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Margaret Lord (Character)
from The Philadelphia Story (1940)

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High Society (1956)
Mrs. Lord: Tracy, look at the way she does her hair.
Tracy: Oh, yes, it's lovely. Is it lacquered?

Mrs. Lord: George told us what happened. Your father will make an announcement.
Tracy: Oh thank you. No, no, I got myself into this, I'll get myself out. Ooh.
Dexter: Go. Go.
Tracy: [Opens the door to address the guests] Good morning
[to the organist]
Tracy: Will you stop that racket? Good morning. I'm afraid there's been a slight hitch. My fiancé that was... that is... he's decided we should call it a day and I quite agree with him and... oh Dexter help me please?
Dexter: Say "two years ago I did you out of a wedding in this house by eloping to Maryland"
Tracy: Two years ago I did you out of a wedding in this house by eloping to Maryland.
Dexter: "But I hope to make it up to you now by going through with it as originally planned."
Tracy: But I hope to make it up to you now by...
[looks at Dexter, he nods and smiles]
Tracy: by going through with it as originally and most beautifully planned.
Dexter: "So if you'll just keep your seats a moment"
Tracy: So if you'll just keep your lovely seats a moment
Dexter: "That's all"
Tracy: That's all
[shuts the door]
Tracy: . Oh Dexter, are you sure?
Dexter: No, but I'll risk it if you will.
Tracy: You're not just doing it to save my face?
Dexter: It's such a sweet old face.

Mrs. Lord: This is Miss Elizabeth Imbrie and Mr Mike Macauley Connor. They're from Spy magazine.
Dexter: Spy? Say your tastes have changed a little haven't they, Sam?

Caroline Lord: Tracy, it's your song! Dexter must be home.
Tracy: Mother, has Dexter come back?
Mrs. Lord: Well, we knew he was giving his house over to the jazz festival, maybe he has come back.
Tracy: He's back. No-one else would play that song. That cheap, vulgar, dreadful song.
Caroline Lord: That beautiful, wonderful song he wrote especially for her? That's gratitude.

Caroline Lord: What's this?
[holds up a weird silver object]
Mrs. Lord: I don't know dear.
Caroline Lord: It stinks.
Mrs. Lord: Caroline, don't say stinks. If absolutely necessary, smells, but only if absolutely necessary.

Caroline Lord: Mother, don't you think it's stinking of Tracy not to invite father to the wedding?
Mrs. Lord: Yes, just between us, I think it's good and stinking.

Mike: [on telephone] This is the voice of doom.
Mrs. Lord: What?
Mike: This is to tell you your days are numbered.
[hangs up]
Mrs. Lord: Oh dear. One of the servants has been at the sherry again.

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Margaret Lord: The course of true love...
Macaulay Connor: ...gathers no moss.

Macaulay Connor: This is the Bridal Suite. Would you send up a couple of caviar sandwiches and a bottle of beer?
Margaret Lord: What? Who is this?
Macaulay Connor: This is the Voice of Doom calling. Your days are numbered, to the seventh son of the seventh son.
Margaret Lord: Hello? Hello?
Tracy Lord: What's the matter?
Margaret Lord: One of the servants has been at the sherry again.

Margaret Lord: We both might face the facts that neither of us has proved to be a very great success as a wife.
Tracy Lord: We just picked the wrong first husband.

Margaret Lord: Oh, dear. Is there no such thing as privacy any more?
Tracy Lord: Only in bed, mother, and not always there.

Margaret Lord: Are you one of the musicians?
Macaulay Connor: No!
Margaret Lord: Oh of course, you're Junius's friend. Only you're not. Do you have any violin strings?
Macaulay Connor: [digs in his pocket] I have an aspirin. Will that work?
Margaret Lord: I don't think so! It's for a violin. Oh well, no matter!

Margaret Lord: I think that dress hikes up a little behind...
Dinah Lord: No, it's me that does.