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Rose Smith (Character)
from Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Rose Smith: Money. I hate, loathe, despise and abominate money.
Mr. Alonzo Smith: You also spend it.

Mrs. Anna Smith: Rose, Esther, the water's hot. We're eating early tonight, so if you're going to wash your hair, you better do it now.
Rose Smith: All right, Mama. Es, why are we eating early?
Esther Smith: Well, you certainly don't want the whole family sitting there drinking in every word while a man proposes to you long-distance.
Rose Smith: Proposes? I don't see why you think Warren's going to propose to me.
Esther Smith: Well, why else would he be calling you long-distance? Do you know what it costs?
Rose Smith: I'm not even sure I'll be in. My dear, when you get to be my age, you'll find there are more important things in life than boys!

Agnes Smith: I can't get hungry till it gets dark.
Katie the Maid: Dinner's at five-thirty. You can eat blind-folded!
Mrs. Anna Smith: We have to be out of the dining room by six-thirty. Warren Sheffield is telephoning Rose from New York. And Rose, if I were you, I wouldn't committ myself one way or another. After all...
Rose Smith: Mama, for goodness sakes!
Mrs. Anna Smith: After all, we know very little about him. Why, we haven't even met his folks.
Rose Smith: It seems to me that one little phone call is causing an awful lot of excitement in this family!
Mrs. Anna Smith: Besides, you're entirely too young and I don't think your father will allow it.
Katie the Maid: Mrs. Smith, if I'm going to keep lying to your daughters, I'll have to ask for more money.
Mrs. Anna Smith: Now, remember, not a word of this to your papa. You know how he plagues the girls about their beaus.
Agnes Smith: Everybody knows but Papa?
Grandpa: Your papa's not supposed to know. It's enough we're letting him work hard every day to support the whole flock of us. He can't have everything.

Rose Smith, Esther Smith: [singing] Meet me in St. Louie, Louie, meet me at...
Mr. Alonzo Smith: For heaven's sake, stop that screeching!
Rose Smith: We're sorry, Papa.
Mr. Alonzo Smith: The fair won't open for seven months, and that's all anybody ever sings about or talks about. I wish they would all meet at the fair and leave me alone.

Agnes Smith: Rose, it's six-thirty and Warren hasn't called yet.
'Tootie' Smith: Maybe he found another girl.
Mrs. Anna Smith: Quiet, you two.
Rose Smith: Mama, I assure you that I'm not the slightest bit sensitive about Warren Sheffield.
Grandpa: The queen has spoken.
Alonzo 'Lon' Smith Jr.: I suppose Warren's too young, too. Every fellow I introduce her to is too young.
Mrs. Anna Smith: Now, listen. Your papa will be down in a minute, and if we all eat quickly, we may still get out of here before the call comes through.
Esther Smith: Warren is twenty-one and I think that's a perfect age.
Rose Smith: He's practically a child.
Mrs. Anna Smith: Your father was twenty when we were married.
Grandpa: We gave him the bachelor dinner the night before. He almost missed the wedding!

Rose Smith: What did you say, Warren?
Warren Sheffield: Nothing. I was waiting for you to talk.
Rose Smith: Oh. Well, did you want to discuss anything in particular?
Warren Sheffield: What?
Rose Smith: I said, was there anything special you wanted to ask me?
Warren Sheffield: I can't hear you, Rose.
Rose Smith: That's funny. I can hear you plainly.
Warren Sheffield: Isn't this great? Here I am in New York and there you are in St. Louis and it's just like you're in the next room.
Rose Smith: What was that?
Warren Sheffield: I said, it's just like you're in the next room! Uh, Rose, I hope you don't misunderstand what I'm about to say.
Rose Smith: Yes?
Warren Sheffield: I don't think you better mention this call to anyone.

Esther Smith: I'm going to let John Truett kiss me tonight.
Rose Smith: Esther Smith.
Esther Smith: Well, if we're going to get married, I may as well start it.
Rose Smith: Nice girls don't let men kiss them until after they're engaged. Men don't want the bloom rubbed off.
Esther Smith: Personally, I think I have too much bloom. Maybe that's the trouble with me.

[talking on the telephone]
Warren Sheffield: Isn't this great? Here I am in New York, and there you are in St. Louis, and it's just like you're in the next room!
Rose Smith: What was that?
Warren Sheffield: [yelling] I said, IT'S JUST LIKE YOU'RE IN THE NEXT ROOM!
Rose Smith: Oh.

Warren Sheffield: [on the telephone with Rose] Wait, Rose! We still have... 36 more seconds!
Rose Smith: I have an engagement. I think I can hear Joe's voice, now.
Grandpa: [lifts the tablecloth and looks under the table] Good evening, Joe!

Rose Smith: Agnes Smith, you're nothing less than a murderer. You could have killed dozens of people!
Agnes Smith: Oh, Rose, you're so stuck up.

Agnes Smith: Rose, what did you get me for Christmas?
Rose Smith: You'll find out tomorrow.
Agnes Smith: I hope it's a hunting knife!

Rose Smith: Thank you for dropping me off, Colonel Darly.
Col. Darly: It's my pleasure, Miss Smith.
Rose Smith: I'm sure the ice cream would have melted if it weren't for your thoughtfulness.
Col. Darly: Glad to be of service. Good night.
Rose Smith: Wouldn't you like to come in? There's plenty of ice cream, and I'm sure my folks would love to meet you.
Col. Darly: Thank you, Miss Smith, but some other time.

Rose Smith: Oh, Es, isn't he simply enchanting? And so mature!
Esther Smith: Well, how did it happen? Where did you meet?
Rose Smith: I was coming out of the shop and he was coming in. We bumped into each other!
Esther Smith: Accidentally?
Rose Smith: Almost!

Grandpa: That doctor must be walking!
Rose Smith: Should I call Papa at his office?
Mrs. Anna Smith: Oh, heavens no, don't call your father! What could he do? There, there, Tootie, darling.
'Tootie' Smith: He tried to kill me...
Mrs. Anna Smith: Now tell Mommy what happened.
Esther Smith: It was the streetcar. I think it hit her.
Rose Smith: It must have knocked her onto the sidewalk, didn't it, Tootie?
'Tootie' Smith: No, it wasn't a streetcar. It was John Truett. He tried to kill me.
Mrs. Anna Smith: John Truett hit you?
'Tootie' Smith: He tried to kill me, and when I screamed, he ran away.
Esther Smith: Tootie Smith, that's a monstrous falsehood. John Truett would never hit a girl, least of all my sister.

'Tootie' Smith: I wanna sleep right here.
Mrs. Anna Smith: Of course you will, darling.
'Tootie' Smith: And I wanna wear Esther's nightgown.
Rose Smith: I'll get it for you right now.
Mrs. Anna Smith: I hate to think about what your papa's going to do when he hears about all this. He may strike that Truett boy.
Rose Smith: I'll do that, Mama.
Mrs. Anna Smith: All right. And I'll get you some ice cream and cake, Tootie.
'Tootie' Smith: [singing] Feed a cold, starve a fever. I was drunk last night, dear Mother, I was drunk the night before. But if you'll forgive me, Mother, I'll never get drunk anymore!
Esther Smith: I got him! He didn't even have a chance to scratch me.
Rose Smith: Why, your dress is torn.
Esther Smith: Oh, that must've happened while he was trying to hold me off. I bit him!
'Tootie' Smith: [clapping her hands] I bit him, too!

Warren Sheffield: Rose Smith, we can't go on like this any longer. I've positively decided we're going to get married at the earliest opportunity and I don't want to hear any arguments. That's final. I love you. Merry Christmas.
Rose Smith: Merry Christmas
Mr. Alonzo Smith: Anna, who is that boy?
Mrs. Anna Smith: Now Lonny he's a very fine young man. We'll talk about it later.
Grandpa: That young man is so excited he's liable to leave on his honeymoon without Rose.