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: Listen to me old-timer. I'm drunk, and I know I'm drunk but I know what I'm talking about.
: [Kane, his agent, is breaking the news to him that he's washed up
] You're trying to throw a scare into me. Max Kane
: Oh, no. l'm just telling you the truth... You know, you never were an actor. You did have looks, but they're gone now. You don't have to take my word for it. Just look in any mirror. They don't lie.
[Forces Renault to look at himself in a nearby mirror
] Max Kane
: Take a good look. Look at those pouches under your eyes. Look at those creases. You sag like an old woman! Get a load of yourself! Wait till you start tramping around the offices, looking for a job, because no agent's going to handle you. Sitting in those anterooms hour after hour, giving your name to office boys that never even heard of you. You're through, Renault! You're through in pictures and plays and vaudeville and radio and everything. You're a corpse, and you don't know it. Go get yourself buried!
: I'm awfully jealous of the play. Are you really going to act in it? Larry Renault
: Oh, my agent's bringing Bauman up here this afternoon. I might as well sign the contract. Bauman is as good a Producer as there is, I suppose. Paula Jordan
: And I"ll have to sit in the audience and watch you make love to another woman. Well, I hope it flops. That's what I hope.
: There are other things important. Your a kid of nineteen. Your nineteen and I'm forty-sev - I'm almost forty.
: What do you want with me? Paula Jordan
: I love you. Larry Renault
: Your young and fresh and I'm burned out.
: Who's going to - play the part? Max Kane
: This, eh, Cecil Bellamy. Larry Renault
: That piffling little - why, he's English in the first place. Max Kane
: Well, the part says, English explorer. Larry Renault
: I can be English. English as anybody!
: Eight thousand a week - that's what I got. And I was going to get Ten until the talkies came in.
: I'm Larry Renault! Not some hick tourist!