Laugh, Clown, Laugh (1928)
Simon, aka Flok: Laugh, clown, laugh... even though your heart is breaking!
Tito Beppi: [Last Lines] The comedy... is... ended!
[Flik/Tito dies onstage in Simon's arms]
Young girl: [watching from offstage] That's Flik on the floor.
Young boy: [watching from offstage] He's playing that he's dead.
Tito Beppi: If all my dreams were like this - I would sleep forever.
Tito Beppi: Why should I... spoil her youth... with my tears?
Luigi: That barbed wire was not intended for your pretty little legs.
Simon, aka Flok: Swells like him don't marry tight-rope walkers.
Simonetta: It isn't a dream, Tito - it's real! I'm going to tell Luigi - now! And then Lake Como - you and I!
Tito Beppi: Foot lights! Clear the stage! Ring up the curtain! Let the comedy begin!
Title Card: [First Lines] Spring comes early in the Italian hills. Peasant hearts are light - and the voice of the travelling circus is heard in the land...
Tito Beppi: Some poor family with too many babes abandoned her - for the Saints to take care of.
Simon, aka Flok: You mean for us to care for! Give her to the orphanage - women bring bad luck!
Tito Beppi: No, Simon, what the Saints have sent, sinners can't refuse. I'm going to keep her!
Circus Ringmaster: She is a feather for grace, Tito - that little one! But she looks too young! Fix her hair - make her a woman!
Luigi: What a lovely child of Nature you are! What an alluring woman you could be!
[Kisses Simonetta's bare feet]
Title Card: In the pattern of human life there are many strange threads. Three years later... in the office of a famous neurologist in Rome.
Doctor: Count Ravelli, your spells of uncontrollable laughter are due to a life of self-indulgence.