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(1932)

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Barbara Willis: [watching the workers pouring liquid rubber] Why, it's milk.

Dennis Carson: Oh no, just rubber. But you could drink it if you care to stretch a point.

Barbara Willis: Oh, I once knew a man who made a joke like that. He was run over by a truck.

Dennis Carson: Were you driving it?

Barbara Willis: Yes!

Dennis Carson: Well, you're out of luck here. We only have ox-carts and every ox knows me personally.

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McQuarg: If it was the summer of 1894, I'd play games with you, sister. But life is much simpler now.

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Dennis Carson: [after being slapped by Barbara] All right. If that makes you feel any better.

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Barbara Willis: Don't you think I could be happy?

Dennis Carson: Would you mind if I made it my job to see that you are?

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Vantine: You can check the wings and halo at the desk.

Dennis Carson: I'll be right up.

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Barbara Willis: That's a... a very polished little speech for a... barbarian.

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Vantine: What you been eatin', cement?

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Vantine: [sarcastically] I thought we might run up a few curtains and make a batch of fudge while we were planning on what to wear to the country club dance Saturday night.

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Vantine: Don't mind me boys, I'm just restless.

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Dennis Carson: Look at those slugs!

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Vantine: Well for the love of mud! Where am I sleeping - on a racetrack?

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Dennis Carson: Come on, lets have it. Who are you? Where'd you come from?

Vantine: Don't rush me, brother. I'm Pollyanna, the Glad Girl.

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Dennis Carson: Why'd you get off the boat at all? You know it doesn't stop here again for four week, don't you?

Vantine: Sure I do. Think I'm overjoyed about it? But, its just got to be, that's all.

Dennis Carson: Well, then?

Vantine: I left the boat here for the same reason I took it at Saigon.

Dennis Carson: What reason?

Vantine: I got mixed up in a little trouble and I thought I'd stay out of town 'til the Gendarmes forgot about it.

Dennis Carson: And what a cast iron nerve you've got.

Vantine: You have to have in my line. But, don't worry, big boy, I'll stay out from under foot. I'll even pay for my board if you insist on it nicely.

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Vantine: You're not going to leave the corpse here?

Dennis Carson: It's his room. Didn't you know?

Vantine: Honest I didn't. I just took the first room the houseboy showed me. Oh, please you guys. This place is full of lizards and cockroaches as it is.

Dennis Carson: One more won't hurt.

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Dennis Carson: Now, you talk too much, but you're a cute little trick at that. Why haven't you been around before?

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Dennis Carson: Your hair always been that color?

Vantine: Always been a towhead.

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Vantine: Gee, Denny, I don't want any ceremonies, but, but, turn around and give me the works.

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Dennis Carson: Here you are kid.

[stuffs some bills in Vantine's cleavage]

Dennis Carson: It isn't half enough, but, when I get down to Saigon, there'll be more. Keep your chin up.

[pats Vantine twice on her behind]

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Barbara Willis: Men think they can stand anything.

Gary Willis: Gosh, think we can stand this bed?

Barbara Willis: Who else is going to?

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Barbara Willis: I won't stand for this! Do you think you can treat Gary like - like one of your coolies?

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Vantine: Hey, where's the reception committee? It's been a nice little walk. Did you hear that hungry pussy cat back there?

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Vantine: [sarcastically] What a pleasant little house party this is gonna be.

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Dennis Carson: Now, listen. This woman's decent. You watch your language and stop running around here half naked.

Vantine: I'll stay as comfortable as I like.

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Barbara Willis: Oh, don't you see how ashamed I am?

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Barbara Willis: Well, apologies or even thanks are silly now. I just want you to know that - I owe you a great deal.

Dennis Carson: I'll take your I.O.U.

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Vantine: [taking a bath] What's the matter? Afraid I'll - shock the duchess? Don't you suppose she's ever seen a French postcard?

Dennis Carson: You'll let those curtains down if its the last bath you'll ever take!

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Dennis Carson: [naked, Vantine jumps in a rain barrel] Get out of there! Say what's the idea?

Vantine: What?

Dennis Carson: Getting in that barrel?

Vantine: Oh, I don't know? Maybe I'm goin' over Niagara Falls. Whoop!

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Barbara Willis: You mean you don't allow wives on your plantation?

Dennis Carson: Women don't belong here - white or native.

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Barbara Willis: We shouldn't have done that.

Dennis Carson: We did.

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Barbara Willis: Do you mind if I stay here with you?

Vantine: Think you can stand the company?

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Barbara Willis: It's stupid of me to be so frightened.

Vantine: This storm isn't the only thing that has you worried around here, is it? I saw him kick the door shut. He came out with rouge all over his mouth. I suppose he asked to use your lipstick?

[lights a cigarette]

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Barbara Willis: I don't know how it happened. I didn't do anything. He didn't have any reason to believe that I'd...

Vantine: I didn't hear any cries for help.

Barbara Willis: Oh, I don't know what came over me. I should have stopped him. I tried, but...

Vantine: But you couldn't. Even when you tried, could you?

Barbara Willis: No. That's why I'm scared.

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Barbara Willis: Oh, it's too silly. What do I mean I'm scared? It was just one of those exciting little moment things.

Vantine: Well, watch out for the next moment, honey. It's longer than the first.

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Gary Willis: [eating dinner] Those coolies are tough to handle, aren't they?

Dennis Carson: Didn't I tell you they were a lazy bunch?

Gary Willis: Well, I mean, I didn't know they were so sneaky about it. The minute you turn your back on 'em, they're up to something or other they shouldn't be doing.

[Dennis and Barbara look at each other]

Gary Willis: Are they always like that?

Dennis Carson: I'm afraid so.

McQuarg: I was telling him about that time that Malay tried to knife you in the back.

Vantine: Its a great country for that sort of thing.

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Dennis Carson: What's the matter with you? Are you crazy?

Vantine: Just a little nauseated. This rain seems to have uncovered a pile of garbage around here.

Dennis Carson: Stop looking through key holes. It's bad for the eyes.

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Dennis Carson: Listen, what goes on here is my business.

Vantine: Suppose I were to tell that nice white kid? He'd make it his business, wouldn't he?

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Dennis Carson: All those lame cracks won't help you any if I come back and find you've been annoying her.

Vantine: Oh, I wouldn't touch her with your best pair of rubber gloves!

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Gary Willis: Gee, that was a swell shot!

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Dennis Carson: Its a dirty, rotten country.

Vantine: And we're dirty, rotten people, I suppose, eh?

Dennis Carson: Sure.

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Dennis Carson: Let me tell you this, I'm not a one woman man and I never have been and I never will be. If you want to take your turn...

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Vantine: Oh, Denny! Denny, does it hurt awful?

Dennis Carson: Oh, stop blubbering.

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Dennis Carson: Come on, hurry up you sap!

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