Barbary Coast (1935)
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge: I see a lot of fog and a few lights. I like when life's hidden. Gives you a chance to imagine nice things. Nicer than they are.
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge: Men of vision! Oh, I love the fine names men give each other to hide their greed and lust for adventure. I'm amazed at your idealism, Colonel Cobb.
Col. Marcus Aurelius Cobb: Newspaper men are either drunkards or idealist, Miss Rutledge. I'm afraid I'm both. However soiled his hands the journalist goes staggering through life with the beacon raised.
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge: I like the fog. I like this new world. I like the noise of something happening. No, San Francisco is no place for a bad loser, man or woman. Dan Morgan was a bad loser. I'm not. I'm staying. I'm tired of dreaming, Colonel Cobb. I'm staying. I'm staying and holding out my hands for gold. Bright yellow gold.
Chamalis: I'm running this town and there's only one way to run it: my way!
Mary 'Swan' Rutledge: I wish I could tell you something that would make you howl and shoot!
Old Atrocity: I've been in cities where they chased me off the streets like a mad dog.
Chamalis: Shut up, before I start doing some more chasing.