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Wife vs. Secretary (1936) Poster

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Helen 'Whitey' Wilson: You're a fool, for which I am grateful.

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Simpson: [to maid] Whether Mr. Stanhope touches his trout or not is no concern of yours!

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Party Guest with Herbert: [looking laciviously at Whitey as she dances past him] Gentlemen, I fear that even I could give that little lady dictation.

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Linda: Well, after all, Van, she is an uncommonly good-looking girl. I don't know of anyone in our crowd who's as attractive, and people aren't willing to believe that looks go with brains.

Van: Well, one of the smallest troubles we've ever had, Linda, is caring what other people think.

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Mimi: My dear, men are like that. So honorable and wise in some things and just like naughty children in others. You wouldn't blame a little boy for stealing a piece of candy if left alone with a whole boxful, will you?

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Joan Carstairs: There's an old Chinese proverb that says if you want to keep a man honest, never call him a liar.

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[last lines]

Dave: Gosh, all the fighting and worrying people do, it always seems to be about one thing. They don't seem to trust each other. Well, I've found this out. Don't look for trouble where there isn't any, because if you don't find it, you'll make it. Just believe in someone.

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Van: I'm all fagged out.

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Van: Who won the fight?

Simpson: Rosenblaum. In the third round.

Van: He did? I owe Finny a night off.

Simpson: Well with your night off and my three dollars, Finny should do quite well.

Van: You too? Maybe we should get rid of Finny.

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[kisses Linda while her eyes are closed]

Van: Guess who!

Linda: Hmm... Simpson?

Van: No!

[kisses her again]

Van: Try again!

Linda: Finny.

Van: No!

[kisses her again]

Van: Try again!

Linda: I give up.

[opens her eyes as they laugh and embrace]

Linda: Oh! It's a husband!

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[after Linda finds a bracelet hidden in her trout]

Van: Don't start asking me to go whale fishing.

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Van: You know, it's amazing how a man can twist logic to suit his own ends.

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Van: Me? I haven't done that in years. That's work!

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