The Unsuspected (1947)
Steven Howard: Quite a large party, isn't it?
Althea Keane: Would you like to meet anyone?
Steven Howard: No.
Althea Keane: It's not very appetizing. It's Victor's birthday. Once a year his friends crawl out of the woodwork.
Althea Keane: This year it's a SURPRISE party!
Althea Keane: Will he be surprised to see you?
Steven Howard: [He takes her hand with the lit match] I like matches. You never have to refill them...
[He pulls her hand toward him to light his own cigartte]
Steven Howard: ... and when you're through with them, you simply throw them away...
[He blows out the match]
Steven Howard: ... like people.
Victor Grandison: His day of reckoning must come. He is tormented by fear that someday he will make one false move, one slip that will betray him, and when he does, the lightning of justice will strike... the unsuspected.
Althea Keane: [sarcastically to Mathilda] You look as though you'd been fished out of several oceans!
Victor Grandison: The nicest thing about guests is their departure
Steven Howard: You don't look like you could deny yourself anything
Althea Keane: I generally get what I want
Althea Keane: Victor's the only man who can turn my blood to ice water.
Jane Moynihan: After slaving all day over a hot typewriter, there's nothing I like better than a swan dive into a bottle of bourbon.
Althea Keane: [Remarking about Mathilda] If that's a Brazilian gown, I'll leave for Argentina in the morning.
Althea Keane: [noticing Steve's interest in the portrait of Mathilda] You seem interested.
Steven Howard: Fascinated. You know, it's very much like Montreux in his middle period. Who painted it?
Althea Keane: My husband... in his sober period... before he married me.
Victor Grandison: [Gazing out of window] It's much too nice a day for murder.
Jane Moynihan: What's wrong, Victor? You've lost all your zip. You're as limp as an old girdle.
Victor Grandison: [to an arguing Althea and Oliver] I think you better excuse me. I detest scenes not of my own making. You know, the more I see of marriage, the more thankful I am to be the last of a long line of bachelors.
Victor Grandison: [to Max] Only thieves and home-grown Casanovas catch the 7:15 train in the morning!
Althea Keane: [sarcastically to Mathilda] May I suggest you take a very hot bath!
Victor Grandison: [to Press] Don't come here again. I'll call you if I need you. In your place I rather enjoy playing God.
Victor Grandison: [Noticing Steve for the first time] Are you a late guest from the party or an early arrival for breakfast?