The Velvet Touch (1948)
Michael Morrell: One of the basic rules of chess is that the king rarely moves.
Valerie Stanton: That's why so few women play it.
Marian Webster: Where did you get your luck, Valerie? Or does God pity the wicked?
Marian Webster: The trouble with her is that she's here today and here tomorrow.
Michael Morrell: Do you mind not calling me 'darling?' You toss affection around as though it were in mass production.
Valerie Stanton: And you prefer individual attention?
Michael Morrell: Yes
Valerie Stanton: Gordon's the perfect host. He wants to make you feel at home... and wishes you were.
Valerie Stanton: You'd better have some food. You're going to need all your strength to answer my questions.
Mr. Crouch: Oh, thank you, but I'm on the nine-day diet.
Valerie Stanton: Oh, are you? What day is this?
Mr. Crouch: Wednesday.
Jeff Trent: I'll give you the lead in tomorrow's column.
Marian Webster: Thanks, I'll settle for a drink.
Valerie Stanton: No! No she didn't! Marian didn't kill herself!
Valerie Stanton: I've already told him!
Gordon Dunning: But not what I'll tell him! I'll tell him things that'll make want to wash his hands every time he touches you! And what I don't know I'll invent! I think I'll go now, while I'm in the mood.