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(1931)

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Wally: ...so you'd better listen. There's only one way for a girl to get along in this town, and that's with a man - a rich man to help her, but she must keep a cool head. When you meet a man, never look him in the eye.

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: No?

Wally: No. Take a peek at the pocket book.

[She glances at his right pocket]

Wally: . No, wrong number. And one other thing before you go' Find out all you can about them and never tell them anuthing. Men like to think they're Christopher Columbus discovering America.

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Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: You don't own me. Nobody does. My life belongs to me.

Al Manning: You'll make one fine mess of it.

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: It'll still belong to me.

Marian's mother: Don't, Marian, you frighten me when you talk like that.

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: If I were a man it wouldn't frighten you! You'd think it was right for me to go out and get anything I could out of life, and use anything I had to get it. Why should men be so different? All they've got are their brains and they're not afraid to use them. Well neither am I!

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Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Regret? I left school when I was only 12... never learned how to spell "regret."

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Mark Whitney: [to Marian] I like women who know what they want. Sometimes I can help them get it.

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Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Well, I just thought you could give me some advice.

Wally: The East River is full of girls who took advice from men like me.

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Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: When a woman sings with the heart, the language is unimportant.

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Wally: [From the train] Have a drink?

[Marian begins to leave]

Wally: Aw, don't go away. Looking out? Wrong Way! Get in and look out.

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: [There is a gate blocking access to the train steps] Get in where? Oh, here?

Wally: Oh, anywhere... just in. Only rwo kinds of people... the ones in and the ones out.

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Travers: Careful, Mark, she's only after our money.

Mark Whitney: Are you?

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: ...Yes.

Mark Whitney: Honest, aren't you?

Mark Whitney: You wouldn't want me to lie to you, wouldn't you?

Mark Whitney: That's almost the only thing I could never forgive you.

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Mark Whitney: Men who can be bought and sold have no claim on Mark Whitney.

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Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Oh, Mark, I feel as if I was walking on the edge of a precipice.

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[to Marian, after looking Mark over]

Vernice LaVerne: You certainly picked yourself a swell sugar-daddy! Is this your place or his?

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[to Marian, after being introduced to von Bergen, Lavell, and Martini]

Vernice LaVerne: Say, what is this? Ellis Island?

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Al Manning: Say, I'm the best concrete worker they've got. Say, when I talk to cement, it stands up and takes off its hat!

Marian Martin, aka Mrs. Moreland: Yeah, and you're still in overalls.

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