Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Mary Astor: Mrs. Anna Smith
Mrs. Anna Smith : Sure, don't mind what happens to your family. At a time like this you think about the chickens.
Agnes Smith : I can't get hungry till it gets dark.
Katie (Maid) : Dinner's at five-thirty. You can eat blind-folded!
Mrs. Anna Smith : We have to be out of the dining room by six-thirty. Warren Sheffield is telephoning Rose from New York. And Rose, if I were you, I wouldn't committ myself one way or another. After all...
Rose Smith : Mama, for goodness sakes!
Mrs. Anna Smith : After all, we know very little about him. Why, we haven't even met his folks.
Rose Smith : It seems to me that one little phone call is causing an awful lot of excitement in this family!
Mrs. Anna Smith : Besides, you're entirely too young and I don't think your father will allow it.
Katie (Maid) : Mrs. Smith, if I'm going to keep lying to your daughters, I'll have to ask for more money.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Now, remember, not a word of this to your papa. You know how he plagues the girls about their beaus.
Agnes Smith : Everybody knows but Papa?
Grandpa : Your papa's not supposed to know. It's enough we're letting him work hard every day to support the whole flock of us. He can't have everything.
Esther Smith : Papa, if losing a case depresses you so, why don't you quit practicing law and go into another line of business?
Mr. Alonzo Smith : That's a good idea. Starting tomorrow, I intend to play first base for the Baltimore Orioles. I'm sorry, Anna, if I was a little bombastic.
Mrs. Anna Smith : That's all right, dear, you'll feel better once you've had your dinner.
Mr. Alonzo Smith : I suppose so, but right now I'm going to soak in that cool bathtub for one solid hour.
Esther Smith : But that's impossible. Dinner's being served in five minutes.
Mr. Alonzo Smith : It's only five twenty-five, not six twenty-five.
Mrs. Anna Smith : We've planned on eating an hour early tonight.
Mr. Alonzo Smith : Well, the plans have just been changed. I'm taking a bath.
Mrs. Anna Smith : We're eating early for Katie's sake. Family trouble. She wants to go over there as soon as we've finished eating. Her sister's fighting with her husband.
Mr. Alonzo Smith : I see. And I suppose they'll stop fighting if I don't take a bath?
Mrs. Anna Smith : Now she's been with us for ten years, and she never asks favors. We don't want to risk losing her.
Esther Smith : No, nowadays you can't get a maid for less than twelve dollars a month.
Mr. Alonzo Smith : I don't care if we have to pay a maid fifteen dollars a month! Dinner's at six-thirty, and if Katie wants to hand in her notice, she can reach me in the bathtub!
Katie (Maid) : Mrs. Smith, who are these boys?
Agnes Smith : It's me, Katie, it's Agnes!
Katie (Maid) : Saints preserve us, it is! You had me fooled!
'Tootie' Smith : Mama, we fooled her!
Mrs. Anna Smith : Well, if you can fool our Katie, you can fool anyone.
Katie (Maid) : Agnes, I thought you were a drunken ghost.
Agnes Smith : But I am. Tootie's a horrible ghost, and I'm a terrible drunken ghost.
'Tootie' Smith : She was murdered in a den of thieves, and I died of a broken heart. I've never even been buried because everyone's scared to come near me.
'Tootie' Smith : I wanna sleep right here.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Of course you will, darling.
'Tootie' Smith : And I wanna wear Esther's nightgown.
Rose Smith : I'll get it for you right now.
Mrs. Anna Smith : I hate to think about what your papa's going to do when he hears about all this. He may strike that Truett boy.
Rose Smith : I'll do that, Mama.
Mrs. Anna Smith : All right. And I'll get you some ice cream and cake, Tootie.
'Tootie' Smith : [singing] Feed a cold, starve a fever. I was drunk last night, dear Mother, I was drunk the night before. But if you'll forgive me, Mother, I'll never get drunk anymore!
Esther Smith : I got him! He didn't even have a chance to scratch me.
Rose Smith : Why, your dress is torn.
Esther Smith : Oh, that must've happened while he was trying to hold me off. I bit him!
'Tootie' Smith : [clapping her hands] I bit him, too!
Warren Sheffield : Rose Smith, we can't go on like this any longer. I've positively decided we're going to get married at the earliest opportunity and I don't want to hear any arguments. That's final. I love you. Merry Christmas.
Rose Smith : Merry Christmas
Mr. Alonzo Smith : Anna, who is that boy?
Mrs. Anna Smith : Now Lonny he's a very fine young man. We'll talk about it later.
Grandpa : That young man is so excited he's liable to leave on his honeymoon without Rose.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Rose, Esther, the water's hot. We're eating early tonight, so if you're going to wash your hair, you better do it now.
Rose Smith : All right, Mama. Es, why are we eating early?
Esther Smith : Well, you certainly don't want the whole family sitting there drinking in every word while a man proposes to you long-distance.
Rose Smith : Proposes? I don't see why you think Warren's going to propose to me.
Esther Smith : Well, why else would he be calling you long-distance? Do you know what it costs?
Rose Smith : I'm not even sure I'll be in. My dear, when you get to be my age, you'll find there are more important things in life than boys!
Agnes Smith : Rose, it's six-thirty and Warren hasn't called yet.
'Tootie' Smith : Maybe he found another girl.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Quiet, you two.
Rose Smith : Mama, I assure you that I'm not the slightest bit sensitive about Warren Sheffield.
Grandpa : The queen has spoken.
Lon Smith Jr. : I suppose Warren's too young, too. Every fellow I introduce her to is too young.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Now, listen. Your papa will be down in a minute, and if we all eat quickly, we may still get out of here before the call comes through.
Esther Smith : Warren is twenty-one and I think that's a perfect age.
Rose Smith : He's practically a child.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Your father was twenty when we were married.
Grandpa : We gave him the bachelor dinner the night before. He almost missed the wedding!
Grandpa : That doctor must be walking.
Rose Smith : Should I call Papa at the office?
Mrs. Anna Smith : Oh, good heavens no, don't call your father! What could he do? There, there, darling.
'Tootie' Smith : He tried to kill me...
Mrs. Anna Smith : Now, tell mama. What happened?
Esther Smith : It was the streetcar. I think it hit her.
Rose Smith : It must have knocked her onto the sidewalk, didn't it, Tootie?
'Tootie' Smith : No, it wasn't a streetcar. It was John Truett. He tried to kill me.
Esther Smith : John Truett?
Mrs. Anna Smith : John Truett hit you?
'Tootie' Smith : He tried to kill me, and when I screamed, he ran away.
Esther Smith : Tootie Smith, that's a monstrous falsehood. John Truett wouldn't hit a girl, at least of all my sister.
Katie (Maid) : Would it start a minor revolution in this household if dinner was served an hour early today?
Mrs. Anna Smith : Mr. Smith hates to eat early on a hot day.
Katie (Maid) : Eating early on a hot day gives you more time to digest your food before retiring. Besides, I'm due at my sister's at seven o'clock on a family matter.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Is there something wrong with your sister?
Katie (Maid) : She's having trouble with her husband. Him bein' a man.
Mrs. Anna Smith : Well, eating early is all right with me, but you'll have to explain it to Mr. Smith.
Katie (Maid) : Oh, he won't mind, seein' as how tonight's corn beef night.