Michael York: Brian Roberts
[on the pronunciation of "phlegm"]
Brian Roberts : P H is always pronounced as F, and, uh, you don't sound the G.
Natalia Landauer : Then why are they putting the G, please?
Brian Roberts : That's, that's a very good question, but rather difficult to explain.
Sally : Try, Brian.
Brian Roberts : Well, uh, it's just there.
Natalia Landauer : So, Mr. Professor, you do not know?
Brian Roberts : No.
Natalia Landauer : Then I am sorry. I cannot help you.
Sally : I saw a film the other day about syphilis. Ugh! It was too awful. I couldn't let a man touch me for a week. Is it true you can get it from kissing?
Fritz : Oh, yes. And your king, Henry VIII, got it from Cardinal Wolsey whispering in his ear.
Natalia : That is not, I believe, founded in fact. But from kissing, most decidedly; and from towels, and from cups.
Sally : And of course screwing.
Natalia : Screw-ing, please?
Sally : Oh, uh...
Sally : fornication.
Natalia : For-ni-ca-tion?
Sally : Oh, uh, Bri, darling, what is the German word?
Brian Roberts : I don't remember.
Sally : [thinking] Oh... um... oh yes!
Brian Roberts : Oh, no...
Sally : Bumsen!
Natalia : [appalled] Oh.
Brian Roberts : That would be the one German word you pronounce perfectly.
Sally : Well, I ought to. I spent the entire afternoon bumsening like mad with this ghastly old producer who promised to get me a contract.
Sally : Gin, Miss Landauer?
Brian Roberts : Aren't you ever gonna stop deluding yourself, hmm? Handling Max? Behaving like some ludicrous little underage femme fatale? You're... you're about as fatale as an after dinner mint!
Brian Roberts : How's the, uh, gigolo campaign going?
Fritz Wendel : Terrible. This week, already I'm giving up three dinner invitations to spend thirty-two marks on her.
Brian Roberts : That's quite a sacrifice.
Fritz Wendel : And here's the craziness: I like it. God damn it!
Brian Roberts : What?
Fritz Wendel : I think I'm falling in love with her.
Brian Roberts : Oh, I'm so sorry.
Fritz Wendel : So am I.