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- [When Peter Joshua (Grant) first meets Regina 'Reggie' Lampert (Hepburn)]
- Peter: Oh, forgive me. [indicating Jean-Louis, the son of Reggie's friend] Does he belong to you?
- Reggie: [indicating Sylvie]: It's hers. Where'd you find him, robbing a bank?
- Peter: He was throwing snowballs at Baron Rothschild. [pause] We don't know each other, do we?
- Reggie: Why? Do you think we're going to?
- Peter: I don't know -- how would I know?
- Reggie: Because I already know an awful lot of people; until one of them dies, I couldn't possibly meet anyone else.
- Peter [smiling]: Mmm. Well, if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know. [he starts off]
- Reggie: Quitter!
- Peter [turning]: How's that? What? What?
- Reggie: You give up awfully easy, don't you?
- [Sylvie sizes up the situation and rises.]
- Sylvie: Viens, Jean-Louis, let us make a walk. I have never seen a Rothschild before.
- [The boy squirts Peter with his water pistol before leaving.]
- Peter [drying himself]: Clever fellow -- almost missed me.
- Reggie: You're blocking my view.
- Peter [moving]: Sorry. Which view would you prefer?
- Reggie: The one you're blocking. This is the last chance I have -- I'm flying back to Paris this afternoon. What's your name?
- Peter: Peter Joshua.
- Reggie: Oh, mine's Regina Lampert.
- Peter: Is there a Mr. Lampert?
- Reggie: Yes.
- Peter: Good for you.
- Reggie: No, it isn't. I'm getting a divorce.
- Peter: Please, not on my account.
- Reggie: No, you see, I don't really love him.
- Peter: Well, at least you're honest, anyway.
- Reggie: Yes, I am -- I'm compulsive about it -- dishonesty infuriates me. Like when you go into a drugstore.
- Peter: I'm not sure I...
- Reggie: Well, you go in and you ask for some toothpaste -- the small size -- and the man brings you the large size. You tell him you wanted the small size but he says the large size is the small size. I always thought the large size was the largest size, but he says that the family size, the economy size and the giant size are all larger than the large size -- that the large size is the smallest size there is.
- Peter: Oh. I guess.
- Reggie: Is there a Mrs. Joshua?
- Peter: Yes, but we're divorced.
- Reggie: That wasn't a proposal -- I was just curious.
- Peter: Is your husband with you?
- Reggie: Oh, Charles is hardly ever with me. First it was separate rooms -- now we're trying it with cities. What do people call you -- Pete?
- Peter: Mr. Joshua. [turning to go] Well, I've enjoyed talking with you.
- Reggie: Now you're angry.
- Peter: No, I'm not -- I've got some packing to do. I'm also going back to Paris today.
- Reggie: Oh. Well, wasn't it Shakespeare who said, "When strangers do meet, they should ere long see one another again"?
- Peter: Shakespeare never said that!
- Reggie: How do you know?
- Peter: It's terrible -- you just made it up.
- Reggie: Well, the idea's right, anyway. Are you going to call me?
- Peter: Are you in the book?
- Reggie: (Well) Charles is.
- Peter: Is there only one Charles Lampert?
- Reggie: Lord, I hope so.
- Reggie: Do you know what's wrong with you?
- Peter: No, what?
- Reggie: Nothing!
- Is Anyone Really Who They Seem To Be?
- You can expect the unexpected when they play..."Charade"
- It's a guessing game of mirth and mystery!
&Please don't tell who did what to whom!