The Gay Divorcee
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- Directed by Mark Sandrich. Written by George Marion Jr., Dorothy Yost, and Edward Kaufman, based on the 1932 musical Gay Divorce by Dwight Taylor.
Musical Triumph Of Two Continentstaglines
- Chance is the fool's name for fate.
- You think I'm going to leave you alone with a strange Italian? He might be a tenor!
- You know, you're beginning to fascinate me, and I resent that in any man.
- Be feminine and sweet, if you can blend the two.
- Your wife is safe with Tonetti; he prefers spaghetti.
- Aunt Hortense: [Going with Mimi to check into the hotel] Oh, Egbert, are you coming with us?
- Egbert Fitzgerald: What? Hortense, oh my. You can't remain with her. This is supposed to be a clandestine affair. You can't have a clandestine affair between three people!
- Tonetti: Rodolfo Tonetti at your service.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Yes... well, I am Mr. Fitzgerald.
- Tonetti: Mr. Fitzgerald? [shaking hands] Oh, I'm delightful!
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Oh, I shouldn't doubt it, old man, I shouldn't doubt it. But, don't you think that a corespondent ought to come to work quieter? Let's have more repose and less Rigoletto.
- Tonetti: Ha, I am ready for action, and I will do a first-class job.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Well, don't be too determined about it. Remember, the lady in question is very sensitive, and you must treat her accordingly.
- Tonetti: Bene, whichever way the wind she is blowing, that is the way I sail.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: And now, Tonetti, remember: I want delicacy, tact, assurance, finesse.
- Tonetti: I've brought everything.
- Waiter: I have an unnatural passion for rocks.
- Guy Holden: You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
- Waiter: Professor Brown, he's a geologist. Him and his wife stopped at the last place I worked. Do you know sir, it was Professor Brown who told me that this sea coast 'round here is really a... an igneous intrusion.
- Guy Holden: You know, you're somewhat of an igneous intrusion yourself.
- Waiter: Oh thank you sir!
- Guy Holden: I wonder if she resented me tearing her skirt?
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Well, I wouldn't at all be surprised. That's the usual reaction. What did you do that for?
- Guy Holden: She couldn't move.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Sounds very unsporting of you, Guy, really!
- Guy Holden: Well, you don't understand... uh... it was an accident.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: It usually is.
- Egbert Fitzgerald: Guy, you're not pining for that girl?!
- Guy Holden: Pining? Men don't pine. Girls pine. Men just... suffer.
- Mimi Glossop: Oh, here you are Hortense. I've just had the most embarrassing experience. A man tore my dress off!
- Aunt Hortense: My goodness! Anyone we know?
- Guy Holden: I was chasing you, you shouldn't run away like that.
- Mimi Glossop: Why not?
- Guy Holden: It's bad for my health.
- Mimi Glossop: I don't care what you did as a boy.
- Guy Holden: Well, I did nothing as a girl, so there goes my childhood.
- Mimi Glossop: Please don't ask me to stay.
- Guy Holden: All right, I won't. Don't go!
- Guy Holden: Can I offer you anything? Frosted chocolate? Cointreau? Benedictine? Marriage?
- Mimi Glossop: What was that last one?
- Guy Holden: Benedictine?
- Mimi Glossop: No, the one after that.
- Guy Holden: Oh, marriage?
- Mimi Glossop: Do you always propose marriage as casually as that?
- Guy Holden: There is nothing casual about it. In fact, I've given it long and sincere thought.
- Tonetti: Señora. Fate is a foolish thing to take chances with!
- Aunt Hortense: [pause] So are you.
- Musical Triumph Of Two Continents
- The King and Queen of 'Carioca'
- Introducing the new dance sensation "The Continental"
- Fred Astaire - Guy Holden
- Ginger Rogers - Mimi Glossop
- Alice Brady - Aunt Hortense
- Edward Everett Horton - Egbert Fitzgerald
- Erik Rhodes - Tonetti
- Eric Blore - The Waiter
- William Austin - Cyril Glossop
- Charles Coleman - The Valet
- Lillian Miles - Guest
- Betty Grable - Guest