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Idiot's Delight (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Clarence Brown and produced by Clarence Brown and Hunt Stromberg.

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Harry Van: Somehow or other I couldn't help feeling touched, that of all the sordid hotels you've been in, that you should have remembered that one.
Irene Fellara: The age of chivalry still lives!


Irene Fellara: Harry, do you realize the whole world has gone to war? The whole world!
Harry Van: I realize it, but don't ask me why. I've stopped trying to figure it out.
Irene Fellara: I know why it is. It's just to kill us - you and me. Because we are the little people. And for us, the deadliest weapons are the most merciful.
Harry Van: Easy...
Irene Fellara: I've never cared before, but now I want to live.
Harry Van: So do I, but if we don't, let's hope we make a fast exit.
Irene Fellara: Then together.
Harry Van: [explosion from a large bomb nearby] Nice try buddy, but you muffed it!


Harry Van: The world you live in isn't a world of facts and figures, it's a world of dreams. Maybe that's what I like about you Irene.
Irene Fellara: And maybe you're wrong my darling. Maybe we two cheap people, with our cheap lives, maybe we're the only ones in this crazy world who are real.


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Near the end of "Puttin' on the Ritz", the dancer second from the viewer's left is barely in step and not doing any of the arm movements because she is holding up the top of her costume, which has a broken right strap and is flopping about as she dances.
According to the rumors, Lana Turner left the production to concentrate on her studies.
This was the only film in which Clark Gable performed a dance number. He spent 6 weeks rehearsing the steps with the dance director, George King, and practicing at home with his wife, Carole Lombard. Because of his fear of messing it up during a take, the set was closed during the filming of this sequence.
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