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Women in the Wind

Women in the Wind

'Stuffy' McInnes: ...I thought you was on the level
[with Janet]
'Stuffy' McInnes: .
Ace Boreman: On the level? Oh, you know me better than that, Stuffy. You know my motto: Feed 'em, fly 'em, and forget 'em.
[Ace doesn't realize that Janet has overheard this exchange]
Ace Boreman: [Janet flies Ace to her country cottage]
Ace Boreman: [as they enter the front gate] Nice place here.
Janet Steele: Think so?
Ace Boreman: Yeah, but I'm getting a little jealous.
Janet Steele: Why jealous?
Ace Boreman: I thought we were gonna be alone, and I find a flock of chickens to keep us company. Tell me, whaddya do with 'em, sweet?
Janet Steele: I've got a system all my own.
Ace Boreman: Oh, you have, huh?
Janet Steele: Mmm, hmm. I feed 'em, fry 'em, and forget 'em!


--Kay Francis (as ) in Women in the Wind

The House on 56th Street

The House on 56th Street

Bill Blaine: You know, Mrs. Stone, it's very seldom that ones finds a woman with a sense of gambling that you have. Have you played long?
Peggy Martin Van Tyle: Since I was a child. I used to play with my father and my grandfather.
Bill Blaine: I can believe that you play a man's game.
Peggy Martin Van Tyle: That;s one of the nicest comments you could pay me, Mr. Blaine
Bill Blaine: Not at all. The difference in our two stacks shows that it's more than just flattery.
Peggy Martin Van Tyle: Let's hope the new cards change your luck.


--Kay Francis (as ) in The House on 56th Street

The Keyhole

The Keyhole

Ann Brooks: [to Maurice] And the next time you try to kill yourself, let me know; I'd love to help you.


--Kay Francis (as ) in The Keyhole

Another Dawn

Another Dawn

Julia Ashton Wister: We can't be blamed for what we want, only for what we do.


--Kay Francis (as Julia Ashton Wister) in Another Dawn

The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch

Nellie Woods: [to Elliott] If you're lying, I'll kill you and go to the chair with a song on my lips.


--Kay Francis (as ) in The Feminine Touch


The Feminine Touch

The Feminine Touch

Nellie Woods: Sorry I'm not what you were expecting.
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: What makes you think I'm expecting anybody?
Nellie Woods: What makes me think that dogs like liver?
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: I don't get the analogy, but I expect it's very clever. It so happens that you're wrong; there's no one coming.
Nellie Woods: You're right. She's gone out with her husband.
Elliott Morgan, Publisher: [feigning confusion] Uh. . .who has?
Nellie Woods: The liver.


--Kay Francis (as ) in The Feminine Touch

The House on 56th Street

The House on 56th Street

Peggy Martin Van Tyle: [Handing back a card] You better keep this. The ace of spades has never brought me any luck.


--Kay Francis (as ) in The House on 56th Street

Allotment Wives

Allotment Wives

Sheila Seymour: [last words as she dies after having been shot] Nice shooting.


--Kay Francis (as Sheila Seymour) in Allotment Wives

I Found Stella Parish

I Found Stella Parish

Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: We Americans are a fun-loving people; we pay most anything just to look at a freak. That's what I am now--a freak--a headline. I'm hot stuff. The public will eat me up, and I'll make 'em pay for it.


--Kay Francis (as ) in I Found Stella Parish

I Found Stella Parish

I Found Stella Parish

Gloria Parish: Am I a wonderful actress like you?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: Wonderful's a pretty big word for a little girl like you, but I think you'll do.
Gloria Parish: When I grow up, will I be a wonderful actress?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: If you work hard, perhaps. Do you want to be?
Gloria Parish: Rather! I'd like that better than anything. Don't you, Mommy?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: You know what I like better than anything, better than the best roles I've ever had, better than the theaters and all the people in them, better than anything in this whole wide world, don't you?
Gloria Parish: Yes, Mommy, I do. It's Nana.
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: No.
Gloria Parish: Maybe Elizabeth?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: Yes, I guess that's who it is.
Gloria Parish: No, Mommy, it isn't! It's me!
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: Of course it's you, my sweet.


--Kay Francis (as ) in I Found Stella Parish

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