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Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
(as Susan Vance)

David Huxley: Yes, but I have to go to Carnegie Hall to meet Miss Swallow.
Susan Vance: Miss Swallow?
David Huxley: Yes, I'm engaged to Miss Swallow.
Susan Vance: Engaged -- to -- be -- married?
David Huxley: That's right.
Susan Vance: Oh that's nice. Then she won't mind waiting, will she?

Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
(as Susan Vance)

Susan Vance: What would you say about a man who follows a girl around and then when she talks to him, he fights with her?
Dr. Fritz Lehman: Is the young man your fiancee?
Susan Vance: Oh no. I don't know him. I never even saw him before today. No, he just follows me around and fights with me.

Irene Dunne

Irene Dunne
(as Ellen Arden)

Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Oh, isn't that lovely! Isn't that a lovely thing! Engagement present?
Bianca Bates: Yes.
Ellen Wagstaff Arden: Umhum, I used to have one exactly like it. Exactly!

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur
(as Connie Milligan)

Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Call Mr. Pendagast, Charile??? (Mr. Pendagast is her fiance)
Joe Carter: Sure, why not?
Constance 'Connie' Milligan: Of course you don't realize that Mr. Pendagast is the type man who has twice been to the White House for dinner.

Fredric March

Fredric March
(as Dr. Henry Jekyll / Mr. Hyde)

Dr. Lanyon: Perhaps you're forgetting, you're engaged to Muriel.
Dr. Jekyll: Forgotten it? Can a man dying of thirst forget water? And do you know what would happen to that thirst if it were to be denied water?
Dr. Lanyon: If I understand you correctly, you sound almost indecent.
Dr. Jekyll: What names you give things!


Hattie McDaniel

Hattie McDaniel
(as Hattie)

Aunt Cora: Hattie, have you ever been married?
Hattie: No Ma'am, but I been engaged.
Aunt Cora: Oh, just as good.
Hattie: No Ma'am... it's a lot better.

Florence Bates

Florence Bates
(as Mrs. Van Hopper)

Mrs. Edythe Van Hopper: [after hearing about Rebecca's engagement with Maxim] Tennis lessons my foot!
From Rebecca

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
(as Jerry/Daphne)

Jerry: Have I got things to tell you!
Joe: What happened?
Jerry: I'm engaged.
Joe: Congratulations. Who's the lucky girl?
Jerry: I am!

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
(as Jerry/Daphne)

Joe: Jerry, Jerry, will you take my advice? Forget about the whole thing, will ya? Just keep telling yourself: you're a boy, you're a boy.
Jerry: I'm a boy.
Joe: That's the boy.
Jerry: I'm a boy. I'm a boy. I wish I were dead. I'm a boy. Boy, oh boy, am I a boy. Now, what am I gonna do about my engagement present?
Joe: What engagement present?
Jerry: Osgood gave me a bracelet.
Joe: [takes it and inspects the stones with Beinstock's glasses] Hey, these are real diamonds!
Jerry: Of course they're real! What do you think? My fiance is a bum?

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
(as Jerry/Daphne)

Joe: Jerry, Jerry, will you take my advice? Forget about the whole thing, will ya? Just keep telling yourself: you're a boy, you're a boy.
Jerry: I'm a boy.
Joe: That's the boy.
Jerry: I'm a boy. I'm a boy. I wish I were dead. I'm a boy. Boy, oh boy, am I a boy. Now, what am I gonna do about my engagement present?
Joe: What engagement present?
Jerry: Osgood gave me a bracelet.
Joe: [takes it and inspects the stones with Beinstock's glasses] Hey, these are real diamonds!
Jerry: Of course they're real! What do you think? My fiance is a bum?

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