the other girls are piad in full. you had one week on credit and time run out!
excuse me, I'd like to inquire after the room for rent
what are you, listening at the door? even an ambulance chaser waits for a siren!
the sign says "vacancy"
don't believe everything you read.
may I please see the concierge?
I don't klnow what that is, but I know this hotel hasn't got it.
LIVIN' LIKE THE OTHER HALF!
My very first poor person!
Hey, I'm broke, not poor.
There's a difference?
And how! Poor sounds permanent, broke can be fixed. I have a plan so far ahead of its time, it's almost too bold, too daring, too new woman!
You're frightening me!
Yeah? Then this'll straighten your curls: I'm going to marry my boss!
I don't know. I haven't got one yet!
Surely you believe that love--
Has nothing to do with it! Don't you read Vogue? This month's issue clearly states that modern marriage is a business arrangement. Love comes later, occasionallly with the man you;re actually married to.
Where will you find him?
The classifieds. I've been interviewing boss after boss, but so far, married, married, engaged, married, single-and-I-can-see-why--
Don't you read the tabloids? I find they really capture the flavor of the huddled masses.
"The movers and shakers that make Manhattan tick!" All of whom need wives....
We haven't met. Millie Dillmount.
And I'm Miss Dorothy Brown, from California.
An actress, are you?
How did you guess?
I've a keen eye for talent. Now, what can I do for you, Dorothy?
No need for you to double up. I float you another week.
Where does that leave me?
Millie has such a big, warm family...do you have such a big, warm family, Miss Dorothy?
I'm an orphan.
Mrs. Meers knocks on the door
Fong mouh yuhn
Fong mouh yuhn!
Dear me. I didn't order anything. I said I didn't--- How sweet! I never could refuse a rose.
Ngoh chuhng meih gin gwo hou chih leih gam leng ge siu je
All right, if you insist.
Ching Ho snatches the lid off the dish
"Sad to be awe arone in da whirld."
Mrs. Meers! What about her?
Ching Ho and Bun Foo quarrel
You gentlemen clearly have pressing matters to discuss, so I'll leave you to it. And thank you. I so appreciate the rose.
And I'll tkae care of Miss Dorothy.
Good afternoon, Mrs. Meers.
Hello, little lady. I have something for you, my way of saying welcome to the Priscilla!
A California apple!
For the California orphan. Sad to be all alone in the world. But don't look back. Take a bite.
An apple a day!
Now where were we? Ah yes.
Mmmm, it smells very ripe.
Say, where'd you get that? I'm starved!
I'll share it with you.
Miss Dorothy, I did it! I did it! Gloria! Ruth! Alice!
Did what, Millie?
You're looking at the future Mrs. Trevor Graydon!
What's he going on about?
I think he's dear.
All those in favor of heading back to the hotel--
No! Like Eve and the apple, I have my heart set on tasting the forbidden fruit.
You a first timer?
I enjoy a festive sip of champagne, but spirits? Never!
Millie, you know this man?
It just so happens you're staring at the hottest speak-o in town, but unless you cream puffs hook the right clothespin, that Judas hole ain't never gonna open.
Excuse me, but I'm from California. I don't speak New York yet.
Whaddaya, nuts? I got a girl waiting there for me.
I beg you, kind sir. For me?
Think of it as next decade's good deed.
Till tonight, Long Island.
"Oh, woe is me! Oh, laaaaackaday, Oh lackadaaaaay, Oh lackaaaaaaday..."
Girls, girls, what do you think?
One of the watering holes he frequents from here to New Jersey?
It's true. Mr. Smith ahs friends in low places!
Back from a world tour, and somehow, Jimmy wrangled an invite to her "welcome home" party.
Speaking of which, come along Millie.
Millie Dillmount, Miss Dorothy Brown, may I present Muzzy Van Hossmere.
Millie, I've an audition for David Belasco, bright and early, so I'm calling it a night.
You two know each other?!
From the orphanage!
Miss Dorothy, weren't you about to leave? I'll show you out.
Come, Rodney, and tell me, were you ever adopted?
it's our little secret.
But she's my best friend!
Millie, I hate to bother you at the office---
I got a taste of it myself last night.
At Muzzy's party, you mean. Wasn't it heaven? Who knew how soon I'd be plunged into the depths of Hades!
Funny thing about remorse.
Oh, Millie, I feel so dirty! He had this peculiar grin on his face as he went to shake my hand...only it wasn't my hand he wanted to shake. He...he...
I couldn't breathe!
He takes your breath away!
In the pit of your stomach?!
My knees buckled!
No wonder you couldn't stop him! And as far as you knew, I was going to marry my boss.
You mean you're not?
I most certainly am! Oh Miss Dorothy, promise me that no man will ever come between us!
As if anyone could take the place of my best friend! But what has this got to do with my audition for David Belasco?
Oh! That was this morning. How did it go?
Fine, Until he...he...pounced.
Him too?! Boy, you've really been through it!
Do I look like the sort of girl who would allow a man to take liberties?
Higher heels, shorter skirts...and you're not going to like this---cut your hair!
Cut my hair?!
No more little-girl-lost in the lion's den. What I'm offering you is the fashion equivalent to a whip and a chair!
Tame the beast!
Bobbed?! With your beauty?
Mr. Graydon, behave.
Miss Dorothy, I'm going to take you to dinner and try to talk you out of doing mankind such a disservice. May I take the liberty of asking you to dine?
Their humor can get altogether too riblad for a lady's ear.
Perfect. Millie, I think I'll keep my curls, at least until tonight. Instead, I'm going to find a suitable frock for this evening.
Twill be gilding the lily.
Hush, Mr. Graydon
Trevor! Till tonight.
IF SOMEONE WOULD ONLY LOVE ME!
Oh, wooooe is me! Oh, woe iiiiiiis me! Oh, woe is meeeee!
Ching Ho opens the laundry cart
What is going on around here? Wheeling me through the lobby in a cart filled with dirty laundry!? Most irregular, I don't care how middle class a place it is! This is no time for the newspaper. I demand an explanation! "Police are on the lookout for Daisy Crumpler...."
Mrs. Meers?! Dear me! She needs a new headshot. But why are the police after her? "White Slavery"...? No, no...help me! Somebody, help!
I protect you, Miss Dorothy.
May I see that, please? Dwo jieh, Mr. Ho
Ching Ho! Bun Foo!
But what about me?
Puppy love, Trevor. I thought it was the real thing, but then Ching Ho rescued me from an unspeakable fate.
I would die for you, Miss Dorothy!
I love that!
So it was all a lie? The Circle Line, the paper clips...?
That's not far from the truth, Millie. The fortune was founded in steel.
Miss Dorothy, you're in on this, too?!
I'm his sister, Dorothy Carnegie Mellon Vanderbilt Van Hossmere!