But I gotta make it quick today, so I'll just list some good lines from the Stanwyck Two-fer from last night at Noir City 9.
The Lady Gambles (Universal, 1949)
** "Where have I failed you as a husband?"
** "You're not even a woman anymore...just another dame with the 'fever'!"
** "I picked her up in an alley...with a pair of loaded dice in her hand!"
Some pretty dire pronouncements, don't you think? And poor Robert Preston — so strapping a guy for such a tiny mustache.
And a couple choice bits tweeted by anniebacon (a person I've never met, but who, noir-like, I now follow):
** Better than gambling: "Spitting half a mile...and a two-inch steak."
** "I'll take a lush any day. At least a lush passes out sometimes."
Sorry, Wrong Number (Paramount, 1948)
Still, Barbara's hair is much better in this picture than in The Lady Gambles. That Jane Wyman cut is the least flattering hairdo ever; it works on no one.