Movie Quote of the Day – Design For Living, 1933 (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)
Tom Chambers: That’s one way of meeting the situation. Shipping clerk comes home, finds missus with boarder. He breaks dishes. It’s pure burlesque. Then there’s another way. Intelligent artist returns unexpectedly, finds treacherous friends, both discuss the pros and cons of the situation in grownup dialogue. High-class comedy, enjoyed by everybody.
George Curtis: There’s a third way. I’ll kick your teeth out and tear your head off and beat some decency into you!
Tom Chambers: Cheap melodrama. Very dull.
Posted on May 7, 2012, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1933, Ben Hecht, Design For Living, Ernst Lubitsch, Fredric March, Gary Cooper, Noël Coward, Samuel Hoffenstein. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.