Smith: A little clumsy if I may say so, my old chap. Now if I’d been you, I would have sent her a mess of flowers and then in a day or two. . .
Paul Mitchell: Day or two? With something as pretty as that, you don’t waste a second.
Mrs. Campbell: Which would you rather have, Robert, a baby sister or a baby brother?
Robert: A dog!
Slade: The police will not find him.
Inspector Paul Warwick: Why not?
Slade: The police are searching for a criminal. In reality, there are no criminals, there are only people doing what they must do because they are who they are. So, perhaps the police are searching for someone who doesn’t exist.
Jim: The old Padre must have been quite a guy. To build a string of these things you had to believe in what you were doing.
Agnes: It was easier in then.
Agnes: Well, they didn’t have the problems we have now.
Agnes: The machine age and everything.
Jim: Uh-huh. What makes you think the machine age is our real problem today?
Agnes: It is.
Jim: No. No, our real problem today is the same one they had then: people.
I read about this film in a book that traced the history of Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill in the movies (mostly focusing on film noir) and this film was mentioned because Lupino filmed several scenes in that neighborhood. After I saw the synopsis and the cast (Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida herself), I just had to watch it. It’s a great drama (with film noir elements; I think you could definitely make the case that it is noir) about a man who finds himself married to two women.