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I was there, once, on a little trip with Leopoldo Stowkowski

You were there with your governess after the whooping cough


My sister ,Tracy. Greetings Tracy

Mother wants to see you at once. At once!


You've got on my hair ribbon

Your face is still dirty. It's awfully nice having you here. I do hope you'll stay for my wedding.


In fact it was our idea

I'm so pleased that it occurred to you. The house is in rather a mess, of course. We all have to overflow onto the porch- I hope your rooms are comfortable.


Oh, very, thanks.

Anything you want ask May or Elsie. They're magic. What a cunning little camera.


I'm afraid Im Rather a nuisance with it

But you couldn't be:I hope you'll take loads. Dear papa and mama aren't allowing any reporters in- that is except for little Mr. Grace, who does the social news. Can you imagine a grown-up man having to sink so low?


It does seem pretty bad

People have always been so kind letting about letting us love our simple and in eventful little lives here unmolested. Of course, after my divorce last year- but I expect that always happens and is more or less deserved. Dear Papá was quite angry though and swore he'd never let another reporter inside the gate. He thought some of their methods were a trifle underhanded.-you're a writer, aren't you, Mr.Connor?


In a manner of speaking

Sandy told me. I've sent for your books. " Macaulay Connor"- what's the "Macaulay" for?


My father taught Eenglish history. I'm "Mike" to my friends.

- of whom you have many, I'm sure. English history has always fascinated me. Cromwell – bloody Mary, John the bastard – where did he teach? I mean your father –


In the high school in South Bend, Indiana.

"South Bend!" It sounds like dancing, doesn't it? You must have had a most happy childhood there.


It was terrific

I'm so glad


I didn't mean it that way

I'm so sorry. Why?


Largely due to the lack of wherewithal, I guess

But that doesn't always cause unhappiness, does it?-not if you're the right kind if man. George Kittridge, my fiancé, never had anything either but he- are either if you married?


I-er- that is, no.

You mean YOU were, but now your divorced


Well, the fact is-

Suds- you can't mean you're ashamed of it!


I think I'm sweet

Duluth- that must be a lovely spot. It's west of here isn't it?


-but occasionally we get the breezes

Is this your first visit to Philadelphia?


Just about

It's a quaint old place, don't you think?i suppose it affected somewhat by being the only really big city that's near New York.


I think that's a very good point to make about it

-though I suppose you consider us somewhat provincial?


Not at all, I assure you.

Odd customs, and such. Where the scrapples eat Biddles on Sunday. Of course. It is very old- philadelphia I, I mean, the scrapple is fresh weekly. How old are you, Mr. Connor?


I was 35 last month

Two books isn't much for a man of thirty. I don't mean to criticize. You probably have other interest outside your work.


None- Unless-

How sweet! Are you living together?


That's an odd question, I must say!



Well- it just is

I don't see why. I think it's very interesting. Miss. I brow- don't you agree this marrying and giving in marriage is the damnedest gyp that's ever been put over on an unsuspecting public?


Can she be human!

Please, Mr. Connor!- I asked Miss Imbrie a question.


No. As a matter of fact I don't.

Good. Nor do I. That's why I'm putting my chin out for the second time tomorrow. Here's the lucky man now. I'll bring him right in and out him on view- a one-man exhibition. In here, George! Over here my dear!