Bad Girl

Synopsis: A mug and a jane: Dorothy knows that every guy is going to make a pass at her; Eddie knows that every gal wastes her money on good times. He's saving to open a repair shop. When the two of them meet, they can't believe they get along. One evening he leaves her waiting in the rain; she finds his apartment and reads him the riot act. They end up spooning and napping until 4 AM. She's afraid of her brother, who's her guardian, so Eddie figures she should tell her brother that she's getting married the next morning. Dorothy tries out the story but knows Eddie won't show up. It's the first of a series of promises, fears, miscalculations, and hard knocks. Where will they end up?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Frank Borzage
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination.
90 min

- d Maybe I'll fall dd

- Hey. Do you have to do that?

- I'm singin'.

- I had an aunt once who used to make noises like that.

She called it neuraliga. "

Neuralgia must run in your family.

Yeah? Well, listen, kid.

If you want to prove that something

runs in your family, this is the spot.

You got a clear deck.

- I don't know whether I won or not.

- I'll ask him.

Hey, mister. I bet her a quarter

she couldn't get you to talk to her.

- Which one of us wins?

- Oh.

So you're a couple of

them smart janes, huh?

No, we're not. But almost

every fella we meet makes a pass at us.

When my girlfriend here said you

wouldn't flirt, I just couldn't believe it.

I suppose you think

when you pass by...

guys just naturally drop dead.

- No, I don't.

- If you don't want them to flirt with you...

what do you dress like that for?

You wear those clothes for what?

To show off the curves of your body.

Look at the waist.

What's that so low for?

Yeah. So some guy can get an eyeful.

And your dress is deliberately made

for the wind to blow up over your knees.

Listen, sister. If you don't want guys

to salute ya, take down your flag.

You're like all other janes.

If a guy makes a pass at ya,

you wanna call out the police.

And if he don't,

you wanna call the army.

- You don't seem to like me.

- I think you're a pain in the neck.

Well, my name is Dorothy Haley.

You ain't kiddin' me a bit.

You're like all the other fellas.

You just have a new line. That's all.

- You'll be making a pass at us yet.

- We'd make a great team-

with my- and your conceit.

- Oh, hello, Edna.

- Hello there,Jane. How are you?

- Hey. My sister's over here. Come over, will ya?

- Okay.

- d Come on, baby d

- Hey. Hey.

- d You want to dd

- Please. Please, will ya?

My nerves.


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Viña Delmar

Viña Delmar (January 29, 1903 – January 19, 1990) was an American short story writer, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter who worked from the 1920s to the 1970s. She rose to fame in the late 1920s with the publication of her risqué novel, Bad Girl, which became a bestseller in 1928. Delmar also wrote the screenplay to the screwball comedy, The Awful Truth, for which she received an Academy Award nomination in 1937. more…

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