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

Hey. Ain't there any other tune

you can almost sing?

You ain't told me your name.

- Joe.

- I used to know a fella named Joe.

He drove a Ford.

Did you ever meet him?

Well, I might've, at that.

No. No.

The guy I knew drove a Chevrolet,

and his name was Fred.

No. It couldn't have

been the same guy.

- Oh, you're quite a kidder.

- Yeah, you're pretty fresh yourself.

Just fresh enough.

Say, what makes you such a grouch?

Janes like you.

You work all day in some store...

and then you rush home to sleep

at night in some stuffy tenement.

And you'll be content to do it

for the rest of your life...

because you're just a good-time girl.

This is where you wanna be,

with a lot of saps like that...

yellin' their heads off and thinkin'

they're enjoying themselves.

You ain't got brains

enough to realize...

that now is the time

you oughta be saving your money...

and trying to make something

better of yourself.

- Well, you're here, ain't ya?

- I'm here to get fresh air.

But you notice I ain't spendin'

any dough on you, don't ya?

Not even an ice cream soda.

Say, listen, you big stiff.

If you think I'm worried...

about you buying me an ice cream soda,

you're crazy.

I wouldn't be found dead with ya.

Thanks for bringing me home.

I had a swell time.


Well, do you want to see me again?

Oh, I should say not.

But accidents will happen.

Well, I gotta go.

I gotta go upstairs now.

You see, my mother's dead,

and my brother's boss of the house.

He gets sore when I stay out late.

You know, he's careful for me.

But as Edna says,

you can't watch a girl hard enough...

to keep her good

if she don't want to be.

Get 10 cents'worth of potato salad too.

Don't brlng Llmburger.

I don't want the flat all smelled up agaln.

Oh, I know what to get.

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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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