Du Barry Was a Lady

Synopsis: Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
101 min

runs through my mind again and again.

And it wants to know this one thing,

this one question, this one thing.

And my temples throb,

and my... doesn't know what to say,

my throat clenches tight

and my heart beats faster and faster.

Faster and faster beats my heart.

And it wants to know this one thing,

this one question, this one thing.

Will you go with me

to the high school prom?

- Louis, old pal, I'm glad to see you.

- Hello.

- Louis, I got bad news for you.

- What?

The cook out there just said

you were the tightest guy in the place.

But I stuck up for you.

I told him you had a heart as big as Texas.

- The cook said that?

- Yeah.

And he bet me 5 bucks

I couldn't borrow 5 bucks from you.

- Oh, he did, did he?

- Yeah. How do you like a guy like that?

Well, wait a minute. When do I get it back?

Just as soon as I see the cook.

Oh, now do you think

I'm as dumb as I look?

I'll give it back to you Saturday.

This is the cook's day off.

How sure can I be

I'm gonna get it back Saturday?

Just as sure as she's alive.

Oh, no. I gotta have better proof than that.

Look, Louis, I don't want

this dough for myself.

I want to spend it on someone.

Someone we both admire.

May Daly.

- You got a date with May Daly?

- Nobody else.

She'll turn you down

like she did last night.

May was tired last night.

She went straight home.

Oh, she did, huh?

Hey, I'll tell you what.

If May goes out with you tonight,

you don't have to return the 5 bucks.

But if she don't, you owe me $10.

Are you kidding?


You're wrong, Rami. He did lend it to me.

- Fly specks.

- Hey.

That guy's a friend of yours, isn't he?

I, Rami, have only one true friend,

Baldor the Omnipotent.

The voice from the beyond.

But I've got to admit,

me and the kid is pretty chummy.

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Irving Brecher

Irving S. Brecher (January 17, 1914 – November 17, 2008) was a screenwriter who wrote for the Marx Brothers among many others; he was the only writer to get sole credit on a Marx Brothers film, penning the screenplays for At the Circus (1939) and Go West (1940). He was also one of the numerous uncredited writers on the screenplay of The Wizard of Oz (1939). Some of his other screenplays were Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), Ziegfeld Follies (1946) and Bye Bye Birdie (1963). more…

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