Hands Across the Table

Synopsis: Hotel manicurist Regi Allen is a cynical golddigger who meets her match in Theodore 'Ted' Drew III. After a date with Ted, she lets him sleep on her couch when he's too drunk to go further; but what is she to think when he wants to extend the arrangement?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Mitchell Leisen
Production: Paramount Pictures
80 min

I just spent two bucks

on a memory course.



Thank you, miss.

It's a long time since

I heard Mr. Macklyn laugh.

He's got a few laughs

coming to him.

I think so too.

Oh, I haven't

any change for that.

You're not supposed to have.

That's a 10-dollar bill.

I think Mr. Macklyn

can afford it.



Coming, sir.

Peter, this dressing gown's a disgrace.

I can't be entertaining

a young lady in this outfit.

Yes, sir.

You look divine.

Allen Macklyn,

that's the fifth new dressing gown

you've worn in three weeks.

You're getting to be

a regular fashion plate.

They call me Beau Macklyn.

The man at Charvet's

assured Peter this is

the very newest thing.

Do you really like it?

Oh, it's lovely.

Honestly, I can't do

a thing to those nails.

How about

my 40 minutes?

Well, what can I do?

Well, you might try

doing nothing.

Pretend to be

one of the idle rich

and see how you like it.


Yes, sir.

Coming, sir.

Tea on the terrace, please,

for two very rich people.

It is ready, sir.

I wonder what the poor people

are doing on a day like this.


Gee, you're lucky.

Won't you pour?


Well, who else?

That'll be all, Peter.

Well, I'll try, but it may throw me.


Try putting the other hand

on the top.

Ooh, you mean like-

There, that's it.

Oh, I get it.

Two hands for beginners.

Why did you say

I was lucky?

You don't have to pretend.

To be rich?


You think a lot about money,

don't you, Regi?

You've got it.

You don't have to think

about it. Sugar?

Two, please, and lemon.

I thought girls your age

always thought about love.

Oh, love.

I don't want anything

to do with it.

That's what you say now, Regi,

and maybe you may even mean it.

Oh, I mean it, all right.

I think you're off

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Norman Krasna

Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909 – November 1, 1984) was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centered on a case of mistaken identity. Krasna also directed three films during a forty-year career in Hollywood. He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's Princess O'Rourke, a film he also directed. more…

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