In This Our Life

Synopsis: A young woman, Stanley Timberlake, dumps her fiance, Craig Fleming, and runs off with her sister Roy's husband, Peter Kingsmill. They marry, settle in Baltimore, and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister Roy and old flame Craig have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections, but her true character is revealed when, rather than take the rap herself, she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk, Parry Clay, who works in Craig's law office.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): John Huston
Production: Warner Bros.
  3 wins.
97 min

Timberlake-Fitzroy Corporation.

There's no sense in throwing

money away on a dead company.

This statement says

the corporation's dissolved.

It needs your signature.

I promised to have it in the mail tonight.

Where's Stanley?

Ever since you gave her the car, William,

we've seen very little of Stanley.

Ha. The way she drives, like a lunatic.

"Eighty-five in the city limits,"

the last ticket said.

If it had been anybody else but my niece,

she'd have gone to jail.

What Stanley needs is a firm hand.

Somebody with gumption enough

to make her toe the line.

A man with enough red blood in him

to boss her.

William, how you talk.

Well, she'll have a husband pretty soon.

- That'll be his job.

- Craig's not up to it.

He's soft.

She'll twist him around her little finger.

- Maybe not.

- There's two ways of breaking a colt.

Stanley needs a whip.

And Craig won't bring out the whip

any more than you would, Asa.

If he's anything like Daddy,

Stanley's very lucky.

Oh, you and your daddy.

Asa may understand you well enough.

But I could tell you a thing

or two about Stanley.

Give me five minutes.

If we wanna change our minds,

there's still time.

- Do you?

- No.

Are you afraid?

I know, you're thinking about Roy.

We're in love. Nothing else matters.

Nothing else matters.

That's right.

I adore you, Peter.

- Good evening.

- Miss Stanley. I'm taking the car... give it a wash and polish.

- All right. Thank you, Parry.

Uncle, dear, I'm so sorry to be late.

- Hello, Charlotte.

- You'd better be sorry.

- I couldn't help it. I've been shopping.

- I don't like that dress. It's short.

- You should like it. It cost you enough.

- Your dresses are short.

- Did Parry pick up your car?

- He got it when I came in.

I wish you'd let him do the driving. It

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Howard Koch

Howard Koch is the name of: Howard E. Koch (1901–1995), American screenwriter Howard W. Koch (1916–2001), American film and TV director, producer Hawk Koch (born 1945), American film producer, son of Howard W. Koch more…

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