Love Before Breakfast

Synopsis: A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Walter Lang
Production: Universal
70 min

Wave good-bye, babies.

Wave good-bye.


Bye, honey.

Take care of yourself.



Say, when you cry, you don't

fool around, do you? You give.

Don't I? Oh! Give me a hanky

quick. I got mascara in my eye.

Oh. Oh, I can't stand good-byes.

I can't even bear to

see anybody off at the subway.

You never do that for me.

I'm afraid I ruined your hanky.

I'll have it framed.

How's it now?

Oh. My eye's all right, but I still

have an awful lump in my throat.

How'd you like to wash it down with some nice hot

coffee? Coffee. It's practically an inspiration.

Swell. We'll stop by Dubin's.

All right.

Coffee, black and strong.

Make it two.

Yes, sir. Anything else?


I'll have the special sandwich.

Just the turkey and ham

without the magoo. Yes, sir.

Come on, now. Do your grieving on your own

time. You know, the countess is gone too.

I think she's very charming, Scott.

I admire your taste. Thank you.

Except for those stupid little pekes she drapes herself

with. Incidentally, what's happened to the count? Where is he?

Where are the snows of yesteryear?

Where the woodbine twineth.

That's where the count is.

Kay, have you really got it as bad as

you think you have? I don't think so.

What does a lady do when she wishes

to change the subject abruptly?

Give me a cigarette.

What does a gentleman do when he wants to find

out if he has a chance, now that your Bill is gone?

You never give up, do you? You know me.

Miller of the Northwest Royal Mounted.

It's a funny world, isn't it?

What's funny about it?

Well, the countess wants to marry me.

You're afraid?

You want to marry Bill,

and I want to marry you.

Quite a problem, isn't it?

Yes. Isn't it?

You know, I had quite some difficulty

getting the countess off to Honolulu.

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Herbert Fields

Herbert Fields (July 26, 1897 – March 24, 1958) was an American librettist and screenwriter. Born in New York City, Fields began his career as an actor, then graduated to choreography and stage direction before turning to writing. From 1925 until his death, he contributed to the libretti of many Broadway musicals. He wrote the book for most of the Rodgers and Hart musicals of the 1930s and later collaborated with his sister Dorothy on several musicals, including Annie Get Your Gun, Something for the Boys, Up in Central Park, and Arms and the Girl. He won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Musical for Redhead. Fields wrote the screenplays for a string of mostly B-movies, including Let's Fall in Love (1933), Hands Across the Table (1935), Love Before Breakfast (1936), Fools for Scandal (1938), Honolulu (1939), and Father Takes a Wife (1941). He was also one of several writers who worked on The Wizard of Oz, although he did not receive a screen credit for his contribution. Fields was the son of Lew Fields and brother of Dorothy and Joseph Fields. more…

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