Quality Street

Synopsis: It's 1805 England, specifically on Quality Street, where a gentleman passerby is an event, not only for the lady being called upon, but also for the ever watching nosy female neighbors. Based on recent events, twenty year old Phoebe Throssel believes that a proposal of marriage from Dr. Valentine Brown is imminent. However, what Dr. Brown has come to tell Phoebe is that he has enlisted in the army to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, with no mention of any romantic feeling for her from his side. Fast forward ten years. Phoebe and her similarly older spinster sister Susan now run a school. The years and situation have not been kind to Phoebe, now thirty, drab and thus considered an unmarriable spinster. Upon Captain Brown's arrival back to Quality Street, he, by his immediate reaction to seeing Phoebe, too has noticed how Phoebe has changed from what he previously knew as a pretty young thing. Heartbroken, Phoebe, if only for herself, decides to regain some of her youth by paying attention
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): George Stevens
Production: Warner Bros.
 
IMDB:
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes:
60%
NOT RATED
Year:
1937
83 min
68 Views


I WAS SITTING:

WITH AN UNHAPPY WOMAN

WHOSE HUSBAND:

WAS KILLED IN THE WAR,

AND AS I CAME OU OF THE COTTAGE,

HE WAS PASSING.

AND...

HE OFFERED ME:

HIS ESCORT.

AT FIRST HE WAS:

VERY SILEN AS HE HAS OFTEN BEEN

OF LATE.

WE KNOW WHY.

PLEASE NOT TO SAY

THAT I KNOW WHY.

SUDDENLY, HE STOPPED

AND SWUNG HIS CANE.

YOU KNOW HOW GALLANTLY

HE SWINGS HIS CANE?

YES INDEED.

HE SAID,

"I HAVE SOMETHING

"I'M WISHFUL TO TELL YOU, MISS PHOEBE.

PERHAPS YOU CAN GUESS

WHAT IT IS."

TO SAY I COULD GUESS IS TO

WOULD HAVE BEEN UNLADYLIKE.

I SAID, "PLEASE

NOT TO TELL ME:

IN THE PUBLIC:

THOROUGHFARE,"

TO WHICH HE:

INSTANTLY REPLIED,

"THEN I SHALL CALL AND

TELL YOU THIS AFTERNOON."

PHOEBE.

SUSAN, TO THINK THA IT HAS ALL HAPPENED

IN A SINGLE YEAR.

SUCH A GENTILE COMPETENCY

AS HE CAN OFFER.

A PHYSICIAN.

AND SO DASHING.

AND, SUSAN,

HOW AMUSING HE IS.

YES, ISN'T HE?

THE DAY HE FIRS DRANK TEA IN THIS HOUSE.

HE SMOKED HIS PIPE

IN THIS ROOM.

SMOKING IS INDEED

A DREADFUL HABIT.

BUT THERE'S

- THERE'S SOMETHING SO DASHING ABOUT IT.

PHOEBE, I HAVE

A WEDDING GIFT FOR YOU.

SUSAN, NOT YET.

IT'S BEEN READY

FOR A LONG TIME.

I MEANT IT FOR MYSELF.

IT WAS YEARS AGO.

I HAD HOPED THAT HE-

HIS NAME WAS WILLIAM.

BUT I'M AFRAID I WAS TOO

UNATTRACTIVE, MY LOVE.

SWEETEST, DEAREST.

HE WAS A NAVAL OFFICER.

BUT SOMETHING HAPPENED-

A MISS CECILY PEMBELTON.

AND THEY'RE

QUITE BIG BOYS NOW.

SUSAN, WHAT IS IT?

A WEDDING GOWN,

MY DEAR.

EVEN PLAYING WITH IT...

WE CAN'T HELP IT, PHOEBE.

WHEN WE ARE YOUNG,

WE HAVE ROMANTIC IDEAS

JUST AS IF:

WE WERE PRETTY.

LONG BEFORE IT WAS FINISHED,

I KNEW HE WOULD NOT OFFER...

BUT I FINISHED IT.

AND THEN I PUT IT AWAY.

BUT OF LATE, I'VE TAKEN

IT OUT, ALTERED IT.

SUSAN,

I COULDN'T WEAR IT.

OH, HOW SWEET.

HOW BEAUTIFUL.

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