Ladies of Leisure

Synopsis: Jerry Strong is the son of a rich businessman, but wants to be a painter. He hires Kay Arnold, a good girl with a bad past, as a model. They fall in love, and plan to get married. But Jerry's parents raise strong objections.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Frank Capra
Production: Columbia Pictures
99 min

Look out!

There's another bottle coming.

Look Out! Look at that!

Come on, let's throw another one.

Look out below! Here goes.

Don't do that.

Oh, come on.

Hey, Bill wait a minute.

- That's my best brush.

- I'm sorry.

Here, use this.

You haven't a witch broom, have you?

Have a duster?

- No, I haven't.

- How do you like that landscape?

Fine. I couldn't do better myself.

Billy, hurry up, when are you going

to get through with this?


If you ever think of subleasing this

studio remember I'm a subleaser.

There's art here.

Oh, yeah.

Hey, wait a minute!

Why did you do that for?

Well, he was making faces at me.

That's too bad.

That happens to be my father.

Excuse me. I'm sorry.

Call for Jerry Strong.

Call for Jerry Strong.

Call for Jerry Strong.

Call for Jerry Strong.

Hey, what's the idea?

Do you think you're being

a very good host?

Perfect host.

Don't interfere with anybody.

- Come on, dearie. Don't be an undertaker.

- I've got a headache.

Right, we'll mix you something.

Blow your headache away.

No, thanks. You run along and play.

You're not mad because I borrowed

the studio, are you?

Certainly not.

Miss Collins, please. Oh, there you are.

There's a painting to be done.

- And a shampoo, Billy.

- I'll give it to you myself.

What is is going to be?

Still life?

I hate still life, Bill.

Put some action in it.

She doesn't like still life.

What's it going to be?

Come on tell me.

What do you want?

Washington crossing the Delaware.

He wants Washington

crossing the Delaware.

I haven't got room for that.

Well make room.

Go on. That's the artist's privilege.

Say, what did you and Jerry do?

Have a lovers' quarrel?

Lovers? Don't be silly, Billy.

We're engaged to be married.

Doesn't he like your shindig?

He doesn't approve of me.

He says I'm an orchid and

wants to change me into a lily.

There ain't no more lilies.

You should tell Jerry that sometimes, Bill.

He'll find that out after he's married.

Oh, you...

Stop wiggling, I have

business to do here...

Ouch! You're tickling me.

Can I do anything for you?

Yeah, you can look the other way.

You'll lose that boat

if you don't watch out.

That's great. I wanna lose it.

It ain't mine.

Is there anything I can do for you?

Yeah. Got a cigarette?

Say, you don't happen to belong to that

gang out there in that boat, do you?

- No. I don't even like those fellas. Why?

- Never mind.

Say. How far is it to town?

What town?

There's only one town.

It's about 30 miles from New York.

I ought to make it by Tuesday.


I'm going that way.

Won't you let me give you a lift?

Angel. I'll remember you to my dying day.

Gee, that's great.

How come you're riding around 4 a.m.

all by yourself?

Well, to tell the truth

I ducked out on a party.

That makes you and me cousins.

I mean, it is embarrassing.

Serves you right

for going to that kind of a party.

If you're gonna preach I'll walk.

I'm sorry.

- You're cold, aren't you?

- Cold? I'm freezing.

I blew that cattle boat in such a hurry

I left my wrap.

Oh, gee, that feels good.

Oh, boy.

Hey, you don't have

to tote a flash, do you?

You know, for our sake as nearly injured.

No, I haven't got a flash.

Oh, well. You can't have everything.

I suppose you're wondering

what I was doing at that party.

Well, brother, that's my racket.

I'm a party girl.

You know what that is?

I never go to parties.

Aw, it's too bad.

Well, in case you ever do,

and you need a girl,

I'm the one you call for.

I'm the filler in.

Do you mind giving me a cigarette

out of that pocket?


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David Belasco

David Belasco (July 25, 1853 – May 14, 1931) was an American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright. He was the first writer to adapt the short story Madame Butterfly for the stage, and he launched the theatrical career of many actors, including Mary Pickford, Lenore Ulric and Barbara Stanwyck. Belasco pioneered many innovative new forms of stage lighting and special effects in order to create realism and naturalism. more…

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