Love Before Breakfast

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

Yes, Mr. Miller.

5,000 Amalgamated at 24 even.

Turner and Baldwin have agreed to your

terms, Mr. Miller. Is that offer still open?

Mr. Miller can't see you

before 4:
00 on Thursday.

Yes, sir. Call Miss Kay Colby.

Ask her to lunch with me today.

Here are those contracts

on Amalgamated Oil.

Those reporters are still waiting

for a story on theJapanese deal, sir.

I can't see any reporters now. I'm too

busy. You better cable Hendricks in Japan.

Tell him we bought Amalgamated, and we expect him to

look after our interests until we get a man out there.

And see if Mason's back

with that report yet.


Miss Colby's lunching

with Mr. Wadsworth.

Ask her if she can dine with me tonight. Tell her my

favorite opera's on at the Met. What opera shall I say?

I don't know.

Look it up in the paper.

What about that report? I'm sorry,

sir, but I haven't quite finished.

I've been getting the information you asked for

on William Wadsworth. Oh. Well, let's have it.

He's been working for Amalgamated

here. Two years as field assistant.

He's supposed to be engaged

to Miss Kay Colby,

but I find that he's also rather

involved with a, uh, lady on 78th Street.

Oh, I see.


Miss Colby's dining with Mr. Wadsworth.

Well, ask her for lunch tomorrow.

If she can't make that, try dinner tomorrow night.

Or lunch or dinner the first day she has open.

Did he impress you as being very

much in love with Miss Colby?

Well, I really couldn't tell. You see, he

was with the other woman when I talked to him.

His chief concern was about his job.

He's, uh, very anxious to stay on

with the company. All right. Thanks.

Yes, sir.

Yes, sir? Ted, is that assistant

manager's job in Japan still open?

I believe so, sir. Come in here.

I want to talk to you a minute.

Snap it up,Jerry. We're late.

Yes, sir. Giddap, Bessie.

Where's your ticket?

I've got it.

What about your passport? It's

right here. I've got everything.

I bet you forgot those

headache tablets. No, I haven't.

What's the matter with you, Kay?

You'd think I was a baby or something.

I just wanted to be sure. I thought maybe

you couldn't get things like that in Japan.

Come on,Jerry.

You can do better than this.

We're doing the best we can,

Mr. Wadsworth.

You needn't look so glum. You're acting

as if the world was coming to an end.

It is for me. Oh, now, Kay, stop

it. Haven't I got enough to worry-

I can't help it. What did you expect me to

do? Pass up an opportunity of a lifetime?

I'll miss that boat sure.

Suppose you did?

You're a great help.

I don't see why you have to go all the way

toJapan for a job. You were doing fine right here.

Listen, honey. If a man wants to get ahead in the oil

business, he has to be ready to go anyplace, anytime.

There isn't any money in oil anyway. Rockefeller

took it all out. Well, he left enough for me.

I'll never get that boat. That's what I get for taking

this busted-down old hack. Of all the crazy ideas.

You proposed to me in this hack.

It's still a crazy idea.


Hey! Somebody grab that horse!

They must be drunk, sir.

Come on, boys.

Grab these bags.

Did we do any damage?

Well, you didn't do any g-

Why, Kay. Hello.

So it's your car.

Every splinter. Oh, I'm terribly sorry,

Scott, but our horse is a little high-strung.

Look out for the black one. It's not locked. Bill,

you know Scott Miller. My fianc, Bill Wadsworth.

How are you? How are

you? Congratulations.

Thanks, old man. Sorry about the car. Forget

it. The joke's on the insurance company.

Thanks. Well-

You're not sailing.

No. Bill is. He's being sent

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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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