The Constant Nymph (1943) Directed by Edmund Goulding. Charles Boyer as Lewis Dodd and Alexis Smith as Florence Creighton
Lewis: I will not be told what I must or must not do. I’ve never permitted myself to be bullied and I’m not going to start now. I’m not a child.
Florence: Aren’t you behaving like one?
Lewis: If there is one thing in the world I hate, it is your class of upper class. Pompous, hard headed, domineering.
Florence: Now you’re becoming rude. If you hated my class, why did you…
Lewis: I know. I know. Why did I marry you? Well, you’ve said that before and each time you ask, I find it more difficult to answer.
Florence: Darling, you’ll not dare say such a thing to me.
Lewis: I do dare! I have dared and it is the blunt truth!
Florence: Whatever you feel, it’s most un-gallant and cruel of you to say such a thing to my face.
Lewis: Well, you dislike the truth. I’m sorry I haven’t got the gift for that mental sleight of hand you people call manners.
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