Richard Sturges: I wonder if you'd tell me, Julia. Have I been the laughing stock of our friends all these years? Does everybody know? Julia Sturges: No one except you and me. Richard Sturges: Aren't
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Titanic 1953
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Richard Sturges:
I wonder if you'd tell me, Julia. Have I been the laughing stock of our friends all these years? Does everybody know?
Julia Sturges:
No one except you and me.
Richard Sturges:
Aren't you forgetting at least one other person?
Julia Sturges:
Not even he. I never saw him again.
Richard Sturges:
What very good manners.
Julia Sturges:
There's no way for me to make it seem right. It happened after one of those endless rows and private humiliations, in the days before you made me over into your image. One of the summers we had the beach house. I'd left a party because I knew I'd cry if there was one more reference made to my gaucherie, to the... to the dress I had chosen to wear. On the beach by our cottage a young man was skipping stones across the water. He assured me he was not a burglar, and we began to talk. He said something admiring to me when I needed it most, a pure, sweet, unsolicited compliment. I... I took his face in my hands, and kissed him out of gratitude. You... you needn't trouble yourself as to who he was, except that he was a much nicer person than you or I.

Transcript:
I wonder if you'd
tell me, Julia.
Have I been the laughing stock
of our friends all these years?
- Does everybody know? - No
one except you and me.
Aren't you forgetting at
least one other person?
Not even he. I never
saw him again.
What very good manners.
There's no way for me
to make it seem right.
It happened after one of those endless
rows and private humiliations,
in the days before you made
me over into your image.
One of the summers we
had the beach house.
I'd left a party because I knew I'd cry
if there was one more reference made
to my gaucherie, to the... to
the dress I had chosen to wear.
On the beach by our cottage a young man
was skipping stones across the water.
He assured me he was not a
burglar, and we began to talk.
He said something admiring
to me when I needed it most,
a pure, sweet,
unsolicited compliment.
I... I took his face in my hands,
and kissed him out of gratitude.
You... you needn't trouble
yourself as to who he was,
except that he was a much
nicer person than you or I.
I think I understand.
From now on, Norman belongs to
you. I shall make no claim.
Both of you will be
taken care of decently.
But I don't want to see him or hear
from him or... be remembered by him.
- Is that really necessary?
- I'm afraid it is.
As you pointed out, Norman
and I began as strangers.
So be it.
Oh, my poor Richard. How you hate
me. And for the wrong reasons.
Not because I committed an of
fence against common decency,
but because Norman isn't an elegant
extension of Richard Ward Sturges.
For you, what happened isn't a mortal sin.
It is an inexcusable breach of etiquette.
Thank you, Julia.
I stand reproved.

Clip duration: 168 seconds
Views: 9
Timestamp in movie: 00:40:28
Uploaded: 23 September, 2021
Genres: drama, history, romance
Summary: An unhappily married couple struggle to deal with their problems while on board the ill-fated ship.


Actors

Julia Sturges - Barbara Stanwyck