Don Lockwood: What’s your lofty mission in life that lets you sneer at my humble profession?
Kathy Selden: I’m an actress.
Don Lockwood: Oh…
Kathy Selden: …on the stage.
Don Lockwood: Oh, on the stage, well I’d like to see you act, what are you in right now? I could brush up on my English, or bring along an interpreter, that is if they’d let in a movie actor.
Kathy Selden: I’m not in a play right now, but I will be. I’m going to New York.
Don Lockwood: Oh, you’re going to New York and then some day we’ll all hear of you, won’t we? Kathy Selden as Juliet, as Lady Macbeth, as King Lear. You’ll have to wear a beard for that one of course.
Kathy Selden: Laugh all you want, but at least the stage is a dignified profession.
Don Lockwood: [scoffing] Dignified profession.
Kathy Selden: What do you have to be so conceited about? You’re nothing but a shadow on film… just a shadow. You’re not flesh and blood.
Don Lockwood: Oh, no?
[moves amorously towards her]
Kathy Selden: Stop!
Don Lockwood: What can I do to you, I’m only a shadow.