The Devil Is a Woman (1935)
Marlene Dietrich: Concha Perez
Concha Perez : You forced this on him, Pasqual. This is murder. Listen to me, Pasqualito. You never loved me, or you couldn't do this.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : You know very well that I loved you.
Concha Perez : You've always mistaken your vanity for love. Make your final mistake. Go and kill the only man I've ever cared for!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Porter!
Concha Perez : I don't want a porter.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : How about an address, Concha, where I can write to you? Perhaps I can find time to visit you someday.
Concha Perez : What do you take me for?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Come on now, stop this nonsense. Where can I get in touch with you?
Concha Perez : Mother says no flies enter a closed mouth.
[She gives him a peck on the lips and leaves]
Concha Perez : The captain has an eye for the ladies, hasn't he?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well, of all people. How did you get here, Concha?
Concha Perez : The Lord knows. I don't remember.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well, I never expected to find you in a place like this. I suppose you must make quite a lot of money here.
Concha Perez : Ha! If I work all week, I make enough money to bring some flowers to my mother on Sunday.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Living with your mother?
Concha Perez : Who did you think I was living with?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : [He gives her a coin] Do you know what that is, Concha?
Concha Perez : [She bites the coin, then places it in her blouse] Oh yes, that's gold. And it's more than I earn in a year.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : It's yours if you'll sell me one of those cigarettes you roll with your... pretty hands.
Concha Perez : Better take two, in case you should become impatient.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Impatient? Why should I be impatient?
Concha Perez : Because I want you to wait for me outside.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : You, Concha?
Concha Perez : Were you expecting someone else?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Come in.
Concha Perez : I thought I'd stop by to see if you were in. Since you didn't care to look for me, it's I who look for you.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : I haven't slept a wink since you left me. Why did you run away like that? Where the devil did you go to? Why did you send me that stupid letter?
Concha Perez : I was angry because you had given us so much money.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : I only wanted to help you.
Concha Perez : I thought it would spoil our friendship.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Our friendship!
Concha Perez : But now that all the money is gone and nothing is left but -
Concha Perez : my affections for you, I can no longer live without seeing you!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Oh, Concha, why did you stay away so long?
Concha Perez : What if someone saw me come in? My name would be ruined. It was foolish of me to come here.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : No, it wasn't. It was wonderful, Concha. I've been thinking things over for some time now, and I'll be happy to make you my wife. Then no one could ever speak ill of you.
Concha Perez : But no one speaks ill of me now.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Did you hear what I said, Concha? I just offered to marry you, to give you the honor and protection that go with my name.
Concha Perez : Ha! That's exactly what I told Mother. The moment I came here, you'd become serious. I didn't want to come here, only she needs money so badly.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well, at least you're honest, Concha, even if you don't love me.
Concha Perez : But I do love you! Don't read now. And I told Mother I wouldn't accept any money from you.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : How much does she want?
Concha Perez : She has many debts. She needs a lot.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well, money means little to me, Concha. Of course, I'll help you.
Concha Perez : You're not helping me. If you want to help my mother, that's your affair. She's waiting outside. You can discuss money with her, just as you did before. Mother!
Concha Perez : I'm romantic / So romantic / That I often wish I had a more discreet heart / But believe me / Please, believe me / When I tell you that I haven't got a sweetheart
Female Chorus : Do you mean to say that you had none?
Concha Perez : Did you hear me say that I had none? / No, I only said I haven't one / Three sweethearts have I / Three handsome sweethearts
Concha Perez : Arturo, a cup of coffee.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : My emotions seem to make little impression on you. Aren't you afraid of anything, Concha? Have you no fear of death?
Concha Perez : No, not today. I feel too happy. Why do you ask? Are you going to kill me?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : You play with me as if I were a fool. What I gave gladly, you took like a thief.
Concha Perez : I thought you would be glad to see me. I'm sorry I sat down.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Don't go. Please, don't go. I've looked for you so long. I've... missed you. I don't want to offend you. Perhaps I'm a bit... nervous. Don't go. Please.
Concha Perez : [the waiter enters] Coffee. Did I order coffee, Pasqualito?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : The lady said... champagne.
Concha Perez : Have you had anything to eat today?
Morenito : What time is it?
Concha Perez : What time is it, Pasqual?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : About nine o'clock.
Concha Perez : Nine o'clock and no food. It's easy to see why bullfighters don't live long.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Perhaps there are other reasons for their untimely deaths.
Concha Perez : Oh, no. A jealous man is no more dangerous than a blind bull.
[She takes money out of Pasqual's pocket]
Concha Perez : Here, darling. Buy yourself something to eat.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well, what have you to say? Invent something. Defend yourself. Lie some more! You lie so well!
Concha Perez : First, I want to know what you mean by breaking in here like an assassin and causing this utterly ridiculous scene!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : You've gone too far. You're not going to play with me anymore.
Concha Perez : Ha! This is superb! He threatens me! What right have you to tell me what to do? Are you my father? No! Are you my husband? No! Are you my -
Concha Perez : Well, I must say you are content with very little.
[She screams. There are sounds of slapping or spanking]
Concha Perez : Good morning! Good morning. Good morning! Good morning! I came to see if you were dead. If you had loved me enough, you would have killed yourself last night.
[She takes a sip of chocolate]
Concha Perez : Bad. Not made properly. I can make much better chocolate.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Want another beating? Haven't you had enough? I'm through with you. Why did you come here?
Concha Perez : Poor Pasqual. You haven't much faith in me, have you?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : I haven't much faith in anything.
Concha Perez : But I love you, Pasqual. Look at me. Look at me! Look, Pasqualito, I'm black and blue.
Senora Perez : Oh! Oh, and plenty of garlic. Is it paid for?
Concha Perez : And sausage, Mother. Try it. And look, Mama. Gold.
Senora Perez : How did you earn all that, Concha?
Concha Perez : I, earn anything? Don't be foolish, Mother.
Senora Perez : Your Excellency, if my poor husband were alive - he has been in the enjoyment of God for the past fifteen years - he'd have beaten her black and blue. But don't be deceived by her language. My daughter is a good girl. Oh, we could be rich, my daughter and I. Oh, we could have mules and necklaces, and live in the country. But wickedness has never spent a night here. How I worry when I see my daughter leave in the morning.
Concha Perez : How can you say that, Mother, when you sleep all day?
Senora Perez : There. You see what bad examples these factory girls are? Oh, the ugly words she must hear. If my daughter had listened to them, she would have gone wrong long ago. What makes young girls go wrong, Your Excellency, is the advice of women, not the eyes of men.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : There's a cure for all ills, señora.
Senora Perez : [Accepting coins] Your Highness, how can I thank you?
Concha Perez : I'll take care of that, Mama. I'll thank him. You don't need to bother.
Senora Perez : Uh, I see. This will be enough for the rent. And this the - the water. And this...
Senora Perez : The baker.
Senora Perez : The baker, and the, uh - the doctor. But I'm afraid there'll hardly be enough to keep Concha out of the factory.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : I understand.
[He withdraws a billfold, pulls out currency, considers, and hands over the larger portion]
Senora Perez : Here, here, here! And the landlord thought that he was going to throw us out!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : It's easy to see who runs this shop. When the time comes for a sweetheart to offer himself, he'll have to talk to you and not to your mother.
Concha Perez : You don't happen to know of anyone?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Let me see now. No, I don't think so.
Concha Perez : Oh, you think too much.
[She sits on his lap]
Concha Perez : You know of nobody at all? Tsk, tsk, tsk.
[She kisses him passionately, then pulls away]
Concha Perez : Let me go! Don't you touch me or I'll call for help!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Are you mad, Concha? I came here as a friend. Suddenly you throw yourself into my arms, and now you accuse me.
Concha Perez : I kissed you because I love you... for a minute. But I won't let you kiss me without loving me.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : So you don't think I love you, my child?
Concha Perez : No. I please you. I amuse you. But I am not the only one, am I?
[She stamps her foot]
Concha Perez : Answer me, Pasqualito!
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : Well...
Concha Perez : I want to know. Am I or am I not?
Senora Perez : What happened, my child?
Concha Perez : Give a man a finger and he bites off the whole hand!
Senora Perez : Well, I'll go and get dinner ready.
Concha Perez : Why don't you take off your mask? Dodging the police, or are you ashamed to be seen with me?
Antonio Galvan : I have nothing to be ashamed of.
Concha Perez : You're very fortunate. I have.
Antonio Galvan : You're a very beautiful woman. It's easy to see why men should lose their heads over you.
Concha Perez : Is it easy?
Concha Perez : You see? We had to meet. You're the jack of spades and I'm the queen of hearts. Hold them for me. I don't like those black cards. Two kings too. Clubs and spades. The king of spades. Now, who can that be? King of clubs is my old friend, Paquito, the governor. He's been a lot in my cards lately, but never quite so close. You are afraid of the police.
Antonio Galvan : Well, to tell you the truth, I'd prefer to avoid them just now.
Concha Perez : What did you do?
Antonio Galvan : Politics. A little bit revolutionary.
Concha Perez : Is that all? I thought it was something important.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : I hope it provided you both with amusement to know that I still love her. Leave town, Antonio, before I lose my temper and call the police.
Antonio Galvan : I wouldn't put anything beyond you now. All you wanted was to keep me out of your preserves. I'm going to stay now, in spite of your petty jealousy.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Call it what you like, I'm not going to lose her.
Concha Perez : How can you lose what you never possessed?
Antonio Galvan : I used to have a lot of respect for you, Pasqual, but you're behaving like a fool.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : You young puppy. How are you talk like that!
[Pasqual slaps Antonio]
Antonio Galvan : We were friends, Pasqual. I'll forget the blow.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Your new victim, Concha, is a coward.
Concha Perez : I don't think he is.
Antonio Galvan : You know better than to think me a coward. And if you can find any friends to act as your second, I'll be very happy to discuss that point with them at the hotel tomorrow morning.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Weapons?
Antonio Galvan : Pistols.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Reading the cards is one of her virtues I forgot to tell you about.
[He tucks the queen of hearts in a plant, walks to the far end of the room, and shoots at the card. Pasqual and Antonio leave in the ensuing chaos]
Policeman : [as screaming partygoers rush to and fro, some fleeing, others trying to see what happened, a policeman enters] Who fired the shot?
Antonio Galvan : Was there a shot?
Policeman : This card belongs to your deck, doesn't it?
[the queen of hearts has a bullet hole in the center of one of the corner hearts]
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Here! Where are you going?
Concha Perez : Good morning, Paquitito.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Oh. I should have known. You're the only woman in town worth fighting for. I'm sorry, Concha. I'll have to arrest this gallant gentleman.
[to the police]
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Arrest him, I said! Take him away!
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : If only you knew how willingly I'd exchange places with either one of them for your smile.
Concha Perez : Do you still like me, Paquito?
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : Concha, I haven't slept for seventy-two hours. This carnival has been purgatory. I'm about to go home to my wife, which does not make my condition more pleasant. But if you smile at me once more I shall nevertheless be in heaven.
Concha Perez : Go home to your wife, Paquito. I, too, haven't slept. Maybe we can meet tomorrow.
Gov. Don Paquito 'Paquitito' : I dream of the moment. Every profession has its compensations, even mine.
Concha Perez : Good evening, stranger. You're late.
Antonio Galvan : So that's what you're like.
Concha Perez : Are you disappointed?
Antonio Galvan : I wanted to see your face. I wanted to take a good look at the woman who broke the heart of my best friend.
Concha Perez : I've broken so many hearts. Who is this friend of yours?
Antonio Galvan : Don Pasqual.
Concha Perez : Oh! Pasqualito. Did I break his heart?
Antonio Galvan : I could kill you in cold blood for what you've done to him.
Concha Perez : I should like some coffee before I die, and in your soothing company, if possible.
Antonio Galvan : I regret to inform you that my time is limited. I'm leaving tonight.
Concha Perez : Come, I'll take you to the train... after the coffee.
Train Conductor : Better get in, we have to leave.
Concha Perez : I'm not going. The gentleman travels alone.
Antonio Galvan : [the conductor closes the door to Antonio's compartment and the train pulls out of the station] Concha!
Concha Perez : Forgive me, Antonio. I'm going back to Pasqual. Don't forget me, Antonio.
Concha Perez : Would you wait? Would you take me back?
Coachman : One minute, and I'll take the feed bags off the horses.
Concha Perez : There's no hurry. Let them finish. Have you a cigarette?
[He opens a cigarette case and offers it to her. She takes a cigarette and contemplates it as he strikes a match]
Concha Perez : You know, I used to work in a cigarette factory.
Concha Perez : Morenito! Where have you been for two days, you bad boy?
Concha Perez : Pascual, this is Morenito, the bullfighter.
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : [sarcastically] It's an extraordinary pleasure.
Concha Perez : Have you ever seen him fight?
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar : No, but I've read the reviews.
Concha Perez : Critics don't value genius. He's such a baby! Some day all Spain will know his name.
Concha Perez : I know I've been cruel, but I'll make up for it. Tell me what you want me to do.
Concha Perez : Why don't you leave for Paris tonight?
Antonio Galvan : Alone?
Concha Perez : I'll come with you.
Antonio Galvan : You can't. The borders will be watched. Besides, we need passports. Then there's the trifling affair with Pascual in the morning which I have no wish to dodge.
Concha Perez : All right, then you'll be killed. Pascual is a dead shot.
Antonio Galvan : Good morning.
Concha Perez : Good morning.
Customs Officer #1 : Name?
Antonio Galvan : Miguel Rivera
Customs Officer #2 : Your name?
Concha Perez : Manuela Garcia.
Customs Officer #1 : Place of birth?
Antonio Galvan : Granada.
Customs Officer #2 : Place of birth?
Concha Perez : Sevilla.
Customs Officer #1 : Married or single?
Antonio Galvan : Single.
Customs Officer #2 : Married or single?
Concha Perez : SIngle.
Customs Officer #1 : Destination?
Antonio Galvan : Paris.
Customs Officer #2 : Destination?
Concha Perez : Paris.
Customs Officer #1 : Reason for journey?
Antonio Galvan : Business. I sell wine.
Customs Officer #2 : Reason for journey?
Concha Perez : Pleasure trip.