A Streetcar Named Desire1951

[Blance enters into the spare bedroom and closes the curtain. She looks at her suitcase which is in complete disaray then she starts to undress and talks to Stanley who is sitting in the kitchen]

Blanche DuBois:
I understand there's to be a card game here tonight to which we ladies are cordially not invited.

Blanche DuBois:
That's right.

Blanche DuBois:
Where's is Stella?

Stanley Kowalski:
She's out there on the porch.

[Blanche walks over to the window and looks out. Across the street Stella is talking to someone. Blanche starts walking back to the curtain]

Blanche DuBois:
I'm going to ask a favor of you in a moment.

Stanley Kowalski:
Well now, what's that going to be, I wonder?

Blanche DuBois:
Well, some buttons in back.

[She opens the curtain]

Blanche DuBois:
You may enter.

Stanley Kowalski:
[Stanley stands up and walks into the bedroom]

Blanche DuBois:
How do I look?

Stanley Kowalski:
You look okay.

Blanche DuBois:
Well thank you. Now the buttons.

Stanley Kowalski:
[He fumbles with them for a moment] I can't do no more with them.

Blanche DuBois:
You mean with your big clumsy fingers. May I have a drag of your cig?

[He hands her a cigarette]

Stanley Kowalski:
Yeah, have one yourself.

Blanche DuBois:
Well thank you. It uh It looks like my trunk has exploded.

Stanley Kowalski:
Me and Stella was helping you unpack.

Blanche DuBois:
Well, you certainly did a fast and thorough job.

Stanley Kowalski:
It certainly looks like you raided some stylish shops of Paris, Blanche.

Blanche DuBois:
Clothes are my passion.

Stanley Kowalski:
How much does it cost for a string of furs like that?

Blanche DuBois:
Why, those were a tribute from an admirer of mine.

Stanley Kowalski:
He must have had a lot of admiration.

Blanche DuBois:
Oh, in my youth I excited some admiration. But look at me now! Would you think it possible that I was once considered to be attractive?

Stanley Kowalski:
Your looks are okay.

Blanche DuBois:
I was fishing for a compliment Stanley.

Stanley Kowalski:
I don't go in for that stuff.

Blanche DuBois:
What stuff?

Stanley Kowalski:
Compliments to women about their looks. I never met a dame yet that didn't know if she was good-looking or not without being told, and some of them give themselves credit for more than they've got. I once went out with a dame who told me, " I'm the glamorous type," she says, "I am the glamorous type!" I say, "So What?"

Blanche DuBois:
And what did she say then?

Stanley Kowalski:
She didn't say nothing. That shut her up like a clam.

Blanche DuBois:
Did it end the romance?

Stanley Kowalski:
It ended the conversation that was all. You know that some men are taken in by all this Hollywood glamour and some just aren't.

Blanche DuBois:
I'm sure you belong in the second category.

Stanley Kowalski:
That's right.

Blanche DuBois:
I cannot imagine any witch of a woman casting a spell over you.

Stanley Kowalski:
That's right.

Blanche DuBois:
You're simple, straightforward and honest, a little bit on the primitive side, I should think. To interest you a woman would have to...

Stanley Kowalski:
To lay her cards out on the table.

Stanley Kowalski:
Well I never did care for wishy-washy people. That was why when you walked in last night, I said to myself, "my sister has married a man". Of course that was all I could hope to...

Stanley Kowalski:
[He yells at her] How about cutting the rebop!

Stella:
[Entering the room] Stanley! Stanley, you come outside with me and left Blanche finish dressing!

Blanche DuBois:
I've finished dressing honey.

Stella:
Well you come out then.

Stanley Kowalski:
Your sister and I are having a talk.

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