The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Myrna Loy: Billie Burke
Billie Burke : I'm here.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Yes, and so am I.
Billie Burke : But it must seem like kindergarten to you.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Why?
Billie Burke : The great Mr. Ziegfeld, producer of the Follies, surrounded by hundreds of beautiful women, sitting on a bench holding hands, watching the riverboats go back and forth. Doesn't sound a bit like you, does it?
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : No, it doesn't. But, here I am, sitting on a bench, holding hands and watching the riverboats go back and forth... And regretting all the years I haven't known you.
Billie Burke : Didn't Anna Held take up a few of those years?
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Yes, Billie, she did. She was truly a wonderful woman.
Billie Burke : I love you for saying that.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Look, there's another ferryboat going across to the Palisades. Will you keep your eyes on it while I tell you something?
Billie Burke : Must I look at a ferryboat to listen to you?
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Yes, or I won't be able to tell you.
Billie Burke : You mean the great lady's man is bashful?
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Strange as it may seem... in your presence, he is.
Billie Burke : All right, I'm looking.
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : I love you, Billie.
[Billie turns to look at him. Flo points]
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : The ferryboat... I haven't anything to offer you, because there's nothing that you really seem to need. You've made the most of yourself unassisted, and that's grand. But
[Billie starts to face him]
Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. : Ferryboat. You're a great star already, so there's little I can offer you. Nothing I can give you... except my love.
Billie Burke : That isn't enough... I expect part of your ambition, half of your trouble, two-thirds of your worries... and all of your respect.