Life Can Be Beautiful
Joe Gillis: I’ve got some ideas myself. One of them being this is New Year’s Eve. How about living it up a little?
Betty Schaefer: As for instance?
Joe Gillis: Well….
Betty Schaefer: We could make some paper boats and have a regatta. Or we could turn on the shower full blast.
Joe Gillis: How about capturing the kitchen and barricading the door?
Betty Schaefer: Are you hungry?
Joe Gillis: Hungry? After twelve years in the Burmese jungle. I am starving, Lady Agatha — starving for a white shoulder —
Betty Schaefer: Phillip, you’re mad!
Girl: You can have the phone now.
Joe Gillis: [Paying no attention] Thirsting for the coolness of your lips –
Betty Schaefer: No, Phillip, no. We must be strong. You’re still wearing the uniform of the Coldstream Guards! Furthermore, you can have the phone now.
Joe Gillis: O.K. [He gets up, starts out, turns] Suddenly I find myself terribly afraid of losing you.
Betty Schaefer: You won’t. [She takes the glass out of his hand] I’ll get us a refill of this horrible liquid.
Joe Gillis: You’ll be waiting for me?
Betty Schaefer: With a wildly beating heart.
Joe Gillis: Life can be beautiful! [He leaves.]