Passed | | Comedy, Drama
Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.
When Oliver Jordan arrives at Dr. Talbot's office with chest pain, Dr. Talbot asks the nurse for "nitrate of amyl" (incorrectly transcribed in the close captioning as "nitrate of ammo"). Dr. Talbot breaks the cloth-covered glass ampule between his fingers, holds it under Oliver's nose, and says "sniff this." Oliver begins to feel better immediately. Dr. Talbot treated Oliver's "angina" (cardiac chest pain) with amyl nitrite (widely and mistakenly called amyl nitrate). In the 1950's, amyl nitrite was largely replaced by nitroglycerin tablets (or spray) placed under the tongue for the treatment of angina.
I'm the works around here and I'll give you orders what to do!
Kitty: Who do you think you're talkin' to? That first wife of yours out in Montana?
Dan Packard: Now you leave her out of this.
Kitty: That poor mealy-faced thing, with her flat chest, that didn't have nerve enough ...
As Dan is talking to her, Carlotta holds her suddenly unlit cigarette in her left hand. As she crosses to the door to exit, the cigarette shifts to her right hand and is lit again.
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