Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The part of Billie Dawn was written by Garson Kanin for Jean Arthur. A couple of nights before the play was due to open, Arthur abruptly dropped out and Judy Holliday was drafted in. Arthur was briefly considered for the film version, but turned the part down. A move to loan out Lana Turner from MGM for the role of Billie Dawn was later abandoned.
Alright, let's get down to it... what'll ya take, Paul?
Paul Verral: I'll take a drink, please, if I may.
Harry Brock: Don't get fancy with me! I ain't met a guy yet didn't have his price.
Paul Verral: I have.
Harry Brock: I'm talkin' about big numbers!
Billie Dawn: You an' your big numbers, you don' watch out, you'll...
When Barry threatens Billie with a 'bloody nose', the position of her right arm changes between the long shot (holding onto the banister) and the closer shot (holding a handkerchief to her nose).