Tom Lewis: Mr. Hoyt
Mrs. Hoyt : I tell you, Will, things have come to a pretty pass when girls of eighteen want to educate their mothers.
Mr. Hoyt : Well, just what *is* the matter with her?
Mrs. Hoyt : She has an acute attack of youth, and thinks she'a a beauty.
Mr. Hoyt : Why shouldn't she? The very image of her father!
Mrs. Hoyt : She imagines herself a modern Queen of Sheba, with every man subject to her enchantment.
Mr. Hoyt : How long since Ethel has been spanked?
Mr. Hoyt : It's - -it's about my daughter Ethel. Just because a few sapped college boys gum up her afternoons, she imagines every man she meets is crazy about her. She thinks she's a lion-tamer, but, boy, you've got her beat!
Mr. Hoyt : The men she's been running around with are just half portions. You'd be competing with nothing but a field of half-wits.
Mr. Hoyt : See here, young lady, I've just learned that you've taken up with an actor.
Ethel Hoyt : But he's a friend of yours, old dear.
Mr. Hoyt : Friend or enemy, I don't want my daughter running around with an actor with a past! I could tell you stories about him that would put a permanent wave on the brightest head shining on earth. Anyway, I don't want you running around with him - and that's final!
Ethel Hoyt : All right, papa... But what a life we modern women are forced to lead, with blue laws, prohibition and old fashioned parents.