The Women (1939) Poster


Paulette Goddard: Miriam Aarons



  • Miriam Aarons : You're passing up a swell chance, honey. Where I spit no grass grows ever.

  • Miriam Aarons : A woman's compromised the day she's born.

  • Miriam Aarons : [to Sylvia, about Sylvia's husband]  I made him pay for what he wanted... you made him pay for what he didn't want.

    Sylvia Fowler : [to Miriam]  Why you...!

  • Countess DeLave : This sweet thing is getting her first divorce too! She's a very dear friend of mine... What did you say your name was again darling?

    Miriam Aarons : Miriam Aarons.

    Countess DeLave : [Introducing Mary and Miriam]  This is Mrs. Haines. You know, yanked the scalp off that Allen woman in the fitting room?

    Miriam Aarons : Oh yeah! Good for you! I was afraid you were a wet firecracker, sister. Shake!

  • Nancy Blake : [to Countess DeLave]  Chin up.

    Miriam Aarons : Right, both of them.

  • Miriam Aarons : Any ladle's sweet that dishes out some gravy.

  • Miriam Aarons : [about Buck Winston]  Well he could crack a coconut with those knees!... If he could get them together!

  • Miriam Aarons : You should have licked that girl where she licked you; in his arms. It's where you win in the first round and if I know men, it's still Custer's Last Stand.

  • Miriam Aarons : Listen, sister, when are you going to get wise to yourself?

  • Countess DeLave : But whither... Whither shall I fly?

    Miriam Aarons : To the arms our our pet cowboy, darling!

    Countess DeLave : [Gasps]  Miriam Aarons!

    Miriam Aarons : Why, he's plum loco for you, countess! He likes you even better than his horse! And it's such a blasted big horse, too!

  • Sylvia Fowler : I don't need to sit around and act glum. When I think of what I've sacrificed for Howard Fowler!

    Miriam Aarons : Such as what, Mrs. Fowler?

    Sylvia Fowler : [Looks at Miriam]  I gave him my youth!

  • Mary Haines : [Introduces them]  This is the Countess DeLave... Mrs. Howard Fowler.

    Countess DeLave : [Same time]  How do you do?

    Sylvia Fowler : [Same time]  How do you do?

    Mary Haines : And Miriam Aarons.

    Miriam Aarons : How do you do?

    Sylvia Fowler : [Looks closely at Miriam's flat chest]  How do *you* do?

  • Countess DeLave : Mary, you're not cross because my Buck's had a wee droppy too much?

    Miriam Aarons : Don't be modest, Flora. Your ducky is stinko!

  • Miriam Aarons : [to Mary]  I had my pride. Heaven knows where I got it.

  • Countess DeLave : [to Sylvia, then to Miriam]  Mrs. Aarons is connected with the stage or is it the circus, dear?

    Miriam Aarons : It was the chorus.

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