Little Women 1933, RKO Radio Pictures Inc., Directed by George Cukor, Writing credits: Louisa May Alcott(novel: as Louisa M. Alcott), Sarah Y. Mason & Vicor Heerman
MR. LAURENCE Um_c What's this? Why aren't you two young ladies downstairs dancing? AMY Mother said we weren't to go down with the grown-ups. MR. LAURENCE But can you see anything from here? How about you? AMY She just likes to listen to the music. MR. LAURENCE You just come down with me where it's playing. BETH Oh, no. No, sir. Please. MR. LAURENCE Why not? Well, my dear child, what's the matter? AMY She has an infirmity. MR. LAURENCE Mmm? AMY She's shy. MR. LAURENCE Oh, I see. AMY If it weren't for that, she'd be simply fastitidious because she plays beautifully. MR. LAURENCE Oh, she must come and play for me sometime. AMY No. She never would. MR. LAURENCE Oh, it wasn't that I wanted to hear her, but that piano down there is simply going to ruin for want of use. I was hoping one you young ladies would come and practice on it. Just_c. Just to keep it in tune, you know. Well, if you don't care to come, never mind. BETH Oh, sir. We do care, very, very much. MR. LAURENCE So. So you're the musical one. BETH I'm Beth. I love it dearly and I'll come if you're quite sure no- one will hear me and be disturbed. MR. LAURENCE Not a soul, my child. Not a soul. You come too, young lady. And tell your mother I think all her daughters are simply "fastidious". AMY Beth, isn't he elegant?