Vivian Sternwood Rutledge (Lauren Bacall) has been waiting for Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) in the reception room outside his office:
Marlowe: Good morning.This exchange (in a screenplay by William Faulkner, Leigh Brackett, and Jules Furthman) is drawn from Chapter Eleven of Raymond Chandler's 1939 novel, in which Mrs. Rutledge adds that Proust is "a connoisseur in degenerates" and Marlowe prefaces his invitation with a "Tut, tut."
Mrs. Rutledge: So you do get up. I was beginning to think perhaps you worked in bed, like Marcel Proust.
Marlowe: Who's he?
Mrs. Rutledge: You wouldn't know him. A French writer.
Marlowe: Come into my boudoir.
From The Big Sleep (dir. Howard Hawks,1946)
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