Ethel Saxon: You see, I loved him. I mean I loved him when... when he didn't love me anymore, day in and day out watching him get further and further away from me. I could see in his eyes when he looked at me... I could see he hated me, hated me because I needed him. Oh, I was so frightened, so mixed up. It's so horrible to see someone who's become part of you slipping away, slowly. To feel helpless and empty, lonely and frantic, wanting to do something, anything, anything to bring him back! To patch things up, to try to tie together the few remaining bits of happiness... and then, that awful day when he drew the money from the bank and I knew the end I'd been waiting for had come, that all my fears were realized, that he was going away. I went mad... he mustn't go away, he mustn't go! Anything to stop him, anything! That's all I wanted to do
[starts to weep]
Ethel Saxon: I didn't mean to kill him, I only meant to stop him, to stop him from going away.
Dist. Atty. Plunkett: How did you know he had a gun?
Stella Weldon: I felt it in his pocket when he kissed me goodbye.
Gar Boni: I'm not ready yet to settle down in the suburbs and wear golf pants.
Gar Boni: Kiss?
Stella Weldon: No.
Gar Boni: Mad at me?
Stella Weldon: You know I am.
Gar Boni: Well, kiss me anyway.
Edward Weldon: I love Stella, she's my daughter, but she broke the law.
Nolan: Do you mean to say that for a set of dried up laws that are being smashed to bits every day by professional criminals, you'd...
Edward Weldon: But I'm no criminal. I'll leave it to Mr Plunkett. I'll throw her on the mercy of the court.
Edward Weldon: In heaven's name, man - what have you got in your veins - milk?