The Great Garrick (1937)
Lionel Atwill: Beaumarchais
Beaumarchais : Nothing in the world is so fatal to the actor as to be found ridiculous. Actors are idols. Idols must be admired. The moment your public starts to laugh at you instead of with you, your hold on them is destroyed. Public opinion is cruel. It changes fast. There's an old saying, 'Ridicule kills,' and it's true.
Beaumarchais : Barking dogs don't bite.