I Take This Woman (1940) Poster

Verree Teasdale: Madame Marcesca


  • Madame Marcesca : That's Kitty Malcolm. She just had her face pealed. I want to get a close look at her.

  • Madame Marcesca : Let me look at you. Ah, a little drawn. But, the perfect type for that far away look. Mona Lisa mysticism. Men cry for it.

  • Sambo : Only po' people allowed here, lady.

    Madame Marcesca : Child, I'm one of the real poor - the poor in spirit.

  • Madame Marcesca : Huh! How long have you been living like an Indian in this hideous Tepee?

  • Madame Marcesca : You know, she has no more chest than an ironing board.


  • Bill Rodgers : I'm not speaking to you, Cesca. I got your bill.

    Madame Marcesca : That wasn't a bill. It was only the sales tax.

  • Madame Marcesca : That's the secret of selling: tell a woman what she wants and get away before her husband has a chance to say no.

    Dr. Karl Decker : I couldn't sell cheese to a rat.

    Madame Marcesca : Leave the rats to me.

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