Quotation by Ben Hecht

Swan/Mary Rutledge: Oh no, no. I'm not running away. I came here to get something, and I'm going to get it.
Col. Cobb: Yes, but San Francisco is no place for a woman.
Swan: Why not? I'm not afraid. I like the fog. I like this new world. I like the noise of something happening.... I'm tired of dreaming, Colonel Cobb. I'm staying. I'm staying and holding out my hands for gold—bright, yellow gold.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. writer, screenwriter, Charles Macarthur U.S., screenwriter, Edward Chodorov U.S., screenwiter, and Howard Hawks. Swan/Mary Rutledge (Miriam Hopkins), Colonel Cobb (Frank Craven), Barbary Coast, expressing her determination to stay in San Francisco, after learning the man she came to marry is dead (1935).
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