Lady Windermere's Fan ('16)

1
"There is the same world
  for all of us -- and
 good and evil, sin and
 innocence, go through
 it hand in hand ---

2
To shut one's eyes to
half of life that one
may live securely, is as
though one blinded one-
self that one might walk
with more safety in a
land of pit and precipice."
              Oscar Wilde

3
"Mrs. Erlynne was once honored,
  loved, respected, she was
 well born, she had position-
 she lost everything - threw
    it away if you like."

4
"My baby -- my little
  Margaret -- Lady
 Windermere! --- How
 the years have flown!"

5
"I was just her age --
 and she is in the same
 social whirl, surrounded
 by the same pitfalls!"

6
"I must go back, if
 only to be near her!"

7
"We leave Paris this
   evening, Marie."

8
   Next morning.
    _________

  The home of the
Windermeres where happi-
 ness reigns supreme.

9
"Many happy returns of
 the day, Lady Windermere!"

10
To meet the notorious
 Mrs. Erlynne anywhere
but in Paris, arouses the
curiosity of one of
  her old "Flames".

11
The lives Mrs. Erlynne has
 the power to ruin.

12
The favorite club of "Tuppy"
 Lorton, whose ardent love
 for Mrs. Erlynne is a joke
 of long standing among
   his fellow members.

13
"Cheer up Tuppy! I
 have great news for
 you. Mrs. Erlynne is
      in town!"

14
"You ought to see old
 Tuppy! Mrs. Erlynne has
 arrived from Paris and
 he won't be happy till
     he finds her!"

15
"Who is this Mrs. Erlynne?"

16
Familiar scenes revive
   bitter longings.

17
"If I could only
 see her -- even at
   a distance!"

18
"I wonder what Windermere
 is doing here? - But she'll
 explain --- She can ex-
 plain anything -- Wonderful
          woman!"

19
"I am Margaret's mother."

20
"You have no right
 to claim her as your
 daughter. You left her,
 abandoned her when
 she was but a baby!"

21
"You abandoned her
 for your lover who
 abandoned you in turn.
 What do you want
  with her now?"

22
"I don't want anything
 of her. It's your help
 I want. You are a
 rich man Lord Windermere."

23
"I will help you on
 one condition -- that
 you spare your daughter
 all knowledge of her
       mother."

24
Windermere's generosity
enables Mrs. Erlynne to
live in her accustomed 
       style.

25
"Let me take you to
 the dog show and I'll
 promise not to propose
 to you again today!"

26
Where unexpected 
meetings are frequent.

27
Mother and Daughter.

28
To the daughter: It
 meant merely that her
 husband met an acquaint-
 ance - a woman known 
   as Mrs. Erlynne.

[dissolve to:]

29
--- To the mother ---
a flood of emotions
suppressed for twenty
     long years.

30
In spite of many rebuffs
for his persistant attentions
and elaborate compliments,
Tom Darlington is a frequent
visitor at the Windermere
         home.

31
"What a fascinating Puritan
 you are, Lady Windermere!"

32
The arrival of Agatha
Carlisle and her gossip-
loving mother relieves
    the situation.

33
"Agatha is so devoted
 to dancing - of course
 you'll be at Lady
 Windermere's ball tonight?"

34
"Agatha! Go out and 
 look at the sunset ---
 sweet girl! She is so
 devoted to sunsets!"

35
"And in my reverie forget
 That stars and sun were
  made to set
 That love grows cold,
  or eyes are wet."

36
"Quite by accident we dis-
 covered your husband's
 attentions to this woman -
 a Mrs. Erlynne, absolutely
 inadmissible into society!
 We were all on the balcony 
         when ---"

37
"From this moment my
 life is separate from
        yours."

38
"And I dare not tell
 her that this woman
 is her mother. The
 shame would kill her."

39
Darlington makes the
 most of the estrange-
 ment between Windermere
    and his wife.

40
"If a husband has friends,
 why shouldn't a wife?"

41
"If you will marry
 Tuppy, you can rely
 on a liberal settlement
       from me."

42
"I will never marry
 unless I can get back
 into society and you
    must help me."

42
"I must be received in
 the most exclusive set.
 Get your wife to in-
 vite me to your dance
    this evening."

43
"Should a wife submit
   to everything?"

44
"Margaret, I want you to
 help a woman who is try-
 ing to get back. I want
 you to send an invitation
 to Mrs. Erlynne for our
      party tonight."

45
"It was twenty years
 ago when she sinned.
 She was little more
 than a girl then."

46
"She is alone in the
 world. She needs the
 help of a good woman
      like you."

47
"Then I will send her
 an invitation myself."

48
"If that woman crosses
 my threshold, I will
 strike her across the
 face with this fan."

49
The most select affair
   of the season.

50
"Agatha darling, save five
 dances for Mr. Hopper -
 Sweet child! She is 
 always so thoughtful."

51
"Agatha! Mind your
 manners, here comes Mr.
 Hopper now. - Dear boy,
 he is so wealthy."

52
"Margaret, I beg and
 pray of you not to
 insult Mrs. Erlynne."

53
"Mrs. Erlynne."

54
"Yes, Tom, I am pale --
 cowards are always 
       pale!"

55
"Margaret, it is wrong
 for a wife to remain
 with a man who so
  dishonors her!"

56
"Agatha my love, let Mr.
 Hopper take you out on
 the terrace - Dear girl!
 She is so fond of
     fresh air."

57
"Between men and women
 there can be enmity,
 worship, love - but not
 friendship. I love you --"

58
"It must be now or
 not at all. I leave
 this country tomorrow."

59
Agatha says "Yes."

[dissolve to:]

60
"Sweet child! She
 always says the
  right thing."

61
"Perhaps I will marry
 you, Tuppy --- Now
 help me find Lord 
    Windermere."

62
"I am going to accept
 Tuppy tomorrow. May
 I tell him that ten
 thousand a year has
 been left me by a
   third cousin."

63
"The same words I
 wrote to her father! --
 My real punishment is
   tonight, is now!"

64
"The daughter must not
 be like the mother!
 How can I save her?
 How can I save my
      child?"

65
"Get Lord Windermere
 down to your club
 at once, and keep him
 there as long as pos-
       sible."

66
"I will wait until Lord
 Darlington returns."

67
Tuppy obeys orders.

68
"You must go back to
 your husband's house.
 Lord Darlington may
 return at any moment."

69
"If you hadn't come
 here, I should have
     gone home."

70
"It was his love for
 you that made him
 do it. His desire
 to save you shame and
     dishonor."

71
"I leave tomorrow,
 fellows. Come and have
 a last fond farewell
    in my rooms."

72
"Come on, Windermere.
 Don't break up the
       party."

73
"I am not worth a
 moment's sorrow, but
 don't spoil your beauti-
 ful young life on my 
       account."

74
"One pays for one's sin,
 and then one pays again;
 and all one's life one
 pays.--There was no one
 to save me as I want
   to save you now."

75
"Go back to the husband
 who loves you --- go
 back to the child, who 
 even now may be calling
        for you."

76
"Take me home. Take
      me home!"

77
"Go behind those curtains
 and slip out if you
   get a chance."

78
"My wife's fan! -- Why
     is it here?"

79
"Darlington, I demand
   an explanation!"

80
"I took your wife's fan
 by mistake - for my
 own - when I was leav-
 ing your house tonight.
    I am so sorry."

81
"Will you kindly take
 me to my car, Tuppy?"

82
The following day.

[dissolve to:]

83
Callers before breakfast.

84
"You are never to
 receive Mrs. Erlynne
 again--She is bad-bad
 as a woman can be."

85
"Arthur, don't talk so 
 bitterly. I don't think
 Mrs. Erlynne is a
 bad woman - I know
    she's not!"

86
"Mrs. Erlynne to see
    you, my lady."

87
"Mrs. Erlynne, to save
 me you compromised
 yourself. I cannot ac-
 cept this sacrifice. I
 am going to tell my
  husband everything."

88
"Don't undo the only
 good thing I have
 ever done by telling
   it to anyone."

89
"I am going to be
 married to Mrs. Erlynne
 today, and we intend
 to live on the conti-
        nent."

90
"But what about last
       night?"

91
"She has explained every-
 thing -- came to Darling-
 ton's rooms to look
 for me --- wonderful
        woman!"

92
"I want you to give
 me this fan -- My name
     is Margaret."

93
"It was also my dear
   mother's name."

94
"Tuppy, you are marrying
 a very clever woman."

95
"You are marrying a 
 very good woman."


THE
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