Movie: The Happy Time [1952] Movie: The Happy Time [1952]

Movie: The Happy Time [1952] Movie: The Happy Time [1952]

Dr. Marchaud:
[taking Grandpere's pulse] I've warned you before: it's bad enough for a young man to burn the candle at both ends; but with you, there's nothing but the wick-and that's burnt out.



Grandpere Bonnard:
Hmph! A man stumbles in the street - and then the vultures gather!



Dr. Marchaud:
The pulse is like a roller coaster at Luna Park.


[to Desmond]



Dr. Marchaud:
Open his shirt.



Grandpere Bonnard:
Must I endure this? I'm not a public display!



Dr. Marchaud:
No, you're a public nuisance.

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Uncle Desmond Bonnard:
What's the occasion, this time?



Grandpere Bonnard:
The Widow Latouche is waiting; I'm late.



Uncle Desmond Bonnard:
Ho ho ho! It will unscrew your billiard table!



Uncle Louis Bonnard:
Believe me, not even a young man can go out every night dancing and never sleep. Something will collapse: maybe the arteries or the veins...



Grandpere Bonnard:
The one who knows of a better way to die-will he step forward?

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Susan Bonnard:
[Bibi returns to the dining room, adjusting lacy garters on his sleeves] Bibi, what have you got on your sleeves?



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
They're too long. Before he left town, Uncle Desmond gave me some garters to hold them up.



Susan Bonnard:
Women's garters! Take them off! Look at them! Off some... stranger's legs!



Grandpere Bonnard:
To Desmond she was not a stranger.



Susan Bonnard:
Jacques!



Jacques Bonnard:
Calm yourself, my love. My brother is young.



Susan Bonnard:
Your son is younger.



Jacques Bonnard:
And after all, there is no great harm in catching garters that are thrown from the stage of the Casino Burlesque. It's done by some of our most distinguished citizens. It's a form of sport.



Susan Bonnard:
I don't want garters from the burlesque on my son's arms.



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
Only one is from the burlesque! The other was obtained privately!



Susan Bonnard:
[shrieking, she leaves the room]



Jacques Bonnard:
Now, Bibi-in the world of men, one does not talk too much. It's enough to have the garters; one does not volunteer the information where they were obtained. You will understand when you are a man.



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
Papa? When will I be?



Jacques Bonnard:
What?



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
When will I be a man?



Jacques Bonnard:
Soon enough.



Grandpere Bonnard:
There is a law of nature, called la puberté, and it is widespread among all animals, being the awakening of a natural appetite. Life will taste better then-like a good soup! It is the seasoning that counts! But it is a hard appetite to satisfy, believe me.

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Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
Look, maman, what Uncle Desmond sent. A photograph of himself and two nice ladies.



Susan Bonnard:
Nice ladies! Jacques, will you look at this? Bibi, go up and wash your hands.



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
They're not dirty!



Susan Bonnard:
At once.


[Bibi leaves]



Susan Bonnard:
Well? You know what's on my mind. Show it to Grandpa.



Grandpere Bonnard:
[glancing briefly, then, dismissively] Too skinny.



Susan Bonnard:
What do you suppose Bibi thinks of a thing like this?



Jacques Bonnard:
Thinks? He thinks nothing. He's only happy that Desmond remembered his birthday.



Susan Bonnard:
But these women! Who ARE they? WHAT are they? You know Bibi imitates all of you. He's even picked up Desmond's trick with the medals.



Grandpere Bonnard:
With the same results.



Susan Bonnard:
Be still. Jacques, he'll realize what this is all about someday.



Jacques Bonnard:
Eh! When he's old enough to realize, he'll be old enough to understand.



Susan Bonnard:
That Desmond-he's becoming the most roving eye in Ottawa. With everything else, does he have to be a traveling salesman? I shudder to think what is happening to women all over Canada.



Grandpere Bonnard:
We have had no reports from the outlying provinces.



Jacques Bonnard:
Don't worry about Desmond. One of these days he will change and settle down.



Susan Bonnard:
That's a transformation devoutly to be wished.



Grandpere Bonnard:
You quote?



Susan Bonnard:
Shakespeare.



Grandpere Bonnard:
Ah! There was an Englishman with glands!

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Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
[crying] I won't go back to school! I'll never go back to school! I didn't do it-it isn't fair! Why do I have to tell lies to escape a beating?



Jacques Bonnard:
What-what's the matter? What happened? What is it at that school? Maman! Who beat you?



Susan Bonnard:
Beating? What beating?



Jacques Bonnard:
Come on, Bibi. Now, please, stop crying and tell us, what happened?



Uncle Desmond Bonnard:
What is this of a beating?



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
In school, the principal finds a dirty picture. It's from my 'Gay Paree' which I have taken there.


[Susan looks up at the brothers, reproachfully. The brothers look embarrassed]



Uncle Desmond Bonnard:
Now, wait. They are not dirty pictures in Le Gay Paree. They are, it is true, pictures of women with few clothes, but this is not dirty! Ah, no!



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
But this is only the beginning! It is a picture of a girl, standing like so


[he gets up and imitates the pose; Susan looks shocked]



Susan Bonnard:
Jacques!



Jacques Bonnard:
This is not dirty.



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
But in this picture, on the head, instead of the face of the girl in the magazine, there's drawn the face of Miss Tate, my teacher.



Uncle Desmond Bonnard:
This is... indelicate, but it is still not dirty.



Robert 'Bibi' Bonnard:
But also with the pencil, many things have been added.



Uncle Louis Bonnard:
THIS could be dirty.

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