Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) Poster

Katharine Hepburn: Christina Drayton



  • Christina Drayton : [to her assistant, Hilary, in the driveway]  Now I have some instructions for you. I want you to go straight back to the gallery - Start your motor - When you get to the gallery tell Jennifer that she will be looking after things temporarily, she's to give me a ring if there's anything she can't deal with herself. Then go into the office, and make out a check, for "cash," for the sum of $5,000. Then carefully, but carefully Hilary, remove absolutely everything that might subsequently remind me that you had ever been there, including that yellow thing with the blue bulbs which you have such an affection for. Then take the check, for $5,000, which I feel you deserve, and get - permanently - lost. It's not that I don't want to know you, Hilary - although I don't - it's just that I'm afraid we're not really the sort of people that you can afford to be associated with.

    [Hilary opens her mouth to say something] 

    Christina Drayton : Don't speak, Hilary, just... go.

  • Joanna Drayton : He thinks you're gonna faint because he's a Negro.

    Christina Drayton : Well... I don't think I'm going to faint, but I'll sit down anyway.

  • Christina Drayton : Joey! I want to ask you something. How deeply are you and John in - in - uh - no, no, I have no right...

    Joanna Drayton : How deeply involved? Do you mean have we been to bed together? I don't mind you asking me that. We haven't. He wouldn't. I don't think he could've been in much doubt about *my* feelings, but he just wouldn't.

  • Matt Drayton : I asked him how he, uh, got so far. You know, he's only 37.

    Christina Drayton : Yeah.

    Matt Drayton : He said he thought he got the best breaks because everybody he met didn't want him to think they were prejudiced against him.

  • Joanna Drayton : I almost wish you'd fire her, I really do!

    Christina Drayton : Joey! How can you be so hard?

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