Minute 060: The Best of Them Are Already Married


“No,” says Peggy, when asked about being married. 

“Well, I guess you’ve hardly had time,” says Fred. “You must have been engaged, though.”

“No,” says Peggy. 

“Why not?” asks Fred. “What’s the matter with the guys around here?”

“I guess the best of them are already married,” says Peggy, pointedly. 

Millie walks into the kitchen. 

“Good morning, Fred!” says Millie. 

“Good morning, Mrs…” begins Fred. 

“Millie’s the name,” says Millie. Fred laughs.

“Thanks, Millie,” says Fred. “When Al wakes up, tell him how much I appreciate the — “

“You’re not going?” says Millie, “you haven’t even finished your breakfast.”

“I’m afraid I haven’t got much of an appetite this morning,” says Fred. “Besides, I’ve got to get downtown. Maybe now I can get into that apartment house where my wife lives.” 

“I’ll drive you, Fred,” says Peggy. “I’ve got to get to work at the hospital. I’ll just be a minute.” Peggy leaves the kitchen. 

Millie opens the refrigerator door. 

“I must have acted pretty disgracefully last night,” says Fred. 

“No,” says Millie. “You just fell in with bad company at Butch’s and got stinking.”

“You see, the whole trouble was, I couldn’t find Marie – that’s my wife, ” says Fred. “I didn’t know she had a job.”

In This Episode:

  • Dana Andrews as Fred Derry
  • Myrna Loy as Millie Stephenson
  • Teresa Wright as Peggy Stephenson
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