I Have a System…for Romance

I love Ernst Lubitsch films!

But the otherwise terrific Jack Buchanan (THE BAND WAGON, 1953) doesn’t work for me as the romantic lead in MONTE  CARLO (1930) and the film isn’t as deliciously funny as most of Lubitsch’s other films.

Still, even a lesser Lubitsch film has moments that sparkle and I really like the dialogue I “borrowed” for today’s comic.

However it was just a little too verbose to fit into a single panel cartoon. So, I made some small changes to make it fit. For the sake of accuracy, the original 1930 dialog is below:

MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can’t miss. If I happen to be standing beside a brunette I bet on red. If I am standing next to a redhead I bet on black.

OTHER MAN: But suppose you’re standing next to a blonde? What do you do then?

MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.

Below is the original art for today’s comic:

Art by Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia from the story “The Ringers” in FRANK MERRIWELL AT YALE #3, 1955.

↓ Transcript
SCENE: Two men talking.

MAN WITH CIGAR: I have a system that can't miss. if I’m beside a brunette I bet on red. If I’m beside a redhead I bet on black.

OTHER MAN: But suppose you're beside a blonde? What do you do then?

MAN WITH CIGAR: I ask where she lives.*

1955 Art: Dick Giordano & Vince Alascia Color: Diego Jourdan Pereira
*Dialogue adapted from the 1930 movie MONTE CARLO

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1 Comment

  1. “Nertz to you Jack! My boys already know how to throw their own feces!”

    “I was wondering why Jane Godall applied to be a cheerleader.”

    Proof that fans of RuPaul’s Drag Races are starting to take that show way too seriously.

    Tonight, on a very special episode Frank Merriwell-steroids, loose women, and payola scandals: the dark side of your 8-year-olds’ soccer league


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