It's funny how a single moment in a film can have such a great impact. I was particularly struck by one scene. Maybe because it's a slice of life from the late 1940s. To set it up for you, Henry Fonda just stood up Joan Crawford who then was stood up by Dana Andrews. Fed up with the both of them, she takes her friend out to a picture. Fonda tries to make up for it by inviting her out but she refuses. He follows her to the movies and enters a restaurant right across from the cinema to watch for her (can you say "stalker"?). You can see in the image below that the marquee lists the pictures showing as Mr. Lucky, a Cary Grant film as well as the Edward G. Robinson classic Woman in the Window.
The scene goes...
Henry Fonda: Scotch and soda please.
Waiter: This isn't a bar. This is a restaurant or haven't you noticed?
Fonda: In that case bring me a steak sandwich and a glass of milk.
Waiter: Who's in there buddy? Your wife? I can give you the name of a guy, he's very cheap and will save you all this trouble.
Fonda: If I had a wife, it would be when she wasn't at the movies that I'd worry not when she was.
Waiter: [muttering to himself] Steak sandwich and a glass of milk.
I still don't get it. Why can't I get this scene out of my head? Before I go on ranting any more, I'll just say that you Otto see Daisy Kenyon!
And this is for Ginger. You're welcome.