Fran Dodswoth: I hope I look as good as you when I'm your age.
Edith Cortright: You're almost sure to, my dear.
That bitchy line might have even come out of Clare Boothe Luce's The Women.
Despite the soap-opera mechanics of Howard's script and original play, there is a great deal of humorous wit in the work that comes mainly out of the mouths of Astor and Huston, but also from the confused and befuddled Fran. The final scene will serve as a good example: