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!!Tracy Samantha Lord

->''[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "You have a good mind, a pretty face, a disciplined body that does what you tell it to. You have everything it takes to make a lovely woman except the one essential: an understanding heart.]] [[IceQueen And without that you might just as well be made of bronze."]]''

* AffectionateNickname: Dexter generally addresses her as "Red".
%%* BreakTheHaughty: The whole point of the movie is to do this to her.
%%* CantHoldHerLiquor: As seen on the night of the party, and also in Dexter's story about the champagne.
%%* CoolBigSis: to Dinah.
%%* DefrostingTheIceQueen
* FieryRedhead: While you technically can't tell (film is in black and white), she is refered to as a redhead by her mother and Dexter, who calls her Red for said reason.
* GaussianGirl: She is usually depicted through a much hazier lens than the male characters, as was typical to the era.
* InformedFlaw: Her intolerance.
%%* InSeriesNickname
* RichBitch: Though it's somewhat toned and she does improve over time.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* [[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done Daughter Girl]]: Turns out to be one, wishing to win the approval of her father. It's part of her BreakTheHaughty process.
%%* WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant

!!C. K. Dexter Haven

->''"I thought all writers drank to excess and beat their wives. You know at one time I think I secretly wanted to be a writer."''

* TheAlcoholic: Used to have a drinking problem. Is not firmly on the wagon.
%%* AwesomeMcCoolname
* CompositeCharacter: Of himself and Tracy's brother Sandy.
%%* DeadpanSnarker: Frequently.
* InformedFlaw: His drunkenness.
* JerkassFacade: Can seem pretty mean in his behaviour towards Tracy, but really does care about her.
* PowerTrio: Dexter is the [[TheKirk ego]].
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: One of the rich ones.
* TheTeetotaler: Of the recovering [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] variety.

!!Macaulay ("Mike") Connor

->'''Tracy:''' ''Snob.''
->'''Mike:''' ''Say, what do you mean, 'snob'?''
->'''Tracy:''' ''You're the worst kind there is, an intellectual snob. You made up your mind awfully young, it seems to me.''
->'''Mike:''' ''Well thirty's about time to make up your mind. And I'm nothing of the sort, not Mr. Connor.''

%%* FishOutOfWater: Upon his arrival at the Lord residence.
* InformedFlaw: His cynicism.
* JerkassFacade: As Tracy says, he talks "big and tough" to protect his sensitive, poetic side.
* PowerTrio: Mike is the [[TheMcCoy id]].
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: The poor one.
* ThirdOptionLoveInterest: In contrast to Tracy's ex-husband and fiancé.

!!Elizabeth ("Liz") Imbrie

->''"I can't afford to hate anyone; I'm only a photographer."''

%%* DeadpanSnarker: Emphasis on deadpan.
%%* FishOutOfWater: At the Lord residence.
%%* GirlFriday: To Mike.
* HotScoop: She's a photographer for a magazine.
* NiceHat: All female characters get one, but she gets several.

!!George Kittredge

->''"George. Splendid chap, George. Very high morals. Very broad shoulders."''

* BitchInSheepsClothing: Reveals a mean side when he catches Tracy in another man's arms.
* DisposableFiance: It's pretty obvious from the beginning of the movie that Tracy ''won't'' end up with him.
* PowerTrio: George is the [[TheSpock superego]].
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: He is one of the wealthier suitors.
* SelfMadeMan: Started out as a coal miner and worked his way up to general manager.

!! Diana (''Dinah'') Lord

->''"I can tell there is something in the air because I'm being taken away."''

* LittleMissBadass: she manipulates Uncle Willy, Tracy and her mother like it ain't no thing.
* LittleMissSnarker: So many quips from such a small girl.