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Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #4

Sterling Silver Dialogue #4: (Answers)


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"Why didn't you come home before?" 

Keith Andes as Joe Doyle (pictured in center)

(reply) "Why didn't I go to China? Some things you do, some things you don't."

Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle (pictured on left)


"Home is where you come when you run out of places."


"Aren't there any more comfortable men in this world? Now they're all little and nervous like sparrows or big and worried like sick bears."

"Big mouth, fast dollar. What are you tryin' to buy, the world's approval?"

Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle


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"That Mae is some dancer. Me, I'm like a hippo on two feet."

Paul Douglas as Jerry D'Amato

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"Yeah, MY two feet."

Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle




"Jerry's the salt of the earth... but not the right seasoning for you."

Robert Ryan as Earl Pfeiffer


"You don't like women, do you?"  Barbara Stanwyck as Mae Doyle

(reply) "Take any six of 'em - my wife included. Throw 'em up in the air. The one who sticks to the ceiling, I like."

"I'm sorry I got the jumps tonight. I'm talkin' to ya but what I'm thinkin' is: what's my wife doin' in St. Louis... who's she with? Some day I'm going to stick her full of pins just to see if blood comes out."

(Both of the above) Robert Ryan as Earl Pfeiffer


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(After an engagement has been announced) "Congratulations. I'm glad you put the guy out of his misery."

(response) "Since when did you start recommending marriage?"

(reply) "Since I got my divorce."

Robert Ryan as Earl Pfeiffer speaks first with Marilyn Monroe as Peggy


(All of the above quotes are)

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"I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce."

Martin Sheen as Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now  






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"She can't be all bad... no one is."

Virginia Huston as Ann (in passenger seat)

(reply) "Well, she comes the closest."

Robert Mitchum as Jeff Bailey (driving and referring to Kathie, pictured below) 




"You can never help anything, can you? You're like a leaf that the wind blows from one gutter to another." 

"I don't want to die." (reply) "Neither do I, Baby, but if I have to, I'm going to die last." 

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Robert Mitchum as Jeff speaking first and last in an exchange with Jane Greer as Kathie





(The above are from)

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"I need him like the axe needs the turkey."

Barbara Stanwyck as Jean Harrington in The Lady Eve