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Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #6

Sterling Silver Dialogue #6: (Answers)


"Chicolini you're charged with high treason, and if found guilty, you'll be shot." (reply) "I object." (response) "You, object. On what grounds?" (reply) "I couldn't think of anything else to say."


"Chicolini, when were you born?" (reply) "I don't remember. I was just a little-a baby." (response) "Isn't it true you tried to sell Freedonia's secret war code and plans?" (reply) "Sure, I sold a code and two pair of plans." 


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Charles Middleton as Prosecutor 

(pictured on left) speaks first in both exchanges with  

Chico Marx as Chicolini 

(pictured in center)




"I even offered to pay as high as 18 dollars but I no could-a get somebody to defend me." (response) "My friends, this man's case moves me deeply. Look at Chicolini. He sits there alone. An abject figure." (Chicolini): "I abject."

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Chico Marx (seated) speaks first in this exchange with

Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly  

(standing in middle) 



"Something must be done! War would mean a prohibitive increase in our taxes."
(reply) "Hey, I got an uncle lives in Taxes." (response) No, I'm talking about taxes - money, dollars!" (reply) "Dollars! There's where my uncle lives! Dollars, Taxes!"


Davison Clark as Minister of Finance #2

(bald gentleman on right) speaks first in the above exchange with  

Chico Marx as Chicolini  




"Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot."


Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly






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"Your Excellency... Haven't we seen each other somewhere before?" (reply) "I don't think so. I'm not sure I'm seeing you now; it must be something I ate."

"Don't look now, but there's one man too many in this room, and I think it's you."

Louis Calhern as Trentino 

(pictured in middle) speaks first to  

Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly

(standing on left) who replies (and also makes the other remark above to Calhern)



"I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows till you come home."

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Groucho Marx as Rufus T. Firefly

(makes this remark to Raquel Torres as Vera Marcal)   




(All of the above are from)

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"I was continuing to shrink. To become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I... the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close - the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet... like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens. The universe, worlds beyond number, God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon nature: That existence begins and ends is man's conception, not nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears melted away and in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist."


Grant Williams as Scott Carey in The Incredible Shrinking Man     








"You know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens. Not half as bad as you figure it'll be before it's happened."


Tim Holt as Curtin in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre







"Who do you think you are... my guardian angel?" (response) "Not me, honey. I lost those wings a long time ago."


Joan Bennett as Katharine 'Kitty' March asks




Margaret Lindsay as Millie Ray   








"I hate him when he looks at me like that. If he were mean or vicious or if he'd bawl me out or something, I'd like him better."


Joan Bennett as Katharine 'Kitty' March





(The above are from) 



"This place is a mess! There's not any food in the house! Half the time you look like you fell out of bed! You spend more time in bed than any other human being past the age of 6 months than I ever heard of!" (reply) "The reason I sleep all day is 'cause I can't stand my life" (response) "What life?!!" (reply) "Sleeping all day!"

 Jack Nicholson as Jonathan speaks first to  

Ann-Margret as Bobbie