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Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #18

Sterling Silver Dialogue #18: (Answers)



(to her grocer) "What do you have in the way of steaks?"

Josephine Whittell as Mrs. Dunk





(reply) "Nothing in the way of steaks, I can get right to them."

asks W.C. Fields as Harold Bissonette






(checking his watch) "This sun dial is ten minutes slow."

W.C. Fields as Harold Bissonette

"Yes, the sun is wrong, but your watch is right. Of course."

Kathleen Howard as Amelia Bissonette



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(barber) "Would you like to have anything before lunch?"

(reply) "Yes, breakfast."

Leo White as a barber asks Chico Marx as Chico, a stowaway





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"I don't like this innuendo."

(reply) "That's what I always say: Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo."

Cecil Cunningham as Madame Swempski speaks to Groucho Marx as Groucho, a stowaway





"Nice old piece of melodrama, kidnapping a girl. You've been reading too many dime novels."

Groucho Marx as Groucho






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"Why don't you go home to your wife? I'll tell you what, I'll go home to your wife, and outside of the improvement she'll never know the difference."



Groucho Marx as Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff (speaks to Reginald Barlow as the Retiring College President)



"Dad, let me congratulate you. I'm proud to be your son."

(reply) "My boy, you took the words right out of my mouth. I'm ashamed to be your father. You're a disgrace to our family name of Wagstaff, if such a thing is possible."

Zeppo Marx as Frank Wagstaff speaks with Groucho Marx as Professor Wagstaff (who also says the line below)

"I married your mother because I wanted children. Imagine my disappointment when you arrived."




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(predicting what kind of "dish" a mob wife is before meeting her) ”Sixty-cent special. Cheap, flashy. Strictly poison under the gravy.”

Charles McGraw as Det. Sgt. Walter Brown (speaks to Don Beddoe as Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes) in The Narrow Margin








"You know that because you’re perfectly sane."
(reply) "I’d rather be insane and alive than sane and dead."

Cornel Wilde as Police Lt. Leonard Diamond attempts to get Helen Walker as Alicia Brown to testify (against Mr. Brown)  














"Well, could I get in touch with you?"

(reply) "You've touched enough already!”

Dana Andrews as Tom Garrett asks Barbara Nichols as Dolly Moore
















"Alright, get lost. Take a couple of drop dead pills."


Kirk Douglas as Det. James McLeod (speaks to Gladys George as Miss Hatch) in Detective Story








"She is beautiful as well as interesting, isn't she?"

(reply) "She's beautiful - that's always interesting."

Philip Van Zandt as Jose Morror speaks to Robert Mitchum as Dan Milner




"Well, what did you think of the picture?"

(reply) "Oh, it was fine. It was just a little long - about an hour and a half."

Vincent Price as Mark Cardigan asks Jane Russell as Lenore Brent




"Well, you see how it is: Fools get away with the impossible."

(reply) "That's because they're the only ones who try it."

Robert Mitchum as Dan Milner addresses Jane Russell as Lenore Brent




"They tell me you killed Ferraro. How did it feel?"

(reply) "He didn't say."

Jane Russell as Lenore Brent asks Robert Mitchum as Dan Milner





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“When I get to likin' someone, they ain't around long.”

Clint Eastwood as Josey Wales



(reply) “I notice when you get to DISlikin' someone, they ain't around for long neither.”


Chief Dan George as Lone Watie












"A little earlier I gave some thought to stealin' a kiss from you, although you are very young... and you're unattractive to boot. But now I'm of a mind to give you five or six good licks with my belt."

Glen Campbell as La Boeuf





(reply) "Well, one would be as unpleasant as the other."

Kim Darby as Mattie Ross


















"Whenever you want sanctuary, babe, here's where you'll find it... (taps thumb to chest) right here, in the ol' temple."

(reply) "Don't tap your heart, you'll break your finger. And if you're sanctuary, I'll take whatever else is lying around."

Clark Gable as Verne speaks to Joan Crawford as Julie


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