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Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #20


Sterling Silver Dialogue #20: (Answers)


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"Art is one of the remaining ecstasies that is neither immoral nor illegal.."


Clifton Webb as Hardy Cathcart in The Dark Corner










“We didn’t exactly believe your story, Miss O’Shaughnessy. We believed your two hundred dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you’d been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all right.” 


"I won't because all of me wants to regardless of consequences... and because you've counted on it.”




Humphrey Bogart as Sam Spade (in both instances speaks to Mary Astor as Brigid O'Shaughnessy) 













"I've got a pretty good bottle of rye in my pocket and I'd rather get wet in here.”            


Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe (speaks to Dorothy Malone as the Acme Bookstore Proprietress).  




"You know what he’ll do when he finds out don't you? He'll beat my teeth out, then kick me in the stomach for mumbling.”

Humphrey Bogart as Phillip Marlow (speaks to Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge)



(Both of the above are) 









"Doesn’t it bother you at all that you’re married?"

(response) "What I want to know is, does it bother you?”

Glenn Ford as Johnny Farrell asks Rita Hayworth as Gilda Mundson




“I hate you so much I think I’m going to die from it.”


Rita Hayworth as Gilda Mundson (speaks to Glenn Ford as Johnny Farrell)





(Both of the above are from)













(at a roulette wheel) "That’s not the way to win."

(response) "Is there a way to win?"

(reply) "There’s a way to lose more slowly.”





Robert Mitchum as Jeff Bailey speaks first to Jane Greer as Kathie Moffat













"Maybe I’ll live so long that I’ll forget her. Maybe I’ll die trying.” 

Orson Welles as Michael O'Hara in The Lady from Shanghai









"Maybe you shouldn’t dress like that."

(response) "This is a blouse and skirt. I don’t know what you’re talking about."

(reply) "You shouldn’t wear that body.” 

William Hurt as Ned Racine speaks first to Kathleen Turner as Matty Walker

















 “I wouldn’t give you the skin off a grape.” 

Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo (in the centre, speaks to Brian Donlevy as Assistant D.A. Louis D'Angelo, at left) in Kiss of Death











"Look, you’re a nice girl, but in case you’re thinking of mothering me, forget it. I’m no stray dog you can pick up, and I like my neck without a collar. Now get lost!"

John Payne as Joe Rolfe (speaks to Coleen Gray as Helen Foster) in Kansas City Confidential 









"I told you to keep away from that radio. If that battery is dead, it'll have company."

James Cagney as Cody Jarrett (speaks to one of his gang members) in White Heat










“A woman doesn’t care how a man makes his living, only how he makes love.”

Helene Stanton as Rita (speaks to Cornel Wilde as Police Lt. Leonard Diamond) in The Big Combo  










"Okay Marlowe," I said to myself, ‘You’re a tough guy. You’ve been sapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm until you’re as crazy as a couple of waltzing mice. Now let’s see you do something really tough—like puttin' your pants on.”

Dick Powell as Philip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet









“Kiss me, Mike. I want you to kiss me. Kiss me. The liar’s kiss that says I love you and means something else. You're good at giving such a kiss. Kiss me."

Gaby Rodgers as Lily Carver aka Gabrielle (speaks to Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer) in Kiss Me Deadly