Answers to Sterling Silver Dialogue #21
Sterling Silver Dialogue #21: (Answers)
(realising the pianist has composed the music he is playing) "You made that up?"
(reply) "But you must be brilliant."
(response) "Oh, dazzling. People have to wear sunglasses."
Gail Russell as Stella Meredith speaks first to Ray Milland as Roderick Fitzgerald
"Oh, waiter... "
(response) "That isn't a waiter, my dear, that's a butler."
(reply) "Well I can't yell 'Oh butler', can I? Maybe somebody's name is Butler."
(response) “You have a point. An idiotic one, but a point.”
Marilyn Monroe as Miss Casswell speaks first and George Sanders as Addison DeWitt responds
“Don’t wipe it away, Nat. Let me have my little vicious circle. You know, the circle is the perfect geometric figure: no end, no beginning."
Ray Milland as Don Birnam (speaks to Howard Da Silva as Nat) in The Lost Weekend
"The only question I ever ask any woman is 'What time is your husband coming home?'"
Paul Newman as Hud Bannon (speaks to Patricia Neal as Alma Brown) in Hud
"You ever been married?"
(response) "Not so you'd notice."
Otis Young as Mulhall asks Jack Nicholson as Buddusky
(response) "Yes, sir. In my case an accident of birth. But you, you're a self-made man."
Ralph Bellamy as Grant speaks first and Lee Marvin as Fardin responds
"You know, Jill, you remind me of my mother. She was the biggest whore in Alameda and the finest woman that ever lived. Whoever my father was, for an hour or for a month, he must have been a happy man."
Jason Robards as 'Cheyenne' (speaks to Claudia Cardinale as Jill McBain)
"Tell me, was it necessary that you kill all of them? I only told you to scare them."
(response) "People scare better when they're dying."
Gabriele Ferzetti as Morton speaks first to Henry Fonda as Frank
(Both of the above are from)
"This country is crawling with Indians, and you're going fishing."
(response) "There are lots of ways to die. Starving to death isn't my favourite."
Marilyn Monroe as Kay Weston speaks first to Robert Mitchum as Matt Calder
(about to be killed) “Don’t you want to hear my last words?”
(response) “I just did.”
Danny DeVito as Mickey Bergman speaks first to Gene Hackman as Joe Moore
“What’s your name or what do they call ya?”
(response) “My name’s Maxine and they call me Maxine. What are ya, a dick?”
(reply) “What are you scared? My name’s Hammer and they call me Hammer.”
(response) “And just as subtle.”
Pat O'Brien as Dan Hammer speaks first to Anne Jeffreys as Maxine
"Is there too much of a draft? Should I roll up the window?"
(response) "Just roll up your mouth, you talk too much. If I had known how much you talk I'd never have come out of my coma."
Elsa Lanchester as Miss Plimsoll speaks first to Charles Laughton as Sir Wilfrid Roberts
"You make me sick to my stomach."
(response) "Well use your own sink."
Charles McGraw as Det. Sgt. Walter Brown speaks first to Marie Windsor as Mrs. Frankie Neall
"Leo has the right idea. I like him. He's honest and he has a heart."
(response) "So opposites attract."
Marcia Gay Harden as Verna speaks first to Gabriel Byrne as Tom Reagan
"I've been hoping to run into you."
(response) "What for? To recover the knife you stuck in my back?"
Nancy Olson as Betty Schaefer speaks first to William Holden as Joe Gillis
“There’ll always be a bottle of champagne burning in the window.”
Robert Montgomery as Steve in Strangers May Kiss