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Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: And now, will you all now leave quietly, or must I ask Miss Cutler to pass among you with a baseball bat?


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
(as Banjo)

Sheridan Whiteside: Banjo, my lad, you're wonderful. I may write a book about you.
Banjo: Don't bother, I can't read!


-- Jimmy Durante (as Banjo) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: Get your fish-hooks off me!


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: Go in and read the life of Florence Nightingale and learn how unfitted you are for your chosen profession.


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
(as Banjo)

Sheridan Whiteside: How long can you stay?
Banjo: Just long enough to take a bath.


-- Jimmy Durante (as Banjo) in The Man Who Came to Dinner


Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: I simply will not sit down to dinner with midwestern barbarians, I think too highly of my digestive system.
Maggie Cutler: Harry Clarke is one of your oldest friends.
Sheridan Whiteside: My stomach is an older one.
Maggie Cutler: And Mrs. Stanley is president of the women's club.
Sheridan Whiteside: I wouldn't care if she was the whole cabinet.


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: Is there a man in the world who suffers as I do from the gross inadequacies of the human race?


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: My great aunt Jennifer ate a whole box of candy every day of her life. She lived to be 102, and when she had been dead three days, she looked better than you do now.


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: Strange? She's right out of The Hound of the Baskervilles.


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Monty Woolley

Monty Woolley
(as Sheridan Whiteside)

Sheridan Whiteside: This ageing debutante, Mr. Jefferson, I retain in my employ only because she is the sole support of her two-headed brother!


-- Monty Woolley (as Sheridan Whiteside) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

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Reginald Gardiner

Reginald Gardiner
(as Beverly Carlton)

Beverly Carlton: How can one man possibly be as clever as I am?


-- Reginald Gardiner (as Beverly Carlton) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Reginald Gardiner

Reginald Gardiner
(as Beverly Carlton)

Beverly Carlton: I have very little time, and so the conversation will be entirely about me and I shall love it.


-- Reginald Gardiner (as Beverly Carlton) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Reginald Gardiner

Reginald Gardiner
(as Beverly Carlton)

Beverly Carlton: Sherry, without launching into mountainous waves of self-pity, how are you?


-- Reginald Gardiner (as Beverly Carlton) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

George Barbier

George Barbier
(as Dr. Bradley)

Dr. E. Bradley: [repeated line, most of the times the doctor appears out of a side door just when Whiteside is at the center of a three ring circus of activity] Mr. Whiteside, are you busy?


-- George Barbier (as Dr. Bradley) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
(as Banjo)

Banjo: [lasciviously to Nurse Preen] Come to my room in a half hour and bring some rye bread.


-- Jimmy Durante (as Banjo) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
(as Banjo)

Banjo: [to Nurse Preen] I can feel the hot blood pounding through your varicose veins.


-- Jimmy Durante (as Banjo) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Jimmy Durante

Jimmy Durante
(as Banjo)

Banjo: Did you ever have the feeling that you wanted to go, and still have the feeling that you wanted to stay?


-- Jimmy Durante (as Banjo) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Bette Davis

Bette Davis
(as Maggie Cutler)

Maggie Cutler: [to Sheridan] Don't you pull any of your tricks on me, because I'm on to every one of them. So lay off. That's my message to you... "Big" Lord Fauntleroy!


-- Bette Davis (as Maggie Cutler) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Bette Davis

Bette Davis
(as Maggie Cutler)

Maggie Cutler: Sherry, the next time you do NOT want to see anybody, just let me know, and I'll usher them right in.


-- Bette Davis (as Maggie Cutler) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

Bette Davis

Bette Davis
(as Maggie Cutler)

Maggie Cutler: You know, Sheridan, you have one great advantage over everyone else in the world. You've never had to meet Sheridan Whiteside.


-- Bette Davis (as Maggie Cutler) in The Man Who Came to Dinner

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