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The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo

Otto: [to audience] How are you fixed for steady company?
Gabbo: Otto! How often do I have to tell you not to be so fresh?
Otto: Okay chief!
[back to audience]
Otto: How are you fixed for steady company?
Gabbo: Otto! Now that's enough or I'll put you away!


--Erich von Stroheim (as ) in The Great Gabbo

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Joe Gillis: Tell her, Max. C'mon, do her that favor. Tell her there isn't going to be any picture. Tell her there are no fan letters other than the ones you write.
Norma Desmond: It's not true! Max!
Max Von Mayerling: Madame is the greatest star of them all.


--Erich von Stroheim (as Max Von Mayerling) in Sunset Boulevard

Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Field Marshal Rommel: [to Mouche, as she serves him coffee in bed] Your hands are neat - why isn't the spoon?


--Erich von Stroheim (as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) in Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Field Marshal Rommel: [to Mouche] I don't like women in the morning. Go away!


--Erich von Stroheim (as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) in Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Field Marshal Rommel: [to the British officer-prisoners] I gave you 20 questions, gentlemen. That is question 21.


--Erich von Stroheim (as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) in Five Graves to Cairo


Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Field Marshal Rommel: [to the officers seated at the breakfast table] Rice pudding in Egypt - you never know if it's raisins - or flies!


--Erich von Stroheim (as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) in Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

Field Marshal Rommel: We shall take that big fat cigar out of Mr. Churchill's mouth and make him say Heil.


--Erich von Stroheim (as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel) in Five Graves to Cairo

The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo

Gabbo: [after being fired by manager] What do I care for your show? Would you have a show without the Great Gabbo? All right! I'll quit!
[Begins laughing hysterically]
Gabbo: Otto, he thinks he's going to have a show without Gabbo! I'M LAUGHING!


--Erich von Stroheim (as ) in The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo

The Great Gabbo

Gabbo: [Otto won't "shut up"] Otto, if you don't keep quiet I'll smash you! I'll destroy so that you won't make another sound! Do I want to listen to you? No!


--Erich von Stroheim (as ) in The Great Gabbo

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard

Max Von Mayerling: She was the greatest of them all. You wouldn't know, you're too young. In one week she received 17,000 fan letters. Men bribed her hairdresser to get a lock of her hair. There was a maharajah who came all the way from India to beg one of her silk stockings. Later he strangled himself with it!


--Erich von Stroheim (as Max Von Mayerling) in Sunset Boulevard

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