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Palooka

Palooka

Doc Wise: He's no more a champ than you're an Indian.
Knobby Walsh: I am an Indian; and my name is Sittin' Pretty.


--Jimmy Durante (as ) in Palooka

Little Miss Broadway

Little Miss Broadway

William J. 'Pop' Shea: I hope this check don't bounce.
Roger Wendling: I don't think it will.
Jimmy Clayton: Pop, here's twenty-five bucks more!
William J. 'Pop' Shea: It's all right, Jimmy, I got it! I got the twenty-one hundred!
Jimmy Clayton: What? Just when we made the supreme sacrifice! Look!
William J. 'Pop' Shea: What happened?
Jimmy Clayton: We done a striptease in a pawn shop!


--Jimmy Durante (as ) in Little Miss Broadway

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

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

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

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

Little Miss Broadway

Little Miss Broadway

Perry: Mr. Wendling, isn't it true that you intend to use this money to put on a Broadway show?
Roger Wendling: A small portion of it, yes.
Perry: And you intend to put this show on with actors living at the Hotel Variety?
Roger Wendling: That's right.
Perry: Isn't it probable that this Broadway venture of yours may turn out to be a failure? Or in the Broadway vernacular, a flop?
Jimmy Clayton: What? With me and the band? I object!


--Jimmy Durante (as ) in Little Miss Broadway


Melody Ranch

Melody Ranch

Tommy Summerville: Phone her home. Phone the Mayfair Club. We've got to find our leading lady!
Cornelius J. Courtney: No sooner said then done! First I'll track her down, then I'll corral her, then I'll ignore her.


--Jimmy Durante (as Cornelius J. Courtney) in Melody Ranch

The Milkman

The Milkman

Ginger Burton: I guess my brain wasn't working.
Breezy Albright: That's understandable, Ginger. After all, there's a law against child labor.


--Jimmy Durante (as ) in The Milkman

It Happened in Brooklyn

It Happened in Brooklyn

Danny Webson Miller: Why is anyone in love with anyone?
Nick Lombardi: There's a lot of reasons like, for example, you like her eyes or something.


--Jimmy Durante (as Nick Lombardi) in It Happened in Brooklyn

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

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

The Man Who Came to Dinner

The Man Who Came to Dinner

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

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