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Cary Grant

Cary Grant
(as Dr. David Huxley)

David Huxley: What do you want?
Mrs. Random: Well who are you?
David Huxley: Who are you?
Mrs. Random: Well, who are you?
David Huxley: What do you want?


-- Cary Grant (as Dr. David Huxley) in Bringing up Baby

May Robson

May Robson
(as Aunt Elizabeth Random)

Mrs. Random: I want you to meet Mr. Bone.
David and Major Applegate simultaneously: How do you do Mr. Bone.
Mrs. Random: (to David): No, YOU'RE Mr. Bone. This is Major Applegate.


-- May Robson (as Aunt Elizabeth Random) in Bringing up Baby

Cary Grant

Cary Grant
(as Dr. David Huxley)

Susan Vance: I was just telling Major Applegate that you were horribly clawed by a tiger in the Malay Peninsula.
David Huxley: I've never been there.


-- Cary Grant (as Dr. David Huxley) in Bringing up Baby

Jean Arthur

Jean Arthur
(as Dr. David Huxley)

Babe Bennett: That guy is either the dumbest, stupidest, most imbecilic idiot in the world, or else he's the grandest thing alive. I can't make him out.
in Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

James Stewart

James Stewart
(as George Bailey)

George Bailey: Now, come on, get your clothes on, and we'll stroll up to my car and get... Oh, I'm sorry. I'll stroll. You fly.
Clarence: I can't fly! I haven't got my wings.
George Bailey: You haven't got your wings. Yeah, that's right.


-- James Stewart (as George Bailey) in It's a Wonderful Life


Sheldon Leonard

Sheldon Leonard
(as Nick)

Nick: [slamming a bottle on the bar] That's it! Out you two pixies go... through the door, or out the window!
George Bailey: Hold on, Nick! What's wrong?
Nick: That's another thing. Where do you come off calling me Nick?
George Bailey: Well... Nick, that's your name. Isn't it?
Nick: What does that have to do with anything? I don't know you from Adam's off Ox.


-- Sheldon Leonard (as Nick) in It's a Wonderful Life

Louis Jourdan

Louis Jourdan
(as Gaston Lachaille)

Gaston Lachaille: Imagine this if you can! Here is a girl, living in a mouldy apartment: decaying walls, worm-ridden furniture, surrounded by filth...
Honore Lachaille: You're ruining my lunch!
Gaston Lachaille: My heart was touched. I wanted to help her. I offered her everything: house, car, servants, clothes, and me!
Honore Lachaille: And...?
Gaston Lachaille: She turned me down.
Honore Lachaille: Turned you down?
Gaston Lachaille: Turned me down!
Honore Lachaille: It is impossible!
Gaston Lachaille: It is not impossible, it just happened! I was refused, rejected, rebuffed and... repudiated!


-- Louis Jourdan (as Gaston Lachaille) in Gigi

Paul Henreid

Paul Henreid
(as Victor Laszlo)

Berger: We read five times that you were killed, in five different places.
Victor Laszlo: As you can see, it was true every single time.


-- Paul Henreid (as Victor Laszlo) in Casablanca

Charlton Heston

Charlton Heston
(as Judah Ben)

[Quintas Arrius woke up, chained, on ship debris; the chain is held by Judah Ben-Hur]
Quintus Arrius: Why did you save me?
Judah Ben-Hur: Why did you have me un-chained?
[they struggle briefly, Arrius is overpowered; he looks at the shackle on Judah's ankle]
Quintus Arrius: What is your name, forty-one?
Judah Ben-Hur: Judah Ben-Hur.
Quintus Arrius: Judah Ben-Hur. Let me die.
Judah Ben-Hur: [echoing Arrius' words to the galley slaves] We keep you alive to serve this ship. Row well, and live.


-- Charlton Heston (as Judah Ben) in Ben-Hur

Helen Broderick

Helen Broderick
(as Mabel Anderson)

Mabel Anderson: Beautiful, isn't it?
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What is?
Mabel Anderson: The music.
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What music?
Mabel Anderson: The music they're playing.
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: Oh, yeah.
[pause]
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: What made you think of it?
Mabel Anderson: Think of what?
Everett 'Pop' Cardetti: The music.
Mabel Anderson: [said sarcastically] Oh, I don't know; my mind was wandering, I guess.


-- Helen Broderick (as Mabel Anderson) in Swing Time

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Helen Broderick

Helen Broderick
(as Mabel Anderson)

Mabel Anderson: [Mable thinks she's talking to Pop and turns to a young lady sitting at one of the tables] Oh, listen girlie! Don't worry about me. I always talk to myself... you see, I'm my own grandmother and I have to keep the old girl interested!


-- Helen Broderick (as Mabel Anderson) in Swing Time

Edward Everett Horton

Edward Everett Horton
(as Horace Hardwick)

Jerry Travers: [realising why Dale has been behaving so peculiarly] She's been mistaking me for you this whole time.
Madge Hardwick: Well, no wonder she said he was interesting.
Horace Hardwick: Yes, no wonder... I resent that!


-- Edward Everett Horton (as Horace Hardwick) in Top Hat

Ginger Rogers

Ginger Rogers
(as Dale Tremont)

[He is reading a telegram]
Alberto Beddini: 'Come ahead. stop. Stop being a sap. stop. You can even bring Alberto. stop. My husband is stopping at your hotel. stop. when do you start. stop.' I cannot understand who wrote this.
Dale Tremont: Sounds like Gertrude Stein.


-- Ginger Rogers (as Dale Tremont) in Top Hat

Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas
(as Bill Cole)

Bill Cole: I kind of felt that he kind of felt that if I kind of told you that you'd know that he knew that you knew... or something.


-- Melvyn Douglas (as Bill Cole) in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
(as Jacques Clouseau)

Clouseau: Uh... What was I saying? Uh... Listen, you, you daydreaming fool, what are you doing there? I mean, can't you pay attention when I'm talking? Don't know know what I was saying? You're not listening to me.
Maurice: With the greatest respect, monsieur, I heard every word that you said.
Clouseau: Would you be kind enough to tell me what it was that I said?
Maurice:You were talking about the closet, monsieur...
Clouseau: Uhhh, yes?
Maurice: You were saying that when the closet door was open, Maria received a bump on the head, and from that that you inferred that someone had been hiding in the closet, monsieur...
Clouseau: Yes, she received a bump on - And, listen, monsieur, next time I may test you without warning!


-- Peter Sellers (as Jacques Clouseau) in A Shot in the Dark

Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn
(as Max Detweiler)

Max: The Von Trapp Family Singers. Here are your names: Liesl, Friedrich, Louisa, Brigitta, Kurt, Marta and Gretl.
Gretl: Why am I always last?
Max: Because you are the most important.


-- Richard Haydn (as Max Detweiler) in The Sound of Music

Henry Travers

Henry Travers
(as Clarence)

[George has discovered his brother Harry's tombstone]
Clarence: [explaining] Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
George Bailey: That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war! He got the Congressional Medal of Honor! He saved the lives of every man on that transport!
Clarence: Every man on that transport died! Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry.


-- Henry Travers (as Clarence) in It's a Wonderful Life

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