Erik Rhodes

Erik Rhodes
(as Alberto Beddini)

Alberto Beddini: Oh Cara Mia, you make a big mistake -- I am no man, I am Bedinni!
From Top Hat

Lionel Barrymore

Lionel Barrymore
(as Martin Vanderhof)

Grandpa Vanderhoff: What are you doing?
Mr. Poppins: Huh? My goodness, I made a mistake. First time in 20 years.
Grandpa Vanderhoff:That's cause for the building to collapse, I suppose, eh?

Greer Garson

Greer Garson
(as Elizabeth Bennet)

Mr. Darcy: I have made the mistake of being honest with you.
Elizabeth Bennet: Honesty is a greatly overrated virtue. Silence in this case would have been more agreeable.

Jack Lemmon

Jack Lemmon
(as C.C. Baxter)

C.C. Baxter: I know how you feel, Miss Kubelik. You think it's the end of the world - but it's not, really. I went through exactly the same thing myself.
Fran Kubelik: You did?
C.C. Baxter: Well, maybe not exactly - I tried to do it with a gun.
Fran Kubelik: Over a girl?
C.C. Baxter: Worse than that - she was the wife of my best friend - and I was mad for her. But I knew it was hopeless - so I decided to end it all. I went to a pawnshop and bought a forty-five automatic and drove up to Eden Park - do you know Cincinnati?
Fran Kubelik: No, I don't.
C.C. Baxter: Anyway, I parked the car and loaded the gun - well, you read in the papers all the time that people shoot themselves, but believe me, it's not that easy - I mean, how do you do it? - here, or here, or here -
[with cocked finger, he points to his temple, mouth and chest]
C.C. Baxter: - you know where I finally shot myself?
Fran Kubelik: Where?
C.C. Baxter: [indicating kneecap] Here.
Fran Kubelik: In the knee?
C.C. Baxter: Uh-huh. While I was sitting there, trying to make my mind up, a cop stuck his head in the car, because I was illegally parked - so I started to hide the gun under the seat and it went off - pow!
Fran Kubelik: [laughing] That's terrible.
C.C. Baxter: Yeah. Took me a year before I could bend my knee - but I got over the girl in three weeks. She still lives in Cincinnati, has four kids, gained twenty pounds - she sends me a fruit cake every Christmas.

Fred Astaire

Fred Astaire
(as Bake Baker)

Bake Baker: I don't often try to apologize 'cause I seldom make any mistakes.

Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
(as Auda Abu Tayi)

Auda abu Tayi: What troubles the Englishman?
Sherif Ali: The one he killed is the one he brought out of the Nafud.
Auda abu Tayi: It was written then. Better to have left him there.