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Favorite Comedic Quotes in Old Films


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1. Don Lockwood: Cosmo, call me a cab!

Cosmo Brown: Ok, you're a cab.

Singin' in the Rain (1952)


2. Bruce Baldwin: He's got a lot of charm.

Hildy Johnson: He comes by it naturally. His grandfather was a snake.

His Girl Friday (1940)


3. Judith: There's nothing like a cheerful letter from home. My pa got laid off, my sister's husband has left her, and one of my brothers slugged a railroad detective.

Stage Door (1937)



Susan Vance: [watching George the dog dig up what they think is David's dinosaur bone] Oh, look, David, a boot.

David Huxley: [angrily] A boot.

[picks it up and makes like he's going to swing with it]

Susan Vance: Don't hit George, David.

David Huxley: I wasn't going to hit *George*!

Bringing up Baby (1938)


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What I hate about threads like these are, for instance, I'll see something on TV or in real life that'll remind me of some funny line I always liked from some old movie.


But when asked HERE in a thread, they seem to evaporate.


All I can come up with is:


Dorothy  How can you talk if you don't have a brain?


Scarecrow   I don't know.  But I've found that some people without brains do an AWFUL lot of talking!


(The Wizard Of Oz: 1939)


Sepiatone( the proof in the pudding)  :D

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There are a couple quotes from The Thin Man that I always laugh at:


REPORTER: Say listen, is he working on a case?

NORA: Yes, he is.

REPORTER: What case?

NORA: A case of scotch, Pitch in and help him.


NORA: Waiter, will you serve the nuts?... I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts? 


Some Like it Hot


Jerry: I'm a man!

Osgood: Well, nobody's perfect.


Jerry: I'm engaged! 

Joe: Congratulations. Who's the lucky girl?

Jerry: I am!


Jerry: Now you've done it! Now you have done it!

Joe: Done what?

Jerry: You tore off one of my chests!




There are a bunch of other lines that I think are funny, but only because of how they're said.  Some lines aren't that funny on paper, but using the right sounding voice and inflection, some lines are a lot funnier than they probably would have been otherwise. 

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George Carey: You be careful, madam, or you'll turn my pretty head with your flattery.
Kay Wilson: I often wished I could turn your head - on a spit, over a slow fire.
I Love You Again (1940)


This is one of my favorite quotes. Ah, I love that movie. Now, I'm going to go watch it lol :)

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  • 3 weeks later...

Kitty: "Don't you think you should answer the door? They're going to break the knocker."


Lord Varney: "I guess they want to wake me up."


Kitty: "Well, somebody should."


Okay, you have to be there, but this came across rather nice.

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  • 4 weeks later...

The Blues Brothers:

Elwood: It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a tank full of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we're wearing sunglasses.

Jake: Hit it.



Olaf: Hi everyone. I'm Olaf and I like warm hugs!


Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: If I'm not back in five minutes... just wait longer.

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