One of Bogart's funniest lines


This movie produced one of Bogart's most clever movie lines of all time. When he was causing a controversy in the nightclub and Edward Brophy says "I'm afraid we're going to have to ask you to leave Mr. Donahue lightly and politely." To which Bogart says "Why don't you shut up, I'm getting hoarse listening to you." Can someone think of another one that rivals that?

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A close one might be his line from The Big Sleep....

Martha Vickers had just had her gun knocked out of her hand, and she is going across the floor on all fours trying to get it. Bogart grabs the gun and says...

"Get off the floor sweetheart you look like a pekingese"


Doug

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That is a good one. Another classic Bogart line is from The Maltese Falcon where Peter Lorre says "You always have a very smooth explanation ready" to which Bogart replies "What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?"

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Also from The Maltese Falcon "When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it!"

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Again, too funny.

"talking about music is like dancing to architecture" Frank Zappa

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One of my favourite Bogie lines is from "The Big Sleep":
"She tried to sit on my lap while I was standing up."







oh, and wander lust, you should really put Zappa at the end of a very long list of people to whom that (great) music/architecture quote is attributed.
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HAR! I've got to re-watch this flic. Lard knows how long it's been . . . and if just for that line. Thanks mate.


"talking about music is like dancing to architecture" Frank Zappa

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From The Big Sleep.

Vivian: You go too far, Marlowe.

Marlowe: Those are harsh words to throw at a man, especially when he's walking out of your bedroom.

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Oh! That's a brilliant quote, sprsttshs!
I'd missed it -and will try to use it in future!

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This line sounds almost like something that might come out of John Cleese's yap. A tinge of the surreal, if you will.

"talking about music is like dancing to architecture" Frank Zappa

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CASABLANCA has more great lines than Hamlet. A couple I love:

There are certain sections of New York I would not advise you to try to invade..

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Lorre: You despise me don't you?
Bogie: If I gave you any thought I probably would.

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(reading over the Nazi file on him) Hey are my eyes really brown?

But from this fun flick:

There is more here than meets the FBI.....

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All Through The Night:

"Sunshine" is dragged away behind an unseeing Bogie. Bogie: "You are the noisiest guy!"

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You sure can sling those obligatos around!

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To Leda Hamilton at the nightclub:

"I don't know how to begin this, Beguine."

Almost slipped right by me. LOL!!

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SUNSHINE: "Shut up, the guy is dead."

BARNEY: "Well, I'm reasonably sorry."



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After Bogart shoots the intercom box the Nazi asks him if he learned that
"in one of your gang wars".
"No Bernie's shooting gallery in Brooklyn."

Love the prior line you guys mentioned. FBI and such.

"Gimmie a room, curly." to the bald desk clerk. And "It's my mother" to
same clerk who's looking at the girl with suspicion.

"We got a special little device up in Sing Sing that'll melt them away."

1942 mention of Dachau. And how there's a bunch of these guys all across
the country.

Cop, "Maybe I'm not big enough mentally!"
Bogurt "I surrender dear" to the cop.

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Bogart askes his colored manservant if he's wearing his shirt and tie, the manservant says yes. Bogart askes if that's his belt too and the manservant says yup, you wouldn't want your pants to fall down --- would you?

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I love it when they try to pawn the non-Miller's cheesecake on him in the beginning of the film and he refers to the imposter cheesecake as "mucilage". Funny stuff!

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George Halley (The Roaring Twenties, 1939):
"I always say, when you got a job to do, get somebody else to do it."

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My favorite line, in terms of his delivery is from "Casablanca".

Renault is asking him why he came to Casablanca and in dead-pan close-up replies:

"My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters."

To which Renault rejoins, "The waters? What waters? We're in the desert."

To which Rick replies: "I was misinformed."

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To which Rick replies: "I was misinformed."

Oh yes that's classic in a Classic.

PS I can only image the funny lines he'd get off reading this....

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A great line is when Bogart give the desk clerk the Newspaper with his picture on it. The picture if one of him from High Sierra. Bogart says something like:"I'm a killer, a Murderer. There's my picture, one of my best."

That had to be an inside joke.

I loved the movie.

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Late to the discussion, but this film provides an in-joke when Rick Blaine tells Maj. Strasser that there are some neighborhood streets in New York City that the Germans might not be so safe marching down.

JJB

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If any of you haven't seen one of Bogart's funniest films, "We're No Angels," please do. I watch it every Christmas, for that true Christmas spirit which involves bumping off unpleasant relatives.

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"The Big Sleep" is also a treasure trove of memorable lines, including:

Marlowe: "My, my, my. Such a lot of guns around town and so few brains."

Joe Brody: "Bet you think I'm dumb, huh?"
Marlowe: "Just average for a grafter."

Marlowe: "You wanna tell me now?"
Vivian: "Tell you what?"
"Marlowe: "What it is you're trying to find out. You know, it's a funny thing. You're trying to find out what your father hired me to find out, and I'm trying to find out why you want to find out."
Vivian: "You could go on forever, couldn't you?"

Eddie Mars: "Convenient, the door being open when you didn't have a key, eh?"
Marlowe: "Yeah, wasn't it. By the way, how'd you happen to have one?"
Mars: "Is that any of your business?"
Marlowe: "I could make it my business."
Mars: "I could make your business mine."
Marlowe: "You wouldn't like it. The pay's too small."

Marlowe: "You know what he'll do when he comes back? Beat my teeth out, then kick me in the stomach for mumbling."

Vivian: "I don't like your manners."
Marlowe: "I'm not crazy about yours either. I didn't ask to see you. I don't mind if you don't like my manners, I don't like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don't mind your ritzing me and drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don't waste your time trying to cross-examine me."

Agnes: "Is Harry there?"
Marlowe: "Yeah, yeah, he's here."
Agnes: "Put him on, will you?"
Marlowe: "He can't talk to you."
Agnes: "Why?"
Marlowe: "Because he's dead."

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These knots must'a been tied by the No. 1 boy scout!

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Looking at the picture of Hitler, "Hey, Schicklgruber, the house painter!" and all sorts of other anti-Nazi wisecracks at his expense.

"Great theater makes you smile. Outstanding theater may make you weep."

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