Comedy Quotes from the Movies: Over 4,000 Bits of Humorous Dialogue from All Film Genres, Topically Arranged and Indexed

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2001 - Performing Arts - 416 pages
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Clever repartee, double entendres, punch lines and many other variations of humor have been a staple of movie dialogue since the advent of talkies. Collected here are over 4,000 of the best comedic lines from the movies. The compilers of this book have tried to bring together some of the funniest, wittiest and most outrageous snatches of dialogue on film over a sixty year time period. For each entry the authors set the quotation in context, provide the name of the actor or actress, the name of the movie and the year of release. The quotations are arranged by a broad range of categories, such as politics, food and eating, gambling, and many others. A title index and a name index follow the body of the book..
  

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The shirley temple duck, egg quote was not from "Rebecca of Shaddybrook Farm"

Contents

Accidents
2
Aging
14
Ancestry
21
Art and Artists
38
Body Beautiful
48
Business and Businessmen
56
Cleanliness
64
Communication
70
Names
233
Nationalities
238
Nature
241
Navj
242
OW West
243
Outlaws Western
245
Pain
246
Parents
247

Courage
79
21
96
39
106
48
117
56
127
64
137
77
149
Gender
152
Generation Gap
159
Government
160
Happiness
162
Health
164
High Society and Socialites
167
Honeymooners
169
Husbands and Wives
170
Ideals and Convictions
177
Incarceration
179
Incompetence
182
InLaws
184
Innocence
185
Intelligence
191
Journalists
194
Languages
196
Law and Lawyers
198
Lawmen Western
201
Lie and Living
202
Literature
206
Love
208
Marriage
211
Marriage Proposals
218
Media
220
Miserliness
222
Money
223
Movies
227
Music
231
Philosophy
251
Places Police 247 251
253
Poverty
264
Prejudice
267
Prostitution
269
Psychiatry
271
Religion
274
Revenge
277
Romance
280
Rooms
284
Royalty
286
Saies and Salespeople
288
Science and Scientists
289
Secretaries
290
SeZ
295
Sea
299
Sfcow Business
311
Seep and Dreams
314
Spies and Spying
315
Sports
317
Structures
321
Stupidity
322
Success and Failure
326
Suicide
327
Supernatural
328
Transportation
331
TraveZ
332
Vanity
334
Villains and Villainy
337
339
344
Widows and Widowers
346
Winners and Losers 347 Writers and Writing
354
TITLE INDEX
381
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About the author (2001)

Flushing, New York's Larry Langman has been an instructor of film history and English for over twenty years. He has written more than a dozen books on film. Paul Gold, a mathematics teacher, lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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