Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974]

Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974]

Walter Burns: The son of a bitch stole my watch.More Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974] quotes [12/04/2007 12:12:00]
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Tell me, Mr. Williams, were you unhappy as a child?
Earl Williams: Not really. I had a perfectly normal childhood.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: I see. You wanted to kill your father and sleep with you mother.
Earl Williams: [to Sheriff Hartman] If he's gonna talk dirty -
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: When you were in grammar school, did you practice self-abuse?
Earl Williams: No, sir. I don't believe in it. I would never abuse myself or anybody else. I love people. I love all people.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: I suppose that cop committed suicide!
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Let us get back to masturbation. Did your father ever catch you in the act?
Earl Williams: Oh, my father was - was never home. He was a conductor on the Chicago-Northwestern.
Dr. Max J. Eggelhofer: Very significant. Your father wore a uniform, just like that policeman. And when he pulled out that gun, an obvious phallic symbol, you thought he was your father, and he was going to use it to hurt your mother.
Earl Williams: [to Sheriff Hartman] He's crazy.More Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974] quotes [12/04/2007 12:12:00]
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: [the sheriff is passing out tickets to the execution] Daily News. Examiner.
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Here you are, Rudy. The new man.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: Oh, what happened? They finally fire you?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: I'm retiring to my country estate outside Philadelphia.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: Well, in that case, I will have a drink!
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: No, you won't. Not my liquor!
Rudy Keppler of the Chicago Examiner: What should I do with the second ticket?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Sell it to a scalper, like the sheriff does.More Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974] quotes [12/04/2007 12:12:00]
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: [holding up his phone] He's waiting for instructions. What are we gonna do?
The Mayor: Tell him to shoot to kill.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: What?
The Mayor: Shoot to kill, I said.
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: I - I don't know, Herbie. What about that reprieve? I-if it ever comes out -
The Mayor: Nobody reprieved that policeman he shot. There was no clemency, either. Do what I tell you!
'Honest Pete' Hartman Sheriff of Clark County: [on phone] Jacobi, you there? Listen. Shoot to kill! You heard me!More Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974] quotes [12/04/2007 12:12:00]
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Goodbye, Duffy. Watch the diabetes. Walter, it's been fun.
Duffy: What's he mean by that?
Walter Burns: He's leaving us. Getting married.
Duffy: Yeah? That hostess at the Hotsy-Totsy Club?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: You're not even close. Why, this is a very classy dame. Philadephia. Studied to be a concert pianist.
Walter Burns: Where in the hell would you meet a concert pianist?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Well, actually, she's a widow. Husband cracked up in a brand-new Packard. Only had 18 miles on it. So, to support herself, she's playing the organ at the Balaban & Katz Theater.
Walter Burns: The one in the Loop?
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Yeah. We've been dating three months.
Walter Burns: Jeez, Hildy. why didn't you tell me? Kid, I woulda thrown you a little farewell party...
Hildebrand 'Hildy' Johnson: Oh, no, no, no! I know your farewell parties! When Ben Hecht was leaving for Hollywood, you slipped a micky in his gin fizz. It took four of us to get on the California Limited.More Movie: The Front Page [1974] Movie: The Front Page [1974] quotes [12/04/2007 12:12:00]

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