Movie: The Reluctant Dragon [1941] Movie: The Reluctant Dragon [1941]

Movie: The Reluctant Dragon [1941] Movie: The Reluctant Dragon [1941]

[last lines]



Mrs. Benchley:
So while you were shilly-shallying, they made the picture. I never knew it to fail. In all the years that I've known you, you've always been too late. Really, Robert, I can't understand why you're forever letting these opportunities slip through your fingers. Anyone would've thought of it in time, months ago. But you...


[sighs]



Mrs. Benchley:
Well, why don't you say something?



Robert Benchley:
[as Donald Duck] Aw, phooey!


[quacking furiously]



Robert Benchley:
Phooey!

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Sir Giles:
Uh, the time has come, you know.



The Dragon:
[clapping excitedly] You mean... I die now?



Sir Giles:
Oh yes indeed. As per-agreed, we'll seal our pact, old thing.


[placing the lance under the Dragon's arm]



Sir Giles:
Take that!

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Robert Benchley:
[about Donald Duck; chuckling] He kills me. Only I can't understand a thing he says.

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[first lines]



Mrs. Benchley:
[Reading] "So they set off up the hill, arm in arm, the knight, the dragon, and the boy. The lights in the little village began to go out one by one."


[Is interrupted by a toy rifle going off]



Mrs. Benchley:
"But there were stars and a late moon as they climbed the downs together."


[Toy rifle again]



Mrs. Benchley:
Robert, please.


[Pan to Robert Benchley lying on a raft in the pool, with the toy rifle]



Robert Benchley:
Go on, I can hear in any position.


[Shoots a dart at a duck decoy in the pool]



Mrs. Benchley:
[Continues reading] "And as they turned the last corner and disappeared from view, snatches of an old song were borne back on the night breeze. I can't be certain which of them was singing, but I think it was the dragon."



Robert Benchley:
Go on, I'm listening.



Mrs. Benchley:
That was the end, and a very lovely end, too.



Robert Benchley:
Yeah, charming, charming. It's funny. No matter which way I aim, I always hit the same duck.



Mrs. Benchley:
Robert, I have a wonderful idea. We'll sell this book to Walt Disney.



Robert Benchley:
Well, you can't. It belongs to your nephew.


[Looks at rifle]



Robert Benchley:
So does this, too. I wonder what he'd take for it.



Mrs. Benchley:
I mean the idea, for a movie. I'm sure if you went to his studio and suggested it to him, he'd jump at it.



Robert Benchley:
Me suggest a story to Walt Disney? Why, I hardly know him.



Mrs. Benchley:
Well, you hardly knew me when you suggested marriage.



Robert Benchley:
Yeah, look at the trouble I got into. He can't listen to every crackpot with a wild idea.



Mrs. Benchley:
You might be the exception. All you would have to do would be to go to his studio and show him the book.



Robert Benchley:
I wouldn't dream of it!



Mrs. Benchley:
They're always open to new ideas. Get your things on, and stop shilly-shallying.



Robert Benchley:
[Stands up on raft] I am not shillying and I am not shallying. But once and for all, I will not go to the studio. I will not make myself look ridiculous.


[Falls through]



Robert Benchley:
[Bubbles come out of his mouth] And that's final.

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The Dragon:
Sweet little upside-down cake / Cares and woes, you've got'em / Poor little upside-down cake / Your top is on your bottom / Alas, little upside-down cake / Your troubles never stop / Because, little upside-down cake / Your bottom's on your top.

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