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: His mother was a Roman Catholic, his father was an Orthodox Jew. They were separated two hours after the marriage.
: No pinkies? You mean Twain has only got eight fingers? Tess Skeffington
: No, no, he's got ten. He just doesn't have any pinkies.
: I'm the greatest, I'm number one! Sam Diamond
: To me, you look like number two, know what I mean? Dora Charleston
: What DOES he mean, Miss Skeffington? Tess Skeffington
: I'll tell you later. It's disgusting.
[a bomb is about to explode
] Sam Diamond
: I've got an idea! I don't know if it will work but I've got to try. Turn around! Tess Skeffington
: I've turned, Sam. Sam Diamond
: Whatever you do, don't turn around until I say so. Tess Skeffington
: [turns around
] But Sam... Sam Diamond
: I SAID TURN AROUND! Tess Skeffington
: Yes, Sam. Sam Diamond
: Good! Cause... I think... I'm gonna cry.
: He had one daughter, thirty-two, her name's Irene, but she calls herself Rita. Sam Diamond
: Just like a dame.
: That was then, this is now, and nobody knows what tomorrow will be. That's the way things are, whether we like it or not. Tess Skeffington
: Oh, Sam, I worry about you sometimes. I really do.
: There's nothing on him 'til '46, when he was picked up in El Paso, Texas, for trying to smuggle a truckload of rich white Americans across the border into Mexico to pick melons. Sam Diamond
: I think we picked ourselves a queer bird, angel.
: My feet are killing me. Why didn't you tell me we needed oil before I went back for gas?
: Wouldn't you know, out of gas. Tess Skeffington
: I saw a station about five miles back, Sam. Sam Diamond
: [hands her a gas can
] I want you to know I'm gonna be waitin' for ya, baby.
: I don't feel good about this, Sam. Maybe tonight's the night your luck runs out. Sam Diamond
: Maybe so. There's a number on the wall for all of us, angel, and if tonight's the night they pick mine, so be it. After you, sweetheart.
: I get fifty dollars a day plus expenses when I can get 'em, gentlemen. And I owe Miss Skeffington here three years and two month's back pay. Isn't that right, angel? Tess Skeffington
: I don't care about the money, Sam. Sam Diamond
: Neither do I.
: I'm scared, Sam. Hold me. Sam Diamond
: Hold yourself. I'm busy.
: Twain picked up Sam in a gay bar. Sam Diamond
: I was working on a case! Working. Tess Skeffington
: Every night for six months?
: He was very good to me. He would take me to the circus and give me candy. We stopped going when I was about twenty-six. I'm sorry, Sam. Sam Diamond
: Twenty-six? What the hell kind of a circus was it?
: I'll be around if you need me. All you gotta do is whistle, and you know how to whistle, don't ya, baby? Tess Skeffington
: Certainly. What do you mean? I don't understand you... Sam Diamond
: All right, never mind. Forget it. You ruined it.
: Sam, you're spitting on the nurse.
: He was arrested in 1932 in Chicago for selling pornographic Bibles. The D.A. couldn't make the charge stick when the church refused to turn over the Bibles.
: Maybe I'm just a patsy being set up take the fall, but I'm not falling for any o'yous, you understand? Tess Skeffington
: Not even me, Sam? Sam Diamond
: Why don't you fall in love with the Jap kid and get off my back?
: [Cutting-room floor-scene of the Charlestons driving through heavy fog to Twain Manor
] ... You know something, darling? I smell crime in the air. Dora Charleston
: I'm not surprised. You just ran over a small animal. Dick Charleston
: Did I? Oh, sorry about that... LOOK OUT!
[he slams on the brakes to avoid hitting Tess
] Dick Charleston
: ... Hello out there! Are you hurt? Tess Skeffington
: [exhausted from walking
] ... Oh, I'm fine - I just hiked five miles back this way from the gas station. Thank Heavens you saw me when you did. Dick Charleston
: Oh yes, I wouldn't want blood on my hands twice in one night. Well, keep to the side of the road.
[he drives off, leaving Tess standing there!
: Sam, why do you keep all those naked muscle men magazines in your office? Sam Diamond
: Suspects. Always looking for suspects.