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Quotes for
Benny Southstreet (Character)
from Guys and Dolls (1955)

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Guys and Dolls (1955)
Harry the Horse: I just acquired five thousand fish.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: Five thousand? If it can be told, where did you take on this fine bundle of lettuce?
Harry the Horse: I have nothing to hide. I collected the reward on my father.
Benny Southstreet: It is an advantage to have a successful father. Nobody ever wanted my old man for as much as five hundred.

Nathan Detroit: Southstreet, give your testimony.
Benny Southstreet: I plead the fifth commandment.

Benny Southstreet: [about the cab that Nathan told him to take Adelaide to the Hot Box in] But who's going to pay for it?
Miss Adelaide: I am, of course!

Nathan Detroit: [singing] What's playing at the Roxy? I'll tell you what's playing at the Roxy. Picture about a Minnesota man so in love with a Mississippi girl that he sacrifices everything and moves all the ways to Biloxi. That's what's playing at the Roxy.
Benny Southstreet: [singing] What's in the daily news? I'll tell you what's in the daily news. Story about a guy who bought his wife a small ruby with what otherwise would have been his union dues. That's what's in the daily news.
Nicely Nicely Johnson: [singing] What's happening all over? I'll tell you what's happening all over. Guy sitting home by a television set who used to be something of a rover. That's what's happening all over.
Nathan Detroit, Benny Southstreet, Nicely Nicely Johnson: [singing] Love is the thing that has licked 'em!
Nathan Detroit: [singing] And it looks like I'm just another victim.

Benny Southstreet: I've always been a bad guy, and a bad gambler. From now on, I would like to be a good guy, and a good gambler. I thank you.