Frank Flannagan
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Frank Flannagan (Character)
from Love in the Afternoon (1957)

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Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Frank Flannagan: What does he export and what does he import?
Ariane Chavasse: Oh, he uh - he exports perfume and imports bananas. There's a fortune in it. Do you realize that for one bottle of perfume you get twelve bananas?
Frank Flannagan: Twelve bananas for one bottle of - doesn't sound like such a hot deal to me.
Ariane Chavasse: It's a tiny bottle of perfume and very large bananas.

Ariane Chavasse: I see nothing has changed...
Frank Flannagan: Of course not! Once you've got a winning combination, why mess around with it?

Frank Flannagan: Everything about you is perfect.
Ariane Chavasse: I'm too thin! And my ears stick out, and my teeth are crooked and my neck's much too long.
Frank Flannagan: Maybe so, but I love the way it all hangs together.
[they kiss]

Frank Flannagan: Goodbye, thin girl.
Ariane Chavasse: Goodbye, Mr. Flannagan.
Frank Flannagan: You promised.
Ariane Chavasse: You don't have to worry about me, Mr. Flannagan. There've been so many men before. There'll be so many after this. It's gonna be another one of those crazy years. While you're in Cannes, I'll be in Brussels with the banker. He wants to give me a Mercedes Benz, a blue one, it's my favorite color. And while you're in Athens, I'll be with the duke again in Scotland. But, I don't know whether I'll go yet, because another man's asked me to spend the summer with him in Deauville. He owns race horses. He's very rich. He's number twenty. I mean number twenty one, you're number twenty. So, you see Mr. Flannagan, I'll be perfectly all right. I'll... I'll be all right... I'll be all right!

Frank Flannagan: [on knowing about his numerous conquests] Aren't you a little too young for that?
Ariane Chavasse: I was about to ask you a similar question. Aren't you a little too old for that?
Frank Flannagan: That hurts! First you save a man's life, then you stab him. Is that kind?

Ariane Chavasse: I'm against violence. In my opinion, there's too much shooting in the world, and not enough love.
Frank Flannagan: How's that, again?
Ariane Chavasse: I mean, if people loved each other more, they'd shoot each other less!

Claude Chavasse: This is a great honor. Come right in, Mr. Flannagan.
Frank Flannagan: You know me?
Claude Chavasse: Do I know you? Does an art student know Picasso?

Ariane Chavasse: -I have my own private library.
Frank Flannagan: -What kind of a library is that?
Ariane Chavasse: -All sorts of reference works,like the World Almanac.
Frank Flannagan: -You read about me in the World Almanac?
Ariane Chavasse: -Naturally. It's very complete.It's loaded with facts and figures. Like the 10 tallest mountains,and the population of Portugal,the average annual rainfall in New Zealand...
Frank Flannagan: -What did it say about me?
Ariane Chavasse: -You're way above average, it doesn't just rain, it pours.

Frank Flannagan: He who loves and runs away, lives to love another day.

Frank Flannagan: I think people should always behave as though they were between planes.

Frank Flannagan: [dictating some business notes into his recorder] Item 7: Telegram to the Mayor of Venice. Preliminary estimate on the cost of overhauling your canals is 87 million dollars. If you want my advice, drain the water out of the canals and pave them over, or those plumbing bills will kill you.
Frank Flannagan: [continues] Item 8: Attention all Pepsi-Cola bottling plants in Great Britain. Suggested slogan, "Pop in for a Pepsi"... okay by me.