A Free Soul (1931)
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: A lot of people don't believe that gag about being born equal.
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: Well, I want to marry your daughter.
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: What's wrong with that?
Stephen Ashe, Defense Attorney: The only time I hate democracy is when one of you mongrels forget where you belong... a few illegal dollars and a clean shirt and you move across the railroad tracks. Tell your boy to bring me some libations, and don't insult the guests!
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: Mr. Ashe, a guy like me has to ride with lady luck. A squealer leaves his pals in plenty of trouble.
Stephen Ashe, Defense Attorney: Hmm, I see. You want to go to the gallows with your mouth shut.
[after Ace and Jan are shot at, he takes her to his hideaway]
Ace Wilfong, Gangster Defendant: Slouch, tell her why the Hardy mob tried to fix me up. Tell her the facts, Slouch.
Slouch: Well, the mug that was rubbed out, Miss, was a snooper of the chief's running with the Hardy mob, slipping us the lowdown. Hardy gets hep to it and he puts the rat on the spot. They nab the boss's "kelly" and plants it. Your old man jaws him out and the Hardy mob grabs the typewriters and the ukeleles.
Stephen Ashe, Defense Attorney: [to Jan] I've had to drink as I've had to breathe, and you know it!
Jan Ashe: Tell me, Eddie. Has he been drinking?
Eddie: Well... uh...
Jan Ashe: A lot?
Eddie: Well, it wouldn't be a lot for a camel or one of them things.
Stephen Ashe, Defense Attorney: I wish my mother belonged to some other family.
Jan Ashe: [Clearly taken with Gable] You're a new kind of man in a new kind of world.
Jan Ashe: [to Dwight] I just don't want to get married, Dwight. I don't want life to settle down around me like a pan of sour dough. I don't want it one little bit.