42nd Street (1933)
Ann Lowell: [to chorus girl] It must have been hard on your mother, not having any children.
Julian Marsh: Sawyer, you listen to me, and you listen hard. Two hundred people, two hundred jobs, two hundred thousand dollars, five weeks of grind and blood and sweat depend upon you. It's the lives of all these people who've worked with you. You've got to go on, and you've got to give and give and give. They've got to like you. Got to. Do you understand? You can't fall down. You can't because your future's in it, my future and everything all of us have is staked on you. All right, now I'm through, but you keep your feet on the ground and your head on those shoulders of yours and go out, and Sawyer, you're going out a youngster but you've got to come back a star!
Loraine: You remember Anne Lowell?
Andy Lee: Not Anytime Annie? Say, who could forget 'er? She only said "No" once, and THEN she didn't hear the question!
Ann Lowell: [singing while eating an apple] Matrimony is baloney
Loraine: [eating a banana] She'll be wanting alimony in a year or so;
Ann Lowell: When she knows as much as we know, she'll be on her way to Reno,
Loraine: While he still has dough; she'll give him the shuffle
Ann Lowell: I'll bet that she's the farmer's daughter
Loraine: And he's that well-known traveling man;
Ann Lowell: He once stopped down at the farm house,
Loraine: That's how the whole affair began!
Ann Lowell: He did right by little Nelly, with a shotgun at his bel... tummy, How could he say "No?"
Billy Lawler: [to Peggy Sawyer] Hey, I've been for you ever since you walked in on me in my BVD's.
Dorothy Brock: Now go out there and be so swell that you'll make me hate you!
Slim Murphy: Hey got a match?
Pat Denning: Yep... why I guess so... yeah.
Slim Murphy: Don't happen to know a guy named Pat Denning do ya?
Pat Denning: Why yes.
Slim Murphy: We got a message for him. This guy Pat Denning's a pretty wise mug but he ain't wise enough and if he don't lay off that Dorothy Brock dame, it's gonna be just too bad... for Denning, get me?
Pat Denning: Alright I'll tell him.
Slim Murphy: Yeah well...
[punches Pat in the mouth and Pat falls down]
Slim Murphy: that's so ya don't forget.
Mug with Murphy: Yeah
[He and Slim kick Pat then run off]
Peggy Sawyer: Ohhhhh Pat... Pat... Pat... who were they?
Pat Denning: Friends... with good advice.
Peggy Sawyer: Why, Jim, they didn't tell me you were here.
Peggy Sawyer: It was GRAND of you to come!
Author of 'Pretty Lady': [Reacting to Dorothy Brock's tantrum] In a star it's temperament, but in a chorus girl it's just bad taste.
Julian Marsh: All right, now, everybody... quiet, and listen to me. Tomorrow morning, we're gonna start a show. We're gonna rehearse for five weeks, and we're gonna open on scheduled time, and I MEAN scheduled time. You're gonna work and sweat, and work some more. You're gonna work days, and you're gonna work nights, and you're gonna work BETWEEN time when I think you need it. You're gonna dance until your feet fall off, till you're not able to stand up any longer, BUT five weeks from now, we're going to have a show. Now, some of you people have been with me before. You know it's gonna be a tough grind. It's gonna be the TOUGHEST FIVE WEEKS that you ever lived through! Do you all get that? Now, anybody who doesn't think he's gonna like it had better quit right now. What do I hear? Nobody? Good... then THAT'S settled. We start tomorrow morning.