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China Seas (1935) Poster

(1935)

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Captain Alan Gaskell: [to chief officer] It's bad enough to have a ship that looks like this and a captain who looks like me without having a chief officer who looks like you.

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Captain Alan Gaskell: [hearing someone in his bathroom] Who's in there?

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: China Doll, the gal that drives men mad.

Captain Alan Gaskell: What are you doin' aboard?

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: Nothing alarming. Just showering dewdrops off the body beautiful.

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Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: But you taught me something I didn't even know myself. When a woman can love a man right down to her fingernails, she can hate him the same way.

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Jamesy MacArdle: Still crazy about that Gaskell, huh? Well, whenever you get tired of runnin; around with an Airedale and you want to run around with a St. Bernard, why you let me know.

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: Sure. Whenever I get lost in the Alps, I'll whistle for you.

Jamesy MacArdle: All right, I'll come runnin'. Goodbye, Dolly.

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: See you later.

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Captain Alan Gaskell: Now wait a minute, Dolly! You and I are friends. We've had a lot of fun together, and, as far as I'm concerned, you're #1 girl in the Archipelago, but I don't remember making any vows to you, nor do I recall your taking any.

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Jamesy MacArdle: [to an unconcious Gaskell] There can't be any gold. You would have talked. Nobody can be that tough.

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Jamesy MacArdle: Lovin' you is the only decent thing I ever did in my entire life. And even that was a mistake.

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Captain Alan Gaskell: Did you ever see an English river?

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: No, I'm dumb at geography just like I am at everything else.

Captain Alan Gaskell: Well, it's cool and clear. Put a stream like that alongside any river out here - dirty, yellow, muddy - you'll see the difference.

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Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: If I had a nickel's worth of pride, I'd...

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Captain Alan Gaskell: ...as honest as the day is long.

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Sir Guy: I've had my eye on you for some time.

Captain Alan Gaskell: Well take it off... I'm quitting the China seas as soon as we dock.

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Captain Alan Gaskell: I'll be over as soon as I get through. Anything you want?

Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: Anything I... ? Toots, I got everything.

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Sir Guy: [the police superintendent has just taken Dolly to court] What about a nip to cool that aching brow ?

Captain Alan Gaskell: No, no, fix one for yourself. I gotta get around to court. Somebody'll have to protect that judge.

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Dolly 'China Doll' Portland: I'd like to be the first to wish you the best. You'll need it.

Captain Alan Gaskell: Someday you'll say something nice and never forgive yourself.

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