Born to Dance (1936)
Ted Baker: Hello.
Nora Paige: Hello, what's the thing about?
Ted Baker: Well, boy meets girl.
Nora Paige: Oh, I see. Well, boy loses girl.
Ted Baker: Boy gets girl back.
Nora Paige: Not so fast, sailor.
Ted Baker: You're not very patriotic.
Nora Paige: I am, but I'm not uniform-crazy.
Jenny Saks: Gunny, Sally is our child.
Gunny Saks: That's a fine time for telling me.
Jenny Saks: Why?
Gunny Saks: I've joined the the Navy again
Jenny Saks: I'll see you in four years.
Nora Paige: Is that your daughter?
Jenny Saks: Yes, first prize at the Marathon Dance.
Nora Paige: I guess your daddy is proud of you.
Sally Saks: I've never seen my daddy.
Nora Paige: Why haven't you told him?
Sally Saks: Because someday we're gonna surprise him.
"Mush" Tracy: I've got a inventive mind.
"Peppy" Turner: *Most* sailors have.
"Mush" Tracy: No fooling, I've invented something right now, and if I get it working, I'll sell it to the government for plenty of dope.
"Peppy" Turner: What's that?
"Mush" Tracy: I'm crossing parrots with carrier pigeons.
"Peppy" Turner: What for?
"Mush" Tracy: So you can send verbal messages.
Gunny Saks: I will never join the Navy again, even if they make me a general.
"Mush" Tracy: Have you ever seen a general in the Navy?
Gunny Saks: No, 'cause they're smart.
Jenny Saks: Can we visit the brig? There's a man I'd like to see in it. Uh, I mean, I want to see a man who's in it.
Jenny Saks: Can we visit the crows-nest?
Captain Dingby: No, under no circumstances. It's nesting season.
"Mush" Tracy: What'd you join the Navy for in the first place?
Gunny Saks: On account of a woman - my wife. Two days after we were married she told me I wasn't a man of the world. So I joined the Navy.
Lucy James: Oh, Captain, what a lovely submarine!
Captain Dingby: Oh yes, yes! It's the pride of the Navy!
Lucy James: Tell me, Captain, how long can your submarine stay under water?
Captain Dingby: Well, that all depends. Once, we submerged with the hatches open, and we didn't come up for two weeks.
Lucy James: [Incredulous] Really?
Captain Dingby: Positively.
[then he and everybody else start to laugh]
Captain Dingby: I want this message delivered to Rear Admiral Stubbins of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Gunny Saks: Yes, sir.
Captain Dingby: I understand you were born in Brooklyn.
Gunny Saks: Yes, sir.
Captain Dingby: What part?
Gunny Saks: All of me!
Jenny Saks: I'm like olives - you gotta learn to like me.
Gunny Saks: Do you realize that marriage is a national institution and that 50% of the married people are women?
McKay's Telephone Operator: [on phone with her friend] Oh say guess who I seen at Club Continental last night? Lucy James with that sailor she met through a Pekingese. Believe me he's a sea-goin' thrill if I ever seen one. What's he like? Well, tall - sort of the answer to a maiden's prayer on stilts. Honest he must be six feet four and that's just two inches shorter than a totem pole. Oh but he's got a smile like concentrated vodka. Vodka! Oh it's a Japanese drink made out of panther blood I think.