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My Favorite Wife (1940) Poster

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Nick Arden: The moment I saw you I knew...

Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: I bet you say that to all your wives.

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Nick Arden: I came here with my wife... hum... my bride really. Now my wife, not my bride... my wife... Why should I bore you with details?

Hotel clerk: I won't be bored.

Nick Arden: Listen, it's just simple as A B C.

Hotel clerk: Don't tell me you got someone in B?

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Nick Arden: Something's come up. My wife.

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Judge Walter Bryson: Who are you?

Stephen Burkett: Well, your honor...

Nick Arden: Oh, he was on the island with her. He's not important to this case.

Judge Walter Bryson: I'll decide what's important to the case. What island?

Nick Arden: The island where my wife stayed for seven years, your honor.

Judge Walter Bryson: They were on an island together for seven years?

Nick Arden: Yes, your honor.

Judge Walter Bryson: Not alone?

Nick Arden: Yes.

Judge Walter Bryson: Hmm. Same island?

Nick Arden: Yes.

Judge Walter Bryson: Is that in the brief?

Nick Arden: No, your honor!

Judge Walter Bryson: Oh, that should be in the brief. That's the most interesting part of the case.

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Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, by the way, how was my funeral?

Ma: Lovely. Doctor Blake preached a wonderful service.

Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, I wish I had been there.

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Nick Arden: Impulsive? He's full of carrots!

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Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, you Casanova, you.

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[Ellen speaking with her children, whom she hasn't seen since they were babies]

Chinch: Are you a lady or a man?

Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Well, I used to be a lady...

Tim: Are ya a sailor?

Chinch: A lady sailor?

Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Well...

Tim: My mother was practically a sailor - she went down in a shipwreck.

Chinch: Oh, he's always boasting.

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Nick Arden: [discussing how to tell Tim and Chinch that Ellen is their mother] Would it help if I wrote them a letter?

Ellen Wagstaff Arden aka Eve: Oh, that would be nice, yes. 'Enclosed, please find your mother.'

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[Dr. Kohlmar walks in on Nick holding a dress in front of himself with a lady's hat on his head]

Nick Arden: Do you think this goes together? Blue ought to go with blue, right?

Dr. Kohlmar: Yes, I suppose.

Nick Arden: It's for a friend.

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Judge Walter Bryson: I'd like to get home and tell my wife about this. She thinks all my cases are boring.

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Nick Arden: Do you ride in cabs or do you just trot alongside?

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