That Gang of Mine (1940)
Muggs Maloney: Heeey, ya seen da postman yet?
Danny Dolan: Naw. You expectin' a letter?
Muggs Maloney: What's it to ya?
Danny Dolan: Nut'in'. I was jis' wond'rin' who's gonna read it to ya.
[the boys all laugh but one]
Muggs Maloney: [not laughing] Very witty. Verrry witty.
Peewee: Hey, you know, guys, I got an idea.
Skinny: Does it hurt much?
Danny Dolan: No dad-burn Yankee's gonna dirty the name of the greatest Dixie rider of the bluegrass ponies.
Muggs Maloney: Whadda YOU guys know about horse racin'?
Danny Dolan: I seen 'em once... in a news real.
Muggs Maloney: Well, they don't call horses "ponies."
Danny Dolan: No? My uncle's a bookie, ain't he? Well, he calls 'em ponies.
Muggs Maloney: Well, he's all wet, see? They call 'em geldin's 'n' fillies and maybe stuff like that.
Danny Dolan: Go on! Phillies is a baseball team!
Scruno: What's 'e matter, Ben?
Ben: Go no, go on, go on...
Scruno: Wait a minute. Don't go brushin' ME off, you know, 'cause you got a funny look in your face.
Ben: Oh, my face ain't no different than the day it was yesterday.
Scruno: Your mouth ain't tellin' the same story that yo' eyes is.
Muggs Maloney: Guys up at Sing-Sing got more freedom den I got. I haven't left this track in days. All I've been hearin' is horses and seein' horse. It's a wonder I ain't eatin' hay and neighin'.
Muggs Maloney: Ya mean, ya still gonna bet on me?
Danny Dolan: Sure. Can you think of an easier way t' lose money?
Danny Dolan: Muggs ain't yella.
Horse Trainer Morgan: I know it, but he's afraid. Afraid of that horse. Afraid of speed.
Danny Dolan: Oh, I'm scared o' things, too. I mean, like... like... bein' on a high place.
Horse Trainer Morgan: Everybody has some fear. Fear of snakes. Fear of fires. Some people are afraid of losing their jobs or of growing old.
Danny Dolan: Den... den you mean dere ain't no disgrace in bein' scared.
Horse Trainer Morgan: It's only disgraceful if you fail to fight your fear. Muggs has been fighting but he can't lick it. He's not a jockey, and he never will be.