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Time to Kill (1942) Poster

(1942)

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Mrs. Murdock: When I say 10 o'clock, I don't mean 9:50, not 9:59, I mean 10 o'clock!

Michael Shayne: Well, Mrs. Murdoch, you know what the book says about the early bird.

Mrs. Murdock: There are no worms here.

Michael Shayne: Well, you can't tell what you're liable to find in an old barn like this.

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Mrs. Murdock: Oh, you're not quite what I expected, Mr. Shayne.

Michael Shayne: Well, what did you expect - top hat, striped trousers and cutaway?

Mrs. Murdock: Hardly - something fat and exported with dirty fingernails chewing on a filthy cigar butt and with its hat on its head.

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[Mrs. Murdoch suspects her gold-digging daughter-in-law of stealing and selling one of her most valuable coins]

Michael Shayne: So what's worrying you the most?

Mrs. Murdock: Both. I'm hiring you to get the doubloon back and arrange for a divorce for my son without cost to me.

Michael Shayne: Suppose she didn't take it?

Mrs. Murdock: I expect you to prove that she did and I'm asking no questions.

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Michael Shayne: [to Murdoch] Well, business is really picking up when the worm comes to the early bird.

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Michael Shayne: Is Mrs. Morny in?

Morny's Houseboy: She's not home.

Michael Shayne: Wait a minute. How do you know if you don't ask her?

Morny's Houseboy: She already told me.

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Michael Shayne: Oh, by the way, what did she look like?

Elisha Washburn: She?

Michael Shayne: Well, all right then. What did *he* look like?

Elisha Washburn: Oh, you mean the party that sold me the doubloon?

Michael Shayne: Yeah.

Elisha Washburn: Well, let me see... He was middle-aged, heavy set, about 5'7", weighing about 175 pounds. He wore a blue suit, black shoes, green tie and brown-bordered handkerchief. His hair was gray. There was a mole on his nose and a long scar...

Michael Shayne: What about that hole in his right sock?

Elisha Washburn: I neglected to remove his shoes.

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Ina Smithers, receptionist: Why are we whispering?

Michael Shayne: We lost our voices.

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Lt. Breeze: And don't leave town. We want a statement!

Michael Shayne: You can have the one the bank sent me. You'll get a great laugh out of that.

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[Murdoch enters Morny's club at the end of a fistfight]

Leslie Murdock: Well, I see the slaughter has started already. Sorry I'm late.

Alexander Morny: You're too early to suit me. Get out and stay out.

Leslie Murdock: I was under the impression that your trap was open to the public.

Alexander Morny: It's not open to rats.

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Michael Shayne: There you are. All this extra service I throw in free.

Linda Conquest Murdock: You know, you're not a bad brand of trouble, Mike. I'm sorry our friendship has to be so short.

Michael Shayne: What do you mean short? As long as I think you have the doubloon, I have to keep an eye on you.

Linda Conquest Murdock: Then you don't believe me?

Michael Shayne: Nope. You see, my mama told me never to trust a beautiful woman any further than I could throw her and I don't know how far that is now.

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Lt. Breeze: All right. Come on, Shayne, I'm anxious to hear all about it.

Michael Shayne: You better take a look in there.

Lt. Breeze: Oh yeah? Sight unseen, I'll lay odds somebody's dead.

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[last lines]

Michael Shayne: Say, how long are you going to be in Reno?

Linda Conquest Murdock: Just six weeks.

Michael Shayne: That's swell. I'll give you a ring the moment you get back to town.

Linda Conquest Murdock: You will? I may hold you to that.

Michael Shayne: To what?

Linda Conquest Murdock: I have a first class witness in Lieutenant Breeze that you're going to marry me. Driver, Union Depot, please.

Michael Shayne: Hey, wait a minute. You can't do that to me!... Or can she?

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[first lines]

[Mike is speaking on the phone to a potential client with his feet propped on his desk revealing the holes in the soles of his shoes]

Michael Shayne: You want what? Oh, references. Well, sure, I'd glad to give you some references. You can call Senator Hugh Oglethorpe - no, no, no, you'd better not. I beat Hughie playing golf yesterday. You can call Sid Dreyfuss. Mm-hmm. That's Judge Sidney Dreyfuss, yeah - the State Supreme Court. Oh, that reminds me; I'm supposed to have dinner with him tonight. Pardon me while I make a note of that, will you?

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