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Adam's Rib (1949) Poster

(1949)

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Amanda Bonner: And after you shot your husband... how did you feel?

Doris Attinger: Hungry!

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Kip Lurie: Lawyers should never marry other lawyers. This is called in-breeding; from this comes idiot children... and other lawyers.

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Adam Bonner: First of all, I should like to say that I think the arguments advanced by the counsel for the defense were sound... MERE sound!

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Amanda Bonner: What I said was true, there's no difference between the sexes. Men, women, the same.

Adam Bonner: They are?

Amanda Bonner: Well, maybe there is a difference, but it's a little difference.

Adam Bonner: Well, you know as the French say...

Amanda Bonner: What do they say?

Adam Bonner: Vive la difference!

Amanda Bonner: Which means?

Adam Bonner: Which means hurrah for that little difference.

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Kip Lurie: Well, good luck tomorrow, Amanda. I'm on your side, I guess you know that. You've got me so convinced, I may even go out and become a woman. Goodnight.

[leaves]

Adam Bonner: And he wouldn't have far to go, either.

Amanda Bonner: Shh!

Adam Bonner: What's a matter?

Kip Lurie: [steps back into the kitchen and whispers] He can hear you.

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Beryl Caighn: And then I heard a noise.

Adam Bonner: What kind of noise?

Beryl Caighn: Like a sound.

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Adam Bonner: What do you want around here anyway?

Kip Lurie: As if you didn't already know.

[looks at Amanda]

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Kip Lurie: Did I hear someone say "sing it again"?

Adam Bonner: No!

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Beryl Caighn: She tried to shoot me.

Adam Bonner: How do you know that?

Beryl Caighn: Because she did.

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Amanda Bonner: And when did you stop loving your wife? Tell the truth.

Warren Francis Attinger: At least

[shrugs]

Warren Francis Attinger: 3 years.

Amanda Bonner: Why? Tell the truth.

Warren Francis Attinger: She started getting too fat.

Amanda Bonner: Did you tell her about that?

Warren Francis Attinger: Yes.

Amanda Bonner: What happened?

Warren Francis Attinger: She got fatter.

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Amanda Bonner: [addressing the court] For years, women have been ridiculed, pampered, chucked under the chin. I ask you, on behalf of us all, be fair to the fair sex.

Adam Bonner: We'll be here a year.

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Amanda Bonner: Now, you look here, Kip. I'm fighting my prejudices, but it's clear that you're behaving like a, like a - well, I'd hate to put it this way - like a *man*.

Kip Lurie: You watch your language.

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Adam Bonner: [takes a bite out of his fake gun] Licorice. If there's anything I'm a sucker for, it's licorice.

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Amanda Bonner: Let's all be manly!

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Adam Bonner: What are ya? Sore about a little slap?

Amanda Bonner: No.

Adam Bonner: Well, what then?

Amanda Bonner: [outraged] You meant that, didn't you? You really meant that.

Adam Bonner: Why, no, I...

Amanda Bonner: Yes, you did. I can tell. I know your type. I know a slap from a slug.

Adam Bonner: Well, OK, OK.

Amanda Bonner: I'm not so sure it is. I'm not so sure I care to expose myself to typical instinctive masculine brutality.

Adam Bonner: Oh come now.

Amanda Bonner: And it felt not only as though you meant it, but as though you felt you had a right to. I can tell.

Adam Bonner: What've you got back there? Radar equipment?

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Adam Bonner: No matter what you think you think, you think the same as I think.

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Kip Lurie: Amanda, my love, why do you stay married to a legal beagle with ten thumbs?

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Amanda Bonner: Mr. Attinger had never touched you before this time?

Beryl Caighn: Sure

Amanda Bonner: Ahh!

Beryl Caighn: We used to shake hands quite a lot.

Amanda Bonner: I see. Did you enjoy it?

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Warren Francis Attinger: [to Adam Bonner] Listen, you don't get a split lip from imagination!

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Amanda Bonner: Nobody died in the evening paper, isn't that nice?

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Kip Lurie: [to Adam] What have you been eating, raspberry jam or Amanda's face?

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Amanda Bonner: No part of marriage is the exclusive province of any one sex.

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