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The Trouble with Harry (1955) Poster

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[the Captain and Miss Graveley have afternoon tea together]

Captain: A real handsome man's cup.

Miss Graveley: It's been in the family for years. My father always used it... until he died.

Captain: I trust he died peacefully. Slipped away in the night?

Miss Graveley: He was caught in a threshing machine.

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[Referring to Harry Worp]

Jennifer Rogers: He looked exactly the same when he was alive, only he was vertical.

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Capt. Wiles: [after Dr. Greenbow trips over the body] Couldn't have had more people here if I'd sold tickets.

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Jennifer Rogers: [Sam is kissing her] Lightly, Sam. I have a very short fuse.

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Arnie: How do rabbits get born?

Sam Marlowe: Same way elephants do.

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Miss Graveley: [Arnie puts a dead rabbit on the table while the Captain and Miss Graveley are having tea] What do you call him?

Arnie: Dead.

Capt. Wiles: Where did you get him?

Arnie: I found him.

Miss Graveley: Where did you find him?

Arnie: [Looking at the tea table] In the blueberry muffins.

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Miss Graveley: How old do you think I am young man?

Sam Marlowe: Hmm... fifty. How old do you think you are?

Miss Graveley: Forty-two! I can show you my birth certificate.

Sam Marlowe: I'm afraid you're going to have to show more than your birth certificate to convince a man of that.

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[Upon finding the Captain dragging a body along the ground]

Miss Graveley: What seems to be the trouble, Captain?

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Captain: Marriage is a good way to spend the winter.

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[Discussing Jennifer's recently deceased husband Harry]

Jennifer Rogers: You can stuff him, for all I care. Stuff him and put him in a glass case, only I'd suggest frosted glass.

Sam Marlowe: What did he do to you? Besides marry you.

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Sam Marlowe: Perharps I'll come back tomorrow.

Arnie: When's that?

Sam Marlowe: The day after today.

Arnie: That's yesterday. Today's tomorrow.

Sam Marlowe: It was.

Arnie: When was tomorrow yesterday?

Sam Marlowe: Today.

Arnie: Oh, sure. Yesterday.

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Capt. Wiles: I fired three bullets. Three! One for the hunting sign, one for the tin can...

Sam Marlowe: ...and one for the little man who's lying in the grave.

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Sam Marlowe: Didn't know you had such a pretty mother, Arnie.

Arnie: You think she's pretty, you should see my slingshot.

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Capt. Wiles: Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.

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Miss Graveley: [to Capt. Wiles] I'm grateful to you for burying my body.

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Capt. Wiles: [as he sees Sam Marlowe coming] Next thing you know they'll be televising the whole thing.

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Sam Marlowe: Let's get Harry and pop him in.

Capt. Wiles: With hasty reverence.

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Jennifer Rogers: I've never been to a home-made funeral before.

Capt. Wiles: I have... it's my third. All in one day...

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Sam Marlowe: You're not supposed to bury bodies whenever you find them. It makes people suspicious.

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Capt. Wiles: Coming home from Madagascar once we had a fireman on board who hit his head on a brick wall and died two days later.

Sam Marlowe: Where did he find a brick wall on board a ship?

Capt. Wiles: Mmmm... that's what we always wondered.

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Sam Marlowe: I think, Captain Wiles, we're tangled up in a murder.

Capt. Wiles: Murder. If it's murder who dunnit?

Sam Marlowe: Who did it?

Capt. Wiles: That's what I say, whodunnit?

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