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Bachelor in Paradise (1961) Poster

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[after entering his house in Paradise]

Adam J. Niles: It's charming. What do you call this style... early Disneyland?

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[fire department arrives when Niles' washing machine overflows]

Fireman: There's no fire?

Adam J. Niles: Well if I hollered "Soap!" who'd come?

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Adam J. Niles: Now, let me see. You'll be my landlady and secretary, and I'll be your tenant and your boss.

Rosemary Howard: A very involved relationship.

Adam J. Niles: Yeah, and if you raise my rent, I'll lower your salary.

Rosemary Howard: You lower my salary, I'll raise my voice!

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Adam J. Niles: [Pulls into the driveway of the home he's just rented in Paradise] It's pink.

Rosemary Howard: It's not pink, its "California coral".

Adam J. Niles: Who comes up with the names of colors in this country, Tennessee Williams?

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Adam J. Niles: [Narrating the starting lines of his new book into his tape recorder] "How the Americans Live", Chapter One. The din dawns with the day. Throughout most of the civilized world, the new day is born in a silence so profound, one can imagine he hears the Morning Glory open its petals to greet the rising sun. But hour-conscious, minute-counting time-saving America is blasted from sleep by the explosive screams of the alarm clock radio, which may largely explain the frenetic pace that jangles the nation's nerves throughout the day.

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Rosemary Howard: [At a Hawaiian-themed restaurant, watching while the bartender is garnishing an elaborate cocktail] Is he a bartender or a landscape architect?

Adam J. Niles: He's an artist! Would you care for a "Scorpion's Kiss"?

Rosemary Howard: Oh, is that what they're called?

Adam J. Niles: Mm hmm... And this is a "Bikini".

Rosemary Howard: That's an odd name for a drink: "Bikini".

Adam J. Niles: That's because there's not much to it, but it hits the right spots.

Rosemary Howard: [starting to giggle] Oh. Well, I've had two, and I don't feel a thing.

Adam J. Niles: Oh, we better get you another one.

Adam J. Niles: [Calling to the bartender] Hey, innkeeper, another brace of Bikinis, please.

Bartender: Sorry, sir, only two to a customer.

Rosemary Howard: Oh, come on!

Bartender: Sorry, ma'am. That's a very powerful drink. There's an old Tahitian saying: "Okka noku pama, talla peeno pulla okka".

Rosemary Howard: Oh... Just what does that old Tahitian mean by that?

Bartender: Who knows? I'm from San Francisco.

Adam J. Niles: Loopholes everywhere!

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Adam J. Niles: What do you say we break out of here tonight and let me take you to dinner?

Rosemary Howard: Thank you, but I have a business appointment.

Adam J. Niles: Oh... What about tomorrow night? Lonely bachelors should stick together, don't you think?

Rosemary Howard: Oh, definitely! And if I find one that I think you'd like, I'll let you know, Mr. Adams. Good bye!

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Peter Pickering: [Along with his sister, Sissy, coming over to meet their new neighbor] Hi. Who are you?

Adam J. Niles: I'm Mr. Adams. I'm moving in here.

Peter Pickering: I'm Peter. I live down there.

Adam J. Niles: Down where?

Peter Pickering: I won't tell you. I'm not supposed to talk to strangers.

Sissy 'Mrs. McIntyre' Pickering: Is he a stranger?

Peter Pickering: [Motioning to his sister, who appears to be about 4 years old] Sure... This is my sister, Mrs. McIntyre.

Adam J. Niles: "Mrs." McIntyre? Well, ma'am, how do you do?

Sissy 'Mrs. McIntyre' Pickering: How do I do what?

Adam J. Niles: [Making a face] It's just not my day for women.

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