Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)
Maurice Kruger: When you're dying, everybody is nice to you. It's nauseating!
Jack Andrus: What's your name?
Jack Andrus: Veronica what?
Veronica: Veronica Whats the difference?
Jack Andrus: Hello, Lew.
[He is ignored]
Jack Andrus: I said hello, Lew.
Lew Jordan: I heard what you said, Jack. I hated you when you were a star. You were arrogant. Irresponsible. The most difficult client I ever had. Now that you're nothing, I still hate you. Only now I can tell you.
[He puts his pipe in his mouth. Jack slaps at the pipe, breaking it and sending most of it flying across the room. Lew angrily tosses the remnants of the pipe at the floor and stalks away]
Lew Jordan: Jack, got a minute?
Jack Andrus: I'm in a hurry.
Lew Jordan: Too much of a hurry to make a lot of money?
Jack Andrus: Lew, some other time. I'm rushing to the hospital.
Lew Jordan: Well, I'll walk you to the door. How long before you finish this job?
Jack Andrus: It's already finished, except for two days of retakes.
Lew Jordan: Good, you're available. We can close the deal now. You know how much finishing this picture means to Davie. Yesterday he was poison. Today we can pick and choose.
Jack Andrus: We?
Lew Jordan: Yeah. Didn't you know? Davie made it clear. On his next picture, you direct. I've got just the package. Davie, the number one best seller, and you.
Jack Andrus: What about Kruger?
Lew Jordan: What about him?
Maurice Kruger: You know you got to make these people think you're important or they'll walk all over you!