The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Luther Heggs: That's right, karate... made my whole body a weapon.
Luther Heggs: Calm? Do "murder" and "calm" go together? Calm and murder? Murder?
Suzanna Blush: It's Calver Weems! He's DEAD! He's been MURDERED!
Luther Heggs: Well don't panic! DON'T PANIC!
Suzanna Blush: Oh Luther! Luther! It was terrible! He was walking along the streen when: BANG! Right on the head!
[points to 2x4]
Suzanna Blush: With that!
Luther Heggs: Well did you see who did it?
Suzanna Blush: No, it was just: BANG! Right on the head! With that!
Luther Heggs: Well I'll just get a picture of it. Lets see... f32... and it's dark, it's been rainin'... and uh... Oh for heaven's sake STAND BACK Suzanna! Stand back! Get out of the way! And for heaven's sake don't TOUCH anything! This is all EVIDENCE!
Suzanna Blush: He was just walking down the street when: BANG! Right on the head!
Luther Heggs: All right, I'll get a picture of the murder weapon...
Suzanna Blush: BANG! Right on the head! I was just getting ready to brush my teeh and watch Lawrence Welk, then I looked out the window and: BANG...
Luther Heggs: For heaven's sake Suzanna pull yourself together! I'm goin down to the Police Station! Now you get on the phone and call my editor!
Suzanna Blush: WHO?
Luther Heggs: George Beckett! tell him to get down to the police station as soon as possible! And for heaven's sakes, whatever you do, KEEP your HEAD!
Whitlow: I'm asking you a question, Heggs! Can't you curb your imagination for one minute?
Luther Heggs: Can't you curb your tongue for a minute?
Man in audience: Atta boy, Luther!
Mrs. Cobb: [while describing the blood-stained keys on the piano] And they used Bon Ami!
Kelsey: You know why you thought you saw a murder out there, Luther? 'Cause that's a murder house.
Halcyon Maxwell: You don't seem to realize the cosmic importance of this.
Luther Heggs: When you work with words, words are your work.
Luther Heggs: Mr. Boob, that's me. B double O B - boob!
Herkie: [checking guests at the picnic] You're C. of C, and you're OK... You're C. of C, and you're OK... You're -Hey! You're not C. of C.!
The Rotarian at picnic: I'm Rotary!
Herkie: GET OUTTA HERE!
Heavyset Man at Police Station: Yeah Luther, what you gonna do about it?
Luther Heggs: [after a pause] Why don't you run up an alley and holler fish?
Mrs. Hutchinson: I was only two blocks away that awful night, at my sister Clara's. We we sort of... listening to the organ, you know... the midnight bells were ringing... I turned to Clara and said, "Clara; the organ music sounds strange tonight!"...
Mrs. Natalie Miller: Well... what did Clara say?
Mrs. Hutchinson: She said, "Yes, it does!" You know Clara!
Mrs. Natalie Miller: Well, they say there are still bloodstains on the organ keys...
Mrs. Hutchinson: That's right; they've never been able to get them off.
Mrs. Cobb: And they used Bon-Ami!
Mrs. Natalie Miller: Everybody says he still comes there and plays, at midnight...
Mrs. Cobb: Doesn't play as well as he used to!
Milo Maxwell: Oh, I-I-I-I'm so sorry that I'm late, but we had a seance at the house last night and it ran on until all hours.
Luther Heggs: It was terrible. It was just terrible. I'll never get over it as long as I live.
Ollie Weaver: [quoting Luther's newspaper story] The horribleness and awfulness of it will never actually be forgotten?
Police Chief Art Fuller: I'm sorry Mrs. Maxwell, Nicolas Simmons gave me strict orders. No one's allowed on this property.
Halcyon Maxwell: Oh Mr. Fuller you don't seem to understand. We're followers, we're on the path of the occult.
Police Chief Art Fuller: I'm afraid you won't find anything like that around here.
Halcyon Maxwell: Oh well it's obvious you don't understand. Our society is dedicated to contacting the other world.
Police Chief Art Fuller: The communists?
Halcyon Maxwell: The spiritual world!
[Springer calls his "surprise" witness to the stand]
Springer: Your full name, sir?
Gaylord Patie: Gaylord Patie.
Springer: And what is your occupation?
Gaylord Patie: I'm a certified public accountant for the state.
Springer: Now then, I understand that you, Mr. Patie, have heard the organ playing in the Simmons Mansion. Am I correct, sir?
Gaylord Patie: You are. I have heard organ music coming from the tower of the Simmons Mansion on three seperate occasions.
[gasps of awe come from the audience]
Gaylord Patie: That's why I came to you, Mr. Springer.
Springer: And at what time did you hear this music?
Gaylord Patie: At the stroke of midnight.
[more gasps of awe come from the audience]
Springer: And what else have you heard coming from the Simmons Mansion, Mr. Patie?
Gaylord Patie: On the first occasion, a woman's scream. And on the second and third occasions, a man's scream.
[even more gasps of awe come from the audience]
Springer: And what kind of screams were they, Mr. Patie?
Gaylord Patie: Oh wild, maniacal screams.
[audience is really excited now]
Springer: Thank you. Your witness.
Whitlow: [cross-examining] Mr. Patie, I understand that you're president of the Internation Conclave for Unidentified Flying Objects
Gaylord Patie: That is correct, sir.
Whitlow: Where was your last meeting held?
Gaylord Patie: On Mars.
[courtroom erupts in laughter]
Halcyon Maxwell: Why Milo, you didn't finish your tapioca. No wonder you have a nervous stomach.
Luther Heggs: Well, me, I just don't happen to believe in ghosts... particularly.
Halcyon Maxwell: Why, this is bigger than the, than the Whispering Steeple in Kansas City.
Luther Heggs: [after being heckled as he walks to his car] All right, you two guys! You'd just better watch it. You see these two hands? They're just as hard as steel!
Heavyset Man at Police Station: Hey, look at him, Billy Ray. He's a karate champion! We'd better watch ourselves.
Billy Ray Fox: Yeah, go ahead, Luther!
Heavyset Man at Police Station: Do something!
Luther Heggs: [chickens out] Why don't you run up an alley and holler fish!