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Kid Dabb: The boat doesn't stop at Santa Maria this trip.

Geoff Carter: Why not?

Kid Dabb: They have no bananas.

Geoff Carter: They have no bananas?

Kid Dabb: Yes, they have no bananas.

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Bonnie Lee: Say, isn't that girl the one he used to be in love with?

Kid Dabb: Bonnie, when it rains, every third drop falls on one of them.

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Doctor: [Speaking in Spanish, before speaking in English] I Go! We are prepared. I go!

Bat Kilgallen: Well, he's evidently going.

Sparks: Oh, you hurt his feelings.

Geoff Carter: Yeah, why?

Sparks: He was quoting Shakespeare. From Henry IV, I think. He said, "A man can die but once, we owe God a death; you could pay it today, we don't owe it tomorrow."

Bat Kilgallen: He's no fool.

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Bonnie Lee: I'm hard to get, Geoff. All you have to do is ask me.

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Geoff Carter: Got a match?

Bonnie Lee: Say, don't you ever have any?

Geoff Carter: No - don't believe in laying in a supply of anything.

[she hands him a match]

Geoff Carter: Thanks.

Bonnie Lee: Matches, marbles, money or women, huh?

Geoff Carter: That's right.

Bonnie Lee: No looking ahead; no tomorrows; just today.

Geoff Carter: That's right.

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Kid Dabb: Someday I'll get a straight answer from you, and I won't know what to do with it.

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Tex Gordon: Calling Baranca! Calling Baranca!

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Bonnie Lee: They must love it. Flying, I mean.

Sparks, radioman: Why do you think they come down to this kind of a place?

Bonnie Lee: It's like being in love with a buzz saw.

Sparks, radioman: Not much future in it.

Bonnie Lee: What is there about it that gets them?

Sparks, radioman: I'm not a flier myself. Hey, you'd better ask the Kid. Miss Lee. Mr. Dabb.

Bonnie Lee: How'd you do?

Sparks, radioman: She wants to know why you like flying.

Kid Dabb: I've been in it 22 years, Miss Lee. I couldn't give you an answer that would make any sense. What's so funny about that?

Bonnie Lee: That's what my dad used to say.

Kid Dabb: Flier?

Bonnie Lee: No, trapeze. High stuff. He wouldn't use a net.

Sparks, radioman: Not much future in that, either.

Bonnie Lee: Yes. We found that out.

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Bonnie Lee: What was she like, anyway?

Geoff Carter: Who?

Bonnie Lee: That girl that made you act the way you do.

Geoff Carter: A whole lot like you. Just as nice, almost as smart.

Bonnie Lee: Chorus girl?

Geoff Carter: Only by temperament.

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Les Peters: [the other fliers won't drink with McPherson] Do you mind, Elena? We're going to move. Coming Geoff?

Geoff Carter: No, this is good enough for me.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: Not so particular, huh?

Geoff Carter: I don't think even *you* can spoil good liquor.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: Thanks. I'm not used to these small favors.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: I'm sorry I said it. I'm not used to being around people like *you*.

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Geoff Carter: You got the job.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: Maybe I ought you pat you on the back.

Geoff Carter: You don't have to. Just do what I tell you to do.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: You mean anything that's a little too tough for somebody else, huh?

Geoff Carter: Yeah, that's about it. Look, fella, I'm knee-deep in friends around here, but you're one guy I can send out in any kind of weather on any kind of job, and only worry about the ship getting back.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: I see.

Geoff Carter: On those terms, you still want the job?

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: I don't know any other way I'd want it.

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Bonnie Lee: You love him, don't you, Kid?

Kid Dabb: Yes, I guess I do.

Bonnie Lee: Why can't I love him the way you do? Why couldn't I sneer when he tries to kill himself, feel proud when he doesn't? Why couldn't I be there to meet him when he gets back? Why couldn't I... What do you do when he doesn't come back when you expect him to?

Kid Dabb: I go nuts.

Bonnie Lee: Gee whiz, you're a great help.

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Kid Dabb: The only thing I can tell you about him, he's a good guy for gals to stay away from.

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Bonnie Lee: Say, things happen awful fast around here.

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Bonnie Lee: How can you eat that?

Geoff Carter: What?

Bonnie Lee: Eat that steak.

Geoff Carter: Well, what's the matter with it?

Bonnie Lee: [referring to Joe] It was his!

Geoff Carter: Well, what do you want me to do, have it stuffed?

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Geoff Carter: Tell you what, I'll toss a coin, heads you stay, tails you go.

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Bonnie Lee: I know, I know, you'd never ask any woman to do anything.

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Kid Dabb: [watching Geoff try to land a damaged plane] He's gonna try to land!

Mike: He can't make it.

Les Peters: Not with that tail all smashed up. Not in a million years.

Kid Dabb: Get set for the crash, Mike!

Bonnie Lee: Why doesn't he jump?

Kid Dabb: Why? Why should he? He's made of rubber, he is. He wants to hit the ground to see how high he can bounce!

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Geoff Carter: How about a light?

Bonnie Lee: [giving him matches] Isn't it about time you started carrying some of those?

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John 'Dutchy' Van Reiter: Say, who's running this airline?

Geoff Carter: I am.

John 'Dutchy' Van Reiter: Sometimes, you forget that.

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Geoff Carter: Did you ever hear of the word "trust"?

Judith 'Judy' MacPherson: I did once, but I forgot it.

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Bonnie Lee: So you're still carrying a torch for her?

Geoff Carter: Gotta light?

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Judith 'Judy' MacPherson: [Judy's drunk and stumbles] Quick, close the door. Judy's lost her equilibrium.

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Geoff Carter: Wait a minute, you little fool, why don't you use your ...

[sees that she's crying]

Geoff Carter: Oh, come on. Stop it.

Bonnie Lee: I don't know how you can act like this when that poor kid, he's ...

Geoff Carter: [coldly] Yeah, I know, he's dead.

Bonnie Lee: Yes, he's dead!

Geoff Carter: That's right. And he's been dead about 20 minutes, and all the weeping and wailing in the world won't make him any deader 20 years from now. If you feel like bawling, how do you think we feel?

Bonnie Lee: Oh, I'm sorry...

Geoff Carter: Oh, come on. Go outside and walk around - and stay there until you put all that together!

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Geoff Carter: What's all this?

Bonnie Lee: What?

Geoff Carter: All this cooking!

Bonnie Lee: Oh, that's coffee.

Geoff Carter: Look at this mess...

Bonnie Lee: Don't touch it, it's hot! You'll burn yourself.

[he touches it]

Bonnie Lee: Oh, I told you!

Geoff Carter: Ah, ah. Go away, go away!

Bonnie Lee: Ooh, that is a burn. Here, I'll put some butter on it.

Geoff Carter: I don't want any butter on it.

Bonnie Lee: Oh, but it'll make you feel better!

Geoff Carter: I told you, I don't want any butter on it!

Bonnie Lee: My grandmother always used butter...

Geoff Carter: I don't care what your grandmother did!

[referring to the coffee]

Geoff Carter: It's still boiling! What's all this about?

Bonnie Lee: Oh, I just thought I'd like to have a nice cup of coffee. It's so cold and rainy outside and nice and cozy in here.

Geoff Carter: Oh...

Bonnie Lee: Wouldn't you like to have one, too?

Geoff Carter: No, I wouldn't, and get out of here and stop making a mess and stay out of my room, and take this with you...

[reaches for kettle]

Bonnie Lee: Oh, don't ...

Geoff Carter: [picks up kettle, whistles in surprise]

Bonnie Lee: [laughs] I thought you never did that.

Geoff Carter: Did what?

Bonnie Lee: Got burned twice in the same place.

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Bonnie Lee: [Joe has just died and Bonnie is feeling guilty about his death] Mr. Carter? Mr. Carter? Do you really think... I mean... Do you really think it was my fault, what happened out there?

Geoff Carter: Sure it was your fault. You were gonna have dinner with him, the Dutchman hired him, I sent him up on schedule, the fog came in, a tree got in the way. All your fault. Forget it, unless you want the honor.

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Geoff Carter: You'd better be good!

Bonnie Lee: I won't be as corny as you.

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Geoff Carter: You're a queer duck, Bonnie.

Bonnie Lee: Ah, so are you.

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John 'Dutchy' Van Reiter: Skål!

Les Peters: To us!

Bonnie Lee: Down the hatch.

Joe Souther: Happy landings.

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Rafael - Purser with the Scar: No muchacha. No muchacha.

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Opening Title Card: BARRANCA Port of call for the South American banana boats

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Bonnie Lee: Sure sounds good to hear something that doesn't sound like pig latin!

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Bonnie Lee: Well, what are you lookin' at? What's the matter with me?

Joe Souther: Nothing. Oh, you're sure easy on the eyes.

Les Peters: Oh, you mug, you heard me use that two weeks ago.

Bonnie Lee: Well, it still sounds good anyway.

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Joe Souther: We fly a little mail and things, here and there.

Bonnie Lee: Flyers? I was wondering why you were carrying those guns around.

Joe Souther: Did you think we were a couple of banana cowboys?

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Bonnie Lee: No more monkey business.

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Bonnie Lee: Now, look here, mister, I've got something to say about this, you know.

Geoff Carter: Chorus girl?

Bonnie Lee: No, I do a specialty.

Geoff Carter: So much the better.

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Tex Gordon: Let 'em fly!

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Bonnie Lee: [Watching a plane taking off in the fog] Oh, that's the most wonderful thing I've ever seen.

Geoff Carter: Yes, reminded you of a great, big, beautiful bird, didn't it?

Bonnie Lee: No, it didn't at all. That's why its so wonderful. Its really a flying human being.

Geoff Carter: Well, you're right about one thing. A bird would have too much sense to fly in that kinda muck.

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John 'Dutchy' Van Reiter: Oh, Geoff! You are a hard man, much too hard.

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Bonnie Lee: Say, somebody must have given you an awful beating once.

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Bonnie Lee: I've never quite made such a chump out of myself.

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Geoff Carter: Hello! Well, how are ya, Lola?

Felice Torras - Geoff's Lady Friend: Not Lola. Felice!

Geoff Carter: Oh, yeah, that's right. Well, Felice, how's Panama?

Felice Torras - Geoff's Lady Friend: Oh, Geoff, it was Puerto Rico.

Geoff Carter: Is that where it was?

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Geoff Carter: You do some queer things, Kilgallen.

Bat Kilgallen - MacPherson: MacPherson's the name.

Geoff Carter: That's what I'm talking about.

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Judith 'Judy' MacPherson: Hello Geoff.

Geoff Carter: Hello Judy.

[Kisses her on the lips]

Judith 'Judy' MacPherson: I'm not so sure we should have done that.

Geoff Carter: Mmm-hmm.

[Wipes the lipstick off his mouth]

Geoff Carter: Same old goo. You haven't changed a bit.

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Geoff Carter: Say, I wouldn't ask...

Geoff CarterJudith 'Judy' MacPherson: any woman to do

Judith 'Judy' MacPherson: anything. I've heard that before.

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John 'Dutchy' Van Reiter: Oh, Geoff, please. Include me out.

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Bonnie Lee: So long, Sparks.

Sparks, radioman: Going bye?

Bonnie Lee: Nobody asked me to stay.

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Tex Gordon: Moon's breakin' through. Here she comes! She's shinin' harder than 700 dollars! Let 'em come PaPa!

Geoff Carter: We're coming!

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Geoff Carter: So long, Bonnie! Keep that coffee warm. Back in time for breakfast.

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