The Maltese Falcon (1941) Poster

Mary Astor: Brigid O'Shaughnessy



  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : I haven't lived a good life. I've been bad, worse than you could know.

    Sam Spade : You know, that's good, because if you actually were as innocent as you pretend to be, we'd never get anywhere.

  • Sam Spade : Haven't you tried to buy my loyalty with money and nothing else?

    Brigid O'Shaughnessy : What else is there I can buy you with?

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : Mr. Archer was so alive yesterday, so solid and hearty...

    Sam Spade : Stop it. He knew what he was doing. Those are the chances we take.

    Brigid O'Shaughnessy : Was he married?

    Sam Spade : Yeah, with ten thousand insurance, no children, and a wife that didn't like him.

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : He has a wife and three children in England.

    Sam Spade : They usually do, though not always in England.

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : Help me.

    Sam Spade : You won't need much of anybody's help. You're good. Chiefly your eyes, I think, and that throb you get in your voice when you say things like 'Be generous, Mr. Spade.'

    Brigid O'Shaughnessy : I deserve that. But the lie was in the way I said it, not at all in what I said. It's my own fault if you can't believe me now.

    Sam Spade : Ah, now you are dangerous.

  • Sam Spade : All we've got is that maybe you love me and maybe I love you.

    Brigid O'Shaughnessy : You know whether you love me or not.

    Sam Spade : Maybe I do. I'll have some rotten nights after I've sent you over, but that'll pass.

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : I do know he always went heavily armed, and that he never went to sleep without covering the floor around his bed with crumpled newspapers, so that nobody could come silently into his room.

    Sam Spade : You picked a nice sort of a playmate.

    Brigid O'Shaughnessy : Only that sort could have helped me, if he'd been loyal.

  • Brigid O'Shaughnessy : What would you do if I didn't tell you? Something wild and unpredictable?

    Spade : I might.

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