Dark Alibi (1946)
Birmingham Brown: [Driving] Mr. Chan, is this the shortest way to prison?
Charlie Chan: No, shortest way is commit crime.
Charlie Chan: [to Morgan] Government work keep me hopping like dissatisfied flea from dog to dog.
Anthony R. Morgan: Charlie, what can one man do against the entire legal force of the state?
Charlie Chan: Ancient proverb say, "One small wind can raise much dust."
Charlie Chan: Please continue.
Mrs. Foss: That's all I have to say.
Charlie Chan: That's what woman always say, yet go right on talking.
Charlie Chan: [Encouraging June] Remember old saying: "Earthquake may shatter rock, but sand upon which rock stood still right there in same old place."
Birmingham Brown: Hurry? Why do you always have to hurry to a murder? Why can't you just ooze on down to one?
Emily Evans: Listen, are you trying to pin something on me?
Charlie Chan: [holding her skimpy dance costume] No, merely at moment trying to figure how you pin upon yourself such very few feathers.
Charlie Chan: [to Birmingham and Tommy] Always sitting! Wish you would wear out brains instead of seat of pants.
Tommy Chan: Pop, we have been thinking...
Charlie Chan: Most impossible.
Birmingham Brown: Oh, yes sir, Mr. Chan. We've been thinkin'.
Charlie Chan: And now you have a headache.
Charlie Chan: Skeletons in closets always speak loudest to police.
Charlie Chan: You two not afraid?
Tommy Chan: Afraid of what, Pop?
Charlie Chan: That you sit down so often you get concussion of brain.
Tommy Chan: Pop, I got a swell idea!
Charlie Chan: Good. Save it for old age.
Charlie Chan: I will sit in car while you two enjoy nervous breakdown.
Mrs. Foss: Being a detective is an ugly trade.
Charlie Chan: Ugliest trade sometimes have moment of joy. Even gravedigger know some people for whom he would do his work with extreme pleasure.
Tommy Chan: You don't even know what a lawsuit is.
Birmingham Brown: Sure I do. It's something that the police wears.