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It Should Happen to You (1954) Poster

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Pete Sheppard: Say, if you care to give me your address, I could drop you a postcard and fix it up for you to see this picture when it gets done.

Gladys Glover: I'd give my right arm to see myself in the movies.

Pete Sheppard: You don't have to give me your right arm. Just give me your right address.

Gladys Glover: 262 West 61st Street, Room 9.

Pete Sheppard: Well, so long Gladys.

Gladys Glover: [Extends her hand but instead of him shaking it, Pete kisses it impulsively. She looks taken aback]

Pete Sheppard: I saw a fella do that in a French movie last week. I've been meaning to try it ever since.

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Pete Sheppard: Well, goodbye and bad luck, Mr. Adams.

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Gladys Glover: I haven't changed. I'm the same as I was before - only in a different way.

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Bert Piazza: [discussing an ad campaign] But what's the angle?

Evan Adams III: The 'average American girl!'

Robert Grau: A lot of penetration there.

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[after meeting Gladys in central Park]

Pete Sheppard: Good luck to you, Gladys. I sure hope you make a name for yourself, if that's what you want. If that's what you really want, you'll get it.

Gladys Glover: How?

Pete Sheppard: I don't know. Just a theory of mine: that not only 'where there's a will, there's a way'... but, 'where's there's a way, there's a will'. See?

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Gladys Glover: Listen, Peter, I'm over twenty-one.

Pete Sheppard: From the neck down, yeah.

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Gladys Glover: Well... I think... if they're big enough, they're old enough.

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Sour Man in Central Park: Look, girlie. I don't mind a pick up once in a while, only I like to do the pickin' see?

Gladys Glover: Lister, mister. How would you like to watch some of your language?

Sour Man in Central Park: Who are you?

Gladys Glover: Nobody, that's who.

Pete SheppardSour Man in Central Park: So why are you trying to make a big stink?

Gladys Glover: Who, me?

Sour Man in Central Park: Sure you, not who.

[to the others in the park listening]

Sour Man in Central Park: Comes in walkin' in barefooted. Sits down on the top of me...

Gladys Glover: [Incredulous] Top of?

Sour Man in Central Park: Starts throwing around peanuts around. Gets all them dusty birds over. Top it off, she tries to pick me up... if I ain't got enough troubles now.

Gladys Glover: Listen, mister, how would you like a good smack in your face?

Sour Man in Central Park: Why don't you try it?

Gladys Glover: Because it's too hot's why!

Sour Man in Central Park: What a putz!

[He leaves]

Gladys Glover: [to Pete Sheppard] How do you like that?

Pete Sheppard: [Who has been filming the encounter] Not bad. A real interesting chat.

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Gladys Glover: [Dancing with Evan and looking over his shoulder] Look!

Evan Adams III: What?

Gladys Glover: Walter Winchell!

Evan Adams III: [Nonchalantly] Oh, yes.

Gladys Glover: That's the seventh big name I've seen tonight. What a night!

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Robert Grau: [Thinking about an ad for their product] How's this? "Stars need it. Celebrities too. But, more important, it's the favorite of average American girls such as Miss Gladys Glover!"

Bert Piazza: I don't think she's so average.

Evan Adams III: Why not?

Bert Piazza: Because she's unusual.

Evan Adams III: That's what you men don't understand.

Bert Piazza: What?

Evan Adams III: That the average American girl IS unusual.

Bert Piazza: How's that again?

Evan Adams III: Exactly.

Robert Grau: He's got something there BP.

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Evan Adams III: [Putting the moves on Gladys] There you are.

Gladys Glover: Yes.

Evan Adams III: Feeling better?

Gladys Glover: Much.

Evan Adams III: There's nothing like champagne.

Gladys Glover: Yes, there is.

Evan Adams III: What?

Gladys Glover: More champagne.

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Gladys Glover: The way it looks to me, Mr. Adams... there are two kinds of people. The ones who would do anything to make a name for themselves and the ones who would do almost anything.

Evan Adams III: To which are you?

Gladys Glover: Ah, I'll let you know.

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Bert Piazza: So the point we are trying to make is just this. That there is no reason for you to be unreasonable.

Gladys Glover: I don't think I'm unreasonable.

Bert Piazza: You don't?

Gladys Glover: No. I think I'm reasonable. You are the ones who are "un".

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Pete Sheppard: Give me a double.

Bartender: A double what?

Pete Sheppard: A double anything. What do *I* care?

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Pete Sheppard: Hey, look, Gladys, any other kind of date, you want to break it, okay, but this has been set up for a week. And when I go to the trouble of callin' my mother and she goes to the trouble of fixin' a whole dinner and, well, my father - he probably even went and shaved.

Gladys Glover: Well, maybe tomorrow night?

Pete Sheppard: Dinner'll be cold by then.

Gladys Glover: Gee, I feel just terrible.

Pete Sheppard: You *should*!

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Pete Sheppard: [yelling, at Gladys] I don't know what you're talkin' about - and neither do you!

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Gladys Glover: [speaking before a crowd of military personnel at a plane-naming ceremony - the plane in question being named after her, Gladys Glover] General Dunkley, Colonel Wiley, and all you fine men. This has been the greatest day of my life. Not only because you wanna' name a plane after me, but be- because today I found out I don't want you to. And why.

Gladys Glover: [gathered crowd starts to murmur] I'm nobody to name a plane after. I don't stand for anything... but that plane does. And so do you fellas. And that makes you somebody, even though nobody ever heard of your names, whatever they are. 'Cause every one of you are one of the crowd.

Gladys Glover: [laughs] Hey, that's an idea: why don't you call your plane "One Of The Crowd." Because that's what it is, and- and that's what makes it great. General Dunkley, Colonel Wiley, and all you fine men: hooray!

[crowd erupts into boisterous cheers]

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Gladys Glover: You must be on the lonesome side.

Evan Adams III: Yes. Yes, I am.

Gladys Glover: You ever think of getting a parrot?

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Evan Adams III: I'd rather have you.

Gladys Glover: Than a parrot?

Evan Adams III: Yes.

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Pete Sheppard: [Walking around inspecting Evan's foreign vehicle] Imported.

Evan Adams III: [In the driver's seat] That's right.

Pete Sheppard: Hm. Great little car.

Evan Adams III: I like it.

Pete Sheppard: I like it too.

Evan Adams III: [to Evan's irritation, Pete continues to inspect the car] Need something?

Pete Sheppard: What's car like this worth?

Evan Adams III: About $5,000. Why? You want to buy it?

Pete Sheppard: Yes, I do. The only thing I don't happen to have $5,000 on me just njow. And I don't get paid 'til Friday.

Evan Adams III: That's too bad.

Pete Sheppard: [Digging in his pocket] You wouldn't take eleven dollars and what... thirty cents. I suppose that'd do it, eh?

Evan Adams III: No.

Pete Sheppard: I didn't think it would.

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Pete Sheppard: There's a lot of things... sensitive things... we could talk about and do and try for but Ican't seem to get you down to Earth.

Gladys Glover: What's so wonderful about Earth?

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