The Wild Party (1975)
James Coco: Jolly Grimm
Nadine : [She walks into the garden, carrying a toolbox] Is this Mr. Grimm's house?
Jolly Grimm : That's right.
Nadine : Well, do you know where I can find Mr. Grimm?
Jolly Grimm : You're looking at him.
Nadine : Oh! I'm sorry... wow, you look thinner. Oh, well I didn't mean... it's just on the screen you look gigantic!
Jolly Grimm : Who are you?
Nadine : Oh gosh, I'm sorry. My sister said I should come. You know, Grace. Grace Jones. She came with Eddie Mangione.
Jolly Grimm : What's your name?
Nadine : Nadine. Nadine Jones.
Jolly Grimm : [He takes her hand] Welcome Nadine. How did you get here?
Nadine : I hitchhiked. Thumbed all the way from Burbank. See, I'm a dancer. Acrobatics, ballet... like that. And I'm good too, Mr. Grimm. I thought maybe you like to let me entertain all these movie people and...
Jolly Grimm : Not tonight. It's not a good time.
Nadine : Oh no... really?
Jolly Grimm : You must be starved. Why don't you go to the kitchen and get some chow. I think there's some sasparilla in the icebox. Ask for Wilma. Go on now, it's right through there.
Nadine : Thanks, Mr. Grimm... but maybe later?
Jolly Grimm : We'll see.
Nadine : [referring to Queenie] Did you put her in your pictures, Mr. Grimm?
Jolly Grimm : Nah. But I took care of her, Nadine. Real good care.
[He reaches out and touches Nadine's hair]
Nadine : Grace says I should be nice to you. Says maybe you'll put me in your pictures.
Jolly Grimm : You sure do... remind me of Queenie...
Nadine : Listen... Grace says if you want... you can kiss me and stuff like that.
Jolly Grimm : [referring to Dale Sword, who is upstairs with Queenie] That son-of-a-bitch had better come down here and watch a great actor doing a great scene!
Kate : Well, happy Sunday morning to you.
Jolly Grimm : [referring to Queenie] Why is she doing this to me? I don't understand.
Kate : Had to happen. She's young. You ain't. That's just how it goes.
Jolly Grimm : I don't understand.
Kate : There were lots of guys before you. There'll be lots of guys after you. Come on. Dale probably ain't the first.
Jolly Grimm : Don't say that. I don't want- I don't want you to say that!
Kate : Come on, be a realist! You guys think you got some kind of patent on foolin' around? A woman's got needs too, you know.
Jolly Grimm : Shut up!
Jolly Grimm : [introducing his movie] I thought very hard about how to introduce this picture to you tonight, and I thought to myself, "Jolly, be humble! That's the ticket this time!" And then I thought about it some more... me? Be humble? That's like Calvin Coolidge dancing the Black Bottom.
Jolly Grimm : If you saw it, you wouldn't believe it! Me standing here, all coy-like, "Ladies and gentlemen, I do sincerely hope you like my new picture, Brother Jasper"... when what I really want to tell you is how proud I am. Proud because I wrote it, directed it... and naturally I star in it.
Jolly Grimm : "You think", who gives a flying fart what you think? Kreutzer's the one with the moolah. I'm not interested in what you think. You're supposed to look good, and that's all.