The Wild Party (1975) Poster

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.

    [she smiles] 

    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 : [about Queenie]  I want to give her something... some kind of feeling of security. I don't know... that's what most girls want, isn't it?

    Tex : She asked for that?

    Jolly Grimm : Nah. You know her. She's too proud.

  • 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!

  • Fruit Dealer : [to his daughter]  Rosa, give Mr. Jolly a nice kiss.

    Jolly Grimm : No, that's alright.

    Fruit Dealer : No, no, no. Rosa, she will bring you luck. She is like a saint.

  • 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.

    [audience laughs] 

    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.

  • Queenie : [lying on the bed, raising her head and whining]  Jolly, love! Queenie is so tired! Pour out a cup of coffee for me?

    Jolly Grimm : [blearily]  Get it yourself!

    Queenie : Jol-ly! Queenie is so tired!

    Jolly Grimm : Who do you think you are? The Queen of Sheba?

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