Movie Quotes from Late Show, The: Quotes from the movie Late Show, The

(talking about the pot she just sold) This stuff had so much resin it made your lips stick together…

–I feel like Nick and Nora.
–You know, The Thin Man. Phyllis Kirk and Peter Lawford.

–Listen, sweetheart, you’re talking to Ira Wells, not some low-rent gumshoe. I’m the best, and I get paid like the best.
–All right.

Back in the forties this town was crawling with dollies like you, screwing up their lives just the same.

Boy, it’s really lucky for you that I just happen to be a very self-
destructive person.

Everything’s copasetic.

Give me a Coke – and use the scoop! (chugs it down, then chokes and gasps) …this is PEPSI!

I get 25 bucks a day plus expenses.

I have to keep up my side of the conversation and your side of the

I think you ought to teach your pal here some respect for her elders.

I’m not as young as I used to be.

I’m on my way to the Brown Derby to meet Louis B. Mayer. Where does it look like I’m headed?

It’s not as bad as the time in San Diego.

Let’s cut to the chase.

Mr. Wells, how do you feel about cats?

Some freak on Pico thinks I’m God.


That’s just what this town has been waiting for. A broken-down old private eye with a bum leg and a hearing aid, and a fruit cake like you.

There’s too damn much talk in the world as it is.

This car is a not only a toilet but you are the attendant.

What I mean is that somebody stole Winston.

What was.

Whiting had a stamp collection worth almost 50 grand.

Would it kill you once in a while to wear a damn dress?

You were born dumb and you’re gonna die dumb.

You’re a little late, pop. About 40 years.

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