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Funny movie quotes from An American in Paris

Funny movie quotes from An American in Paris starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Carron, Oscar Levant – a romantic triangle with lots of dancing – and lots of humor! Read on …

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly): That’s… quite a dress you almost have on.

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch): Thanks.

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : What holds it up?

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : Modesty.


Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Back home everyone said I didn’t have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.


Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary): Be happy! You only find the right woman once.

Adam Cook (Oscar Levant): That many times?


Adam Cook (Oscar Levant) : [Jerry, Henri Baurel and Adam are at the café, talking. Adam desperately tries to prevent the other two men from revealing to each other they love the same woman by distracting them] Did I ever tell you about the time I gave a command performance for Hitler


Adam Cook (Oscar Levant) : I’m a concert pianist. That’s a pretentious way of saying I’m… unemployed at the moment.


Adam Cook (Oscar Levant) : It’s not a pretty face, I grant you, but underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.


Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : Why do you always talk about money?

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Because I ain’t got any. And when you ain’t got any that takes on a curious significance.


Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Where is everyone?

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : Here.

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Downstairs?

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : No, here in this room.

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : What about that extra girl?

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : That’s me.


Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Well, uh, with a binding like you’ve got, people are going to want to know what’s in the book.


Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : Hey, uh, how’d you come by all these worldly possessions? A rich husband or a rich father?

Milo Roberts (Nina Foch) : Father.


Henri Baurel (Georges Guétary) : Then you have no problems!

Adam Cook (Oscar Levant) : Where’d they go?


[Editor’s note: at the time, “touch a guy” meant to borrow money from someone]

Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : I never touch a guy unless I’ve known him at least fifteen minutes.


Jerry Mulligan (Gene Kelly) : [Narrating] Brother, if you can’t paint in Paris, you better give up and marry the boss’s daughter.

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