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Funny movie quotes from Dancing Lady

Funny movie quotes from Dancing Lady starring Errol Flynn, Joan Crawford, Franchot Tone, the Three Stooges, and Fred Astaire

Patch Gallagher: Yes, yes, yes, the top spot. Where if you drop, you’ve got twice as far to fall. Maybe I’m a sap for trying. And maybe I can make something out of you, if you can stand up when I get through with you.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I’ve got good legs, Mr. Gallagher.

Patch Gallagher: Yes, so I’ve noticed; but, don’t let them run away with you.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Sorry to tell ya, but I’m the kind of investment that doesn’t pay.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: [reading a note from Tod] Don’t say ‘them things’. Don’t say ‘can it’. Don’t say ‘guy’. Don’t buy shoes with ribbons on them. Don’t forget, what’s a striptease on 2nd Avenue is art on Broadway. The $50 is to buy you a dress without a zipper.


Harry – Pianist (Larry Fine): I’m the best musician in the country.

Moe – Stagehand (Moe Howard): Yeah, but how are ya in the city?


Policeman: [During a raid at the Burlesque House] Wait a minute, you… Come on up to the station house, the Lieutenant is throwing a party.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Can’t I even get some clothes!

Policeman: No, he wants you just as you are.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Oh, it’s that kind of a party!


Steve: So, you took Warner, eh?

Patch Gallagher: Yeah, I know she’s not so hot, but with all the real talent going Hollywood, you’ve got to make the best of what you can get.

Steve: We’ll be down to using midgets pretty soon.

Patch Gallagher: Well, work on her. Use a whip if you have to, she’s got to be loosened up by the time we open.

Steve: I’ll offer her candy, maybe she likes candy.

Patch Gallagher: Offer her anything, but, more money.


Jasper Bradley, Sr.: You didn’t really mean to walk out on me just for a few costumes.

Patch Gallagher: Rather than send beautiful girls out in those, I’d let them go on naked.

Jasper Bradley, Jr.: You know, Papa, that’s a swell idea.

Jasper Bradley, Sr.: That’s the same idea that got you kicked out of school!


Tod Newton: Do you like gardenias?

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I love ’em!

Tod Newton: I could take you in my yacht to Tahiti where they grow wild, millions of ’em.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Hoping I’d go wild too, huh?

Tod Newton: It might do you a world of good, Janie.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Tod, dance me towards the bedroom, will you?

Tod Newton: Hmmm…

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I want to get my coat. I’m going home.


Patch Gallagher: Do you feel like going through that opening number with Mr. Astaire?

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: All right.

Patch Gallagher: Freddie!

Fred Astaire: Yes, Pat.

Patch Gallagher: Show Miss Barlow the routine on that opening number, will you?

Fred Astaire: I’d love to.


Chorus Girl #1: How’s that Barlow get to take Warner’s place?

Chorus Girl #2: Didn’t you ever hear of poisonality?


Judge: What’s your name?

Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Rosette Henrietta LaRue! Occupation: hipswinging! [the court erupts in laughter]

Judge: Now, Miss LaRue, just what constitutes a striptease?

Rosette Henrietta LaRue: A good constitution and a couple of zippers. [the court erupts in laughter again]

Judge: Don’t be ambiguous.

Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Oh, I won’t if you won’t.

[Smiles and sticks out her tougue. More courtroom laughter]


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: [to the heavy drinking Tod Newton] You sure drink a good dinner.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: What kind of a guy is Patch Gallagher, Rosie?

Rosette Henrietta LaRue: Compared to him an elephant’s hide is tissue paper, but he sure knows his stuff.


Girl with Tod: The judge will give you 15 years for what you’re thinking.

Tod Newton: It’d be worth it.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I’m like the guy throwing quarters in the slot machine. I keep on trying.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I’ll stick to those thousand-to-one shots – sometimes they win.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: You didn’t stop to think that I might have to wrestle my way home did you?

Rosette Henrietta LaRue: That’s all right. Let him insult you. Plenty a girl has cashed in on a good-hearted insult.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Listen Paderewski, were them funny noises comin’ outta you or the piano?


Rosette Henrietta LaRue: You could dream better if you’ll get to sleep.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I’m through dreamin’. I’m gonna start doin’. I’m going up where its art. Uptown.


Marcia – the Southern Actress: And you all can tell that Mr. Gallagher, that cotton will grow black before I come to see him again, sir! Where we all come from, the gentlemen know how to speak to ladies. And you can tell him from me…

Steve: Break it up, you all go back to the Mason-Dixon line, sugar.


Jasper Bradley, Jr.: You sure have got rhythm, baby.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Yeah, well, keep your hands off it.


Tod Newton: You think you’re a dancer, huh. You’ll never be an artist until you find out what life’s about.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: You ought to open up a art school for chorus girls.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I milked a cow once.

Tod Newton: What kind of a cow was it? A Jersey or a Guernsey?

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I don’t know. I didn’t see the license plate.


Patch Gallagher: Maybe I ought to speak Cuban! And it’s the same in any language!


Steve: Wait a minute, the boss is all steamed up and this ain’t no Turkish bath.


Patch Gallagher: I don’t mix business with pleasure.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Well, it’d be a pleasure to me if you’d mind your own business.

Patch Gallagher: Yeah? Say, listen, its my business to see that you gals keep your shapes, Duchess.

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: You mean to see that we don’t give ’em away.


Steve: Come on, girls. Mr. Gallagher’s waitin’.

Chorus Girl: Why don’t you knock?

Steve: What for? You ain’t got nothin’ to hide. Come on girls. Everybody.


Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: I saw your face once, in the wings. It made me feel as if everything I was doin’ was wrong.

Patch Gallagher: I guess I got that kind of a face.


Patch Gallagher: Say, what is this you’re dishing out?

Janie ‘Duchess’ Barlow: Can’t you take it?

[They kiss]

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