The Glass Key (1942)
Rusty: My first wife was the second cook at a third-rate joint on 4th Street.
Nick Varna: I'm too big to take the boot from you now.
Paul Madvig: You may be too big to take it laying down, Nick, but you're gonna take it. You are taking it.
Paul Madvig: I just met the swellest dame... She smacked me in the kisser.
[On the phone to the police chief]
Paul Madvig: Look, Rainey, I just got the tip that Nick is opening his Golden Club, tonight. Yeah, slam them down so hard they'll splash.
Paul Madvig: Well, Nick, now you know where you stand.
Jeff: Hey, Rusty, Little Rubber Ball is back. I told you he liked the way we bounced him around.
Jeff: Wait a minute, you mean I don't get to smack Baby?
Ed Beaumont: What'll we talk about?
Janet Henry: You.
Janet Henry: Comfortable here?
Ed Beaumont: More or less.
Janet Henry: No fun?
Ed Beaumont: No fun.
Janet Henry: Hasn't your *nurse* been treating you well?
Ed Beaumont: Not as well as I'd like.
Janet Henry: Poor boy. If I'd known you were being neglected, I would have come sooner.
Paul Madvig: [to hospital doctor] Look... If that guy dies, I'm gonna turn this place into a warehouse.
Paul Madvig: I'm going to society. He's practically given me the key to his house.
Ed Beaumont: Yeah, a glass key. Be sure it doesn't break in your hand.
[to Janet Henry]
Ed Beaumont: I get along very well with Paul because he's on the dead up-and-up. Why don't *you* try it sometime?
Paul Madvig: If you figure on getting married with *my* rock, you're nuts.
Nurse: Are you awake? There's a lady here to see you.
Ed Beaumont: What kind of a lady?
Nurse: Miss Janet Henry.
Ed Beaumont: Tell her to go away.
Nurse: I can't do that. She knows you're better.
Ed Beaumont: When are we gonna be alone again?
Nurse: *Never* if I can help it.
Ed Beaumont: Then I suppose I'll *have* to see her.
Nurse: No wonder people *beat* you up.