Banjo: "So I borrowed the B19 from The Army, and I'm on my way to Nova Scotia!"
Sheridan: "What on earth do you want to go to Nova Scotia for?"
Banjo: "I'm sick of Hollywoood and there's a dame in New York I don't wanna see. So I figured I'd go to Nova Scotia... and buy some SMOLKED SALMON :-D!!!!!"
Banjo: "Whiteside, I'm here to spend Christmas wid ya... I think. I may stay a month, or I may leave immediately. I dunno...*Tosses piano music* Everytin's so uncertain."
Banjo: "Shhhh. I brought you a very special present. This sweater was once worn by Lana Turner. Try it on for size."This clip comes from the movie The Man Who Came To Dinner (1942) which I watched the other day and enjoyed immensely.
The Man Who Came To Dinner
- Monty Woolley ..... Sheridan Whiteside
- Bette Davis ..... Maggie Cutler
- Ann Sheridan ..... Lorraine Sheldon
- Richard Travis ..... Bertram H. Jefferson
- Jimmy Durante ..... Banjo
(I'm sorry for the vague plot summary, the bug I have has rendered me practically creatively useless. If you want to read the whole plot, you can read it here.)
Without exception, every performance is spot on. from Billy Burke's Mrs. Stanley, to Monty Woolley's Sheridan Whiteside. Bette Davis gives a refreshingly relaxed performance in which she uses a strange laugh, like, "Hmmnnn... Hmmmnaaahmmmmhmmm." She also talks whilst eating a sweet potato and ice-skates, which are both firsts. But, it's not her performance you remember, it's Monty Woolley and Ann Sheridan. Monty Woolley is so cynical that I laugh at most of the things he says, which is good, or it would just seem horrible. Ann Sheridan plays Whiteside's glamourous friend who ends up being carted off in an Egyptian sarcophagus to Nova Scotia with Banjo (Jimmy Durante) where he intends to "fill it up with smoked salmon and send it back to ya [Whiteside]!" the film isn't particularly imaginatively directed, but it doesn't matter. One of the funniest films I have seen since The Odd Couple.
I found some hilarious GIFs of Rosalind Russel in The Women from Tumblr (they were found on stardust-melody's tumblr log). I Hope they work!