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The Gay Divorcee Quotes

The Gay Divorcee is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . The Gay Divorcee completed its run in 1970.

It features Pandro S. Berman as producer, Score: in charge of musical score, and David Abel (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Gay Divorcee is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Gay Divorcee is 107 minutes long. The Gay Divorcee is distributed by RKO Radio Pictures.

The cast includes: Eric Blore as Waiter, Fred Astaire as Guy Holden, William Austin as Mimi Glossop, Alice Brady as Aunt Hortense, Erik Rhodes as Tonetti, Ginger Rogers as Mimi, Fred Astaire as Guy, and Eric Blore as The Waiter.

The Gay Divorcee Quotes

Erik Rhodes as Tonetti

  • (Erik Rhodes) "Your wife is safe with Tonetti, He prefers spaghetti"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Your life, Mr. Tonetti, must be full of excitement."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "Full of excitement, and full of danger."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Oh, yes, of course -- from the husbands."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "No, from the ladies."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Oh, how interesting."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "But, Tonetti, he know what to do. Yes, sometimes, the lady and I have the conversation -- somtimes, I play the concertina -- sometimes, I play the solitaire -- but, mostly, I practice my singing. At home, my wife, he do not like me to sing."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Unquestionably a woman of great perspicacity."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "Oh, si, si, signor, you bet."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "And now, Tonetti, remember: I want delicacy, tact, assurance, finesse."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "I've brought everything."
  • (Erik Rhodes) "Chance is the foolish name for fate. / Give me a name for chance and I am a fool. / Fate is a foolish thing to take chances with. / I am a fate to take foolish chances with. / Chances are that fate is foolish. / Fate is the foolish thing. Take a chance."

William Austin as Mimi Glossop

  • (William Austin) "Would you mind moving your car? Or don't you want it anymore?"
  • (William Austin) "Please don't ask me to stay."
  • (Fred Astaire) "All right, I won't. Don't go."
  • (William Austin) "I hope you like what I ordered. I've never had breakfast with two men before."
  • (Fred Astaire) "I've tried it. It's no fun."
  • (William Austin) "Oh, here you are Hortense. I've just had the most embarrassing experience. A man tore my dress off."
  • (Alice Brady) "My goodness. Anyone we know?"

Eric Blore as Waiter

  • (Eric Blore) "Whumsical is more Whimsical than Whamsical."
  • (Eric Blore) "Professor Brown, he's a geologist. Him and his wife stopped at the last place I worked. Do you know sir, it was Professor Brown who told me that this sea coast 'round here is really a -- an igneous intrusion."
  • (Fred Astaire) "You know, you're somewhat of an igneous intrusion yourself."
  • (Eric Blore) "Oh thank you sir."
  • (Eric Blore) "Pardon, you, you uh rang sir?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Who me? Well, my dear fellow, what is there here to ring with?"
  • (Eric Blore) "Pardon sir, that's just a figure of speech."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Oh, oh. Uhuh. Well, bring me a -- let me have a -- eh, there there. You see? Your figure of speech has made me forget entirely what I wanted."
  • (Eric Blore) "Could it have been that you require crumpets?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "No no no, I never ring for crumpets."
  • (Eric Blore) "Would you be the kind of man who would ring for a toasted scone, sir?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Scone? Well, now uh, no. no. Try me again."
  • (Eric Blore) "Well, then could you, could you imagine yourself with a hankering for a nice gooseberry tart?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Oh what an acid thought. Please."
  • (Eric Blore) "No crumpets. No scones. No gooseberry tart. Well that lands both of us in a cul-de-sac doesn't it, sir?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Of course it does. I knew it would."
  • (Eric Blore) "You know I hate to leave you like this. You torn with doubts and me with my duty undischarged."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Oh well cheer up old man, cheer up. It will come to me."
  • (Eric Blore) "Was it animal or vegetable sir?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "No."
  • (Eric Blore) "Well that leaves us mineral doesn't it sir. Now sir, was it a bit of half and half, a noggin of ale, a pipkin of porter, a stoop of stout, or a beaker of beer?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Tea."
  • (Eric Blore) "Tea. Ha. Well isn't it a small world sir."
  • (Eric Blore) "I have an unnatural passion for rocks."
  • (Fred Astaire) "You ought to be ashamed of yourself."

Alice Brady as Aunt Hortense

  • (Alice Brady) "I do adore Paris. It's so much like Chicago -- It's such a relief when you travel to feel that you've never left home at all."
  • (Alice Brady) "Oh, Egbert, are you coming with us?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "What? Hortense, oh my. You can't remain with her. This is supposed to be a clandestine affair. You can't have a clandestine affair between three people."
  • (Alice Brady) "Oh, that's what you say."
  • (Alice Brady) "Be feminine and sweet. If you can blend the two."
  • (Alice Brady) "You know, you're beginning to fascinate me, and I resent that in any man."

Fred Astaire as Guy Holden

  • (Fred Astaire) "You think I'm going to leave you alone with a strange Italian? He might be a tenor."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Guy, you're not pining for that girl."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Pining? Men don't pine. Girls pine. Men just -- suffer."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Hello, hello. I've been looking for you."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Chance is the fool's name for fate."
  • (Fred Astaire) "The husband is coming. Hooray. Hooray."
  • (Fred Astaire) "I wonder if she resented me tearing her skirt?"
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Well, I wouldn't at all be surprised. That's the usual reaction. What did you do that for?"
  • (Fred Astaire) "She couldn't move."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "Sounds very unsporting of you, Guy, really."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Well, you don't understand -- uh -- it was an accident."
  • (Egbert Fitzgerald) "It usually is."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Can I offer you anything? Frosted chocolate? Cointreau? Benedictine? Marriage?"
  • (William Austin) "What was that last one?"
  • (Fred Astaire) "Benedictine?"
  • (William Austin) "No, the one after that."
  • (Fred Astaire) "Oh, marriage?"
  • (William Austin) "Do you always propose marriage as casually as that?"
  • (Fred Astaire) "There is nothing casual about it. In fact, I've given it long and sincere thought."

Ginger Rogers as Mimi

  • (Ginger Rogers) "You?"
  • (Fred Astaire) "Yes. It's me."

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