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Duck Soup(1933)

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Quotes

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    I got a good mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    Awfully decent of you to drop in today. Do you realize our army is facing disastrous defeat? What do you intend to do about it?

  • Chicolini  

    I've done it already.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    You've done what?

  • Chicolini  

    I've changed to the other side.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    So you're on the other side, eh? Well, what are you doing over here?

  • Chicolini  

    Well, the food is better over here.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    Lieutenant, why weren't the original indictment papers placed in my portfolio?

  • Bob Roland  

    Why, uh, I didn't think those papers were important at this time, your excellency.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    You didn't think they were important? Do you realize I had my dessert wrapped in those papers?

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    I'd be unworthy of the high trust that's been placed in me if I didn't do everything in my power to keep our beloved Freedonia in peace with the world. I'd be only too happy to meet with Ambassador Trentino, and offer him on behalf of my country the right hand of good fellowship. And I feel sure he will accept this gesture in the spirit of which it is offered. But suppose he doesn't. A fine thing that'll be. I hold out my hand and he refuses to accept. That'll add a lot to my prestige, won't it? Me, the head of a country, snubbed by a forgein ambassador. Who does he think he is, that he can come here, and make a sap of me in front of all my people? Think of it - I hold out my hand and that hyena refuses to accept. Why, the cheap ball-pushing swine, he'll never get away with it I tell you, he'll never get away with it.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    So, you refuse to shake hands with me, eh?

  • Bob Roland  

    We've got to get rid of that man at once. Now I've got a plan. You say something to make him mad, and he'll strike you... and we'll force him to leave the country.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    That's a swell plan... why couldn't you arrange for me to strike him?

  • Bob Roland  

    Ambassador Trentino is a very sensitive man. Perhaps if you insult him. He's very easy to insult. Why, I said something to Vera Marcal in his presence once, and he slapped my face.

  • Rufus T. Firefly  

    Why didn't Vera slap your face?

  • Bob Roland  

    She did.