The Trouble With Harry (1955) Movie Poster

Quotes from The Trouble With Harry (1955)

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    • Capt. Wiles: Blessed are they who expect nothing, for they shall not be disappointed.
    • Miss Graveley: How old do you think I am young man?
    • Sam Marlowe: Hmm... fifty. How old do you think you are?
    • Miss Graveley: Forty-two! I can show you my birth certificate.
    • Sam Marlowe: I'm afraid you're going to have to show more than your birth certificate to convince a man of that.
    • [Upon finding the Captain dragging a body along the ground]
    • Miss Graveley: What seems to be the trouble, Captain?
    • [the Captain and Miss Graveley have afternoon tea together]
    • Captain: A real handsome man's cup.
    • Miss Graveley: It's been in the family for years. My father always used it... until he died.
    • Captain: I trust he died peacefully. Slipped away in the night?
    • Miss Graveley: He was caught in a threshing machine.
    • [Referring to Harry Worp]
    • Jennifer Rogers: He looked exactly the same when he was alive, only he was vertical.
    • Captain: Marriage is a good way to spend the winter.
    • [Discussing Jennifer's recently deceased husband Harry]
    • Jennifer Rogers: You can stuff him, for all I care. Stuff him and put him in a glass case, only I'd suggest frosted glass.
    • Sam Marlowe: What did he do to you? Besides marry you.
    • Sam Marlowe: Perharps I'll come back tomorrow.
    • Arnie: When's that?
    • Sam Marlowe: The day after today.
    • Arnie: That's yesterday. Today's tomorrow.
    • Sam Marlowe: It was.
    • Arnie: When was tomorrow yesterday?
    • Sam Marlowe: Today.
    • Arnie: Oh, sure. Yesterday.
    • [to Capt. Wiles]
    • Miss Graveley: I'm grateful to you for burying my body.
    • [after Dr. Greenbow trips over the body]
    • Capt. Wiles: Couldn't have had more people here if I'd sold tickets.
    • [as he sees Sam Marlowe coming]
    • Capt. Wiles: Next thing you know they'll be televising the whole thing.
    • Sam Marlowe: Let's get Harry and pop him in.
    • Capt. Wiles: With hasty reverence.
    • Jennifer Rogers: I've never been to a home-made funeral before.
    • Capt. Wiles: I have... it's my third. All in one day...
    • Sam Marlowe: You're not supposed to bury bodies whenever you find them. It makes people suspicious.
    • [Sam is kissing her]
    • Jennifer Rogers: Lightly, Sam. I have a very short fuse.
    • Capt. Wiles: Coming home from Madagascar once we had a fireman on board who hit his head on a brick wall and died two days later.
    • Sam Marlowe: Where did he find a brick wall on board a ship?
    • Capt. Wiles: Mmmm... that's what we always wondered.
    • Sam Marlowe: I think, Captain Wiles, we're tangled up in a murder.
    • Capt. Wiles: Murder. If it's murder who dunnit?
    • Sam Marlowe: Who did it?
    • Capt. Wiles: That's what I say, whodunnit?
    • Arnie: How do rabbits get born?
    • Sam Marlowe: Same way elephants do.
    • Capt. Wiles: I fired three bullets. Three! One for the hunting sign, one for the tin can...
    • Sam Marlowe: ...and one for the little man who's lying in the grave.
    • [Arnie puts a dead rabbit on the table while the Captain and Miss Graveley are having tea]
    • Miss Graveley: What do you call him?
    • Arnie: Dead.
    • Capt. Wiles: Where did you get him?
    • Arnie: I found him.
    • Miss Graveley: Where did you find him?
    • [Looking at the tea table]
    • Arnie: In the blueberry muffins.
    • Sam Marlowe: Didn't know you had such a pretty mother, Arnie.
    • Arnie: You think she's pretty, you should see my slingshot.
    • Arnie: How come you never came over to visit me before?
    • Sam Marlowe: I didn't know you had such a pretty mother, Arnie.
    • Arnie: You think she's pretty, you should see my slingshot.
    • Sam Marlowe: All right. If I had my choice, I'd rather be thought a murderer than proved one.
    • Jennifer Rogers: It's too late to say prayers. Besides, wherever he's going, he's there now. Bye, Harry. I forgive you.
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