Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Richard Widmark: Jed Towers
Jed Towers : Are you the girl in 809?
Nell Forbes : Why, yes. Who's this?
Jed Towers : I'm the guy in 821. Across the court. Can I ask you a question?
Nell Forbes : I don't know. I suppose so. Are you sure you want me?
Jed Towers : Yeah. You're the one I want, alright. Are you doing anything you couldn't be doing better with somebody else?
Nell Forbes : I guess I'll have to hang up!
Jed Towers : Why? You cant get hurt on the telephone.
Nell Forbes : Who are you?
Jed Towers : I told you. The man across the way. A lonely soul.
Nell Forbes : You sound peculiar.
Jed Towers : I'm not peculiar. I'm just frustrated. I got a bottle of rye. And as I waas saying, what are you doing?
Nell Forbes : What's your name?
Jed Towers : Billy.
Nell Forbes : Oh...
Jed Towers : What's the matter? Don't you like Billy?
Jed Towers : You married?
Joe the Bartender : Sure, who's not?
Jed Towers : You and your wife fight... argue all the time?
Joe the Bartender : Some of the time she sleeps.
Jed Towers : Seventy eight percent of the pilots in Skyway Airlines are married. Ya' see, you get married, you become a statistic.
Joe the Bartender : Yeah... Stay single, and you wind up talkin' to bartenders.
Jed Towers : I said: "look, I believe in a drink, a kiss or a laugh now and then". And that's the way it would be. "Fine" she said, I can hear her saying it now. "Fine, I like to laugh".
Lyn Lesley : I still like to laugh. But not at myself. I just don't want any of it any more. Life's too long.
Jed Towers : Alright, I'll send you a valentine. What do you want? Hearts and flowers? Forever and ever? Love?
Lyn Lesley : Don't be afraid to say it. It's not a dirty word.
Lyn Lesley : Go back to Chicago. Find another bar. Find another girl.
Jed Towers : And find another wedding ring? Marriage isn't the answer to everything you know.
Lyn Lesley : Who's talking about marriage?
Jed Towers : Weren't you?
Lyn Lesley : No. But I'm sure that's all you thought I had on my mind. That's where you're wrong. That's just the point. I wouldn't want to marry you.
Jed Towers : Why not?
Lyn Lesley : It's something to do with the way you are.
Janey : They're all finished Mr. We got a new process that develops them right away.
Jed Towers : The female race is always cheesing up my life!
Lyn Lesley : [Watching Nell being led away] Jed, you care what happens to that girl.
Jed Towers : She didn't mean to hurt that kid. She didn't mean to hurt anyone.
Lyn Lesley : [Lyn taking Jed by the arm] You do care.
Lyn Lesley : [Walking slowly arm in arm] Come on I like to buy you that drink now.