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Detective Story (1951 film) Quotes

Detective Story (1951 film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Detective Story completed its run in 1970.

It features William Wyler as producer, and Lee Garmes as head of cinematography.

Detective Story (1951 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Detective Story (1951 film) is 103 minutes long. Detective Story (1951 film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Kirk Douglas as Detective James McLeod, Eleanor Parker as Mary McLeod, Warner Anderson as Endicott Sims, and George Macready as Karl Schneider.

Detective Story (1951 film) Quotes

Kirk Douglas as Detective James McLeod

  • (Kirk Douglas) "At an autopsy the other day I watched the medical examiner saw off the top of a man's skull, take out the brain and hold it in his hand."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Like that."
  • (Eleanor Parker) "Why are you telling me this?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Because I'd give my soul to take out my brain, hold it under the faucet and wash away the dirty pictures you put there tonight."
  • (Eleanor Parker) "Dirty pictures?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Yes."
  • (Eleanor Parker) "Oh, I see. I see. Yes, that would be fine -- if we could. But when you wash away what I may have put there, you'll find you've a rotten spot in your brain, Jim. And it's growing. I know, I've watched it."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Mind if I shave?"
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "Gotta have the last word, don't ya?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I wanna put him in the electric chair where he belongs, and pull the switch myself."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Where's your boy?"
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "He's ready to surrender himself on the warrant you had issued."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Fine. Bring him in."
  • (Warner Anderson) "Before I do, I have here some photographs. Now these were taken only an hour ago."
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "Nudes. Ugly, isn't he?"
  • (Warner Anderson) "He's no Mr. America."
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "No, that he's not."
  • (Warner Anderson) "Now you'll observe there are no bruises or lacerations of any kind. This is the way I'm delivering my client to you, and this is the way I want him back."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I should think that any change whatsoever would be an improvement."
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "Can't you say "Yes, sir" without makin' it sound like an insult?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Yes, sir."
  • (Lieutenant Monaghan) "You're gettin' too superior, McLeod, a one-man army against crime. What's eatin' you?"
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I hate criminals. I don't believe in coddling them."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "I built my whole life on hating my father. All the time he was inside me, laughing."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "Take a couple of drop dead pills."
  • (Kirk Douglas) "You shouldn't drink so much. It melts the lining of your brain."

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