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Key to the City (film) Quotes

Key to the City (film) is a TV show that was first aired in 1970 . Key to the City stopped airing in 1970.

It features Z. Wayne Griffin as producer, Bronisław Kaper in charge of musical score, and Harold Rosson as head of cinematography.

Key to the City (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Key to the City (film) is 99-101 minutes long.

The cast includes: Lewis Stone as Judge Silas Standish, Loretta Young as Clarissa Standish, Clark Gable as Steve Fisk, Raymond Burr as Les Taggart, and Frank Morgan as Fire Chief Duggan.

Key to the City (film) Quotes

Clark Gable as Steve Fisk

  • (Clark Gable) "You know, not many mayors are pretty enough or have the figure to be mistaken for a dancing star."
  • (Loretta Young) "I -- I'd consider that a compliment -- coming from anyone but a person with the taste of a longshoreman."
  • (Clark Gable) "A meeting will be called for 8 o'clock tonight."
  • (Loretta Young) "Oh, thank you. And under the circumstances, I think it should be held in some place other than your room. You understand."
  • (Clark Gable) "It will be held in a public room."
  • (Loretta Young) "Fine.. Where?"
  • (Clark Gable) "I haven't found said public room, but when I have found said public room, you will be duly notified of said address, under said parliamentary procedures, said time is precisely 8 o'clock."
  • (Loretta Young) "Well said your honor."
  • (Clark Gable) "You said it."
  • (Clark Gable) "Fine jail you've got here. And I've been in some of the best."
  • (Loretta Young) "I'll bet you have."
  • (Clark Gable) "As mayor."
  • (Clark Gable) "I proposed to YOU? All I said I was, 'You don't wanna marry a guy like me' and you said, 'Ohhh yes, I do.' I was smart enough to keep my mouth shut."
  • (Clark Gable) "And that's why we mayors are here at this convention; to get things done. We're here to work. We're servants of the people. We're not here to play. We're paid to get things done."
  • (Clark Gable) "Well, I'm sorry gentlemen, but I'm afraid the ladies will have to go to the theater without you tonight. Mayor Standish insists that I call our committee into session immediately. She demands that we get right down to work."
  • (Loretta Young) "Uh -- well if everybody has theater tickets, uh -- well after all, nobody works the first day at a convention anyway."
  • (Clark Gable) "Uh, that's what I said. You said --"
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, when I suggested that we get together tonight, I didn't realize that the honorable gentlemen would have their honorable wives with them."
  • (Undetermined Minor Role) "Well."
  • (Loretta Young) "Oh no, I don't mean that their wives are honorable, I -- well, I mean that -- uh, when one's wife is along, uh one is not as free at night as when one is without one's wife."
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, for us to get together, that is -- Well, you see, tonight I was prepared to put some important motions before the gentlemen. Uh -- make, uh, several propositions -- Uh, shall we dance?"
  • (Clark Gable) "By all means."

Loretta Young as Clarissa Standish

  • (Loretta Young) "I'll have two dozen poached eggs and a cup of coffee, please."
  • (Waiter) "Uh, did you say two --"
  • (Loretta Young) "Yes, I have the same breakfast every morning."
  • (Unnamed) "You mean --"
  • (Loretta Young) "Yes, I mean exactly what I say, and please hurry. I'm hungry."
  • (Loretta Young) "Oh, what's that?"
  • (Clark Gable) "It's the beacon from Alcatraz."
  • (Loretta Young) "Oh, are they looking for us too?"
  • (Clark Gable) "It's the only jail we've missed so far."
  • (Loretta Young) "You have brains but on your brawn they're so becoming."
  • (Loretta Young) "You've seen the last of me, Mayor Fisk. I'd rather be an old maid all the rest of my life than the wife -- than the wife of a man who would -- Why you'd beat your wife, I know you would. You're just the type."
  • (Loretta Young) "Mayor Standish of Wenonah, Maine; the Pine Tree state."
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "Uh, where is his honor?"
  • (Loretta Young) "Mayor Clarissa Standish."
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "Oh, yes, of course. Yes, we've reserved a room for Mayor Standish."
  • (Loretta Young) "Thank you. How much?"
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "A very attractive room."
  • (Loretta Young) "Yes, but how much?"
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "$15 a day."
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, I'm sure it's a very beautiful room, but you see, I'm traveling at the taxpayer's expense."
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "Oh, well in that case, I can give you a lovely suite for 45 -- uh, with a view of Alcatraz."
  • (Loretta Young) "If I spend over $7 a day I shall be in Alcatraz."
  • (Mark Mont Desk Clerk) "Yes, your honor, $7."
  • (Loretta Young) "Ralph's my campaign manager now -- He makes delicious maple sugar. You'd like his maple sugar."
  • (Clark Gable) "I don't even like Ralph."
  • (Loretta Young) "Neither does Uncle Silas."
  • (S.F. Cop - Costume Party Arrest) "What's this guy tryin' to do?"
  • (Loretta Young) "The big man wanted me to ride with him in a taxi. And he pinched me too."
  • (Clark Gable) "I did not pinch you."
  • (S.F. Cop - Costume Party Arrest) "Well, I'm gonna pinch you."
  • (Loretta Young) "I'm sorry I hit your finger."
  • (Clark Gable) "You said that before --"
  • (Loretta Young) "Yes, but I really am sorry. And what's more, I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself because I'd like to do it again. You know, there's something about you, Mayor Fisk, that brings out the very worst in me."
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, we're not here to play, we're here to work. That's what you said over the television."
  • (Clark Gable) "I was just making a speech."
  • (Loretta Young) "But you said you didn't know anything about making speeches."
  • (Clark Gable) "That's the way you make a speech."
  • (Loretta Young) "Oh. Oh, I see."

Raymond Burr as Les Taggart

  • (Raymond Burr) "The newspapers like to smell pork and it's your bacon that's burning."

Lewis Stone as Judge Silas Standish

  • (Lewis Stone) "Why, he's brought you a key to the city."
  • (Loretta Young) "I'll poke it right in his eye."
  • (Lewis Stone) "Well, that part's all right as long as you see him."

Frank Morgan as Fire Chief Duggan

  • (Frank Morgan) "Standish, now what is your problem?"
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, you see, my city has empowered me to purchase a pumper, but I want all the facts first."
  • (Frank Morgan) "Yeah, well, that depends on the facts about your city."
  • (Loretta Young) "Well, you see, our Wenonah summers are getting drier and drier, and we're completely surrounded by woods, and, well, fires break out spontaneously."

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