Double Indemnity (1944)
Barbara Stanwyck: Phyllis Dietrichson
Phyllis : Mr. Neff, why don't you drop by tomorrow evening about eight-thirty. He'll be in then.
Walter Neff : Who?
Phyllis : My husband. You were anxious to talk to him weren't you?
Walter Neff : Yeah, I was, but I'm sort of getting over the idea, if you know what I mean.
Phyllis : There's a speed limit in this state, Mr. Neff. Forty-five miles an hour.
Walter Neff : How fast was I going, officer?
Phyllis : I'd say around ninety.
Walter Neff : Suppose you get down off your motorcycle and give me a ticket.
Phyllis : Suppose I let you off with a warning this time.
Walter Neff : Suppose it doesn't take.
Phyllis : Suppose I have to whack you over the knuckles.
Walter Neff : Suppose I bust out crying and put my head on your shoulder.
Phyllis : Suppose you try putting it on my husband's shoulder.
Walter Neff : That tears it.
Walter Neff : You know, about six months ago, a guy slipped on a cake of soap in his bathtub, knocked himself cold, and was drowned. Only, he had accident insurance, so they had an autopsy, and she didn't get away with it
Phyllis : Who didn't?
Walter Neff : His wife. Then there was the case of the guy who was found shot. His wife said he was cleaning his gun and his stomach got in the way. All she got was a 3-to-10 stretch in Tehachapi
[a California women's prison]
Walter Neff : .
Phyllis : [Wearily] Perhaps it was worth it to her.