Red Light (1949)
Warni Hazard: My old man always said, "liquor doesn't drown your troubles - just teaches 'em to swim."
Hotel Clerk: She's about as chummy as Leo Durocher with an umpire.
Strecker: You know, Johnny, when you play solitaire you can only beat yourself.
Carla North: You can't take the law into your own hands. Things aren't done that way.
John Torno: That depends on who's doing them.
John Torno: [to Rocky, holding a cookbook] Lookin' for a recipe? Well, you got one for trouble!
John Torno: Don't give me all that malarkey about "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Sure, Jess went for that stuff and what did it get him? A bunch of lilies and six silver handles!
Foreword: This is the story of one of the most unusual cases in the criminal records of San Francisco. The criminal, a cruel sadistic killer, was never apprehended, judged or convicted by the law - yet on the books the case is marked "closed," to which someone has added the words "Man Proposes and God Disposes." A prison is a place where crime usually ends, but in our story this is where it began...
Carla North: I was with you in Reno last night when you nearly shot a man.
John Torno: [to Father Redman] Believe in what? Save all that bunk for your Sunday suckers. What I want is 24-hour service. Well, I'm finished with all that eyewash. I'm selling out!
[picks up a candelabra and heaves it through the stained-glass window he donated]