All About Eve (1950) Poster


Thelma Ritter: Birdie Coonan



  • Margo : Birdie, you don't like Eve, do you?

    Birdie : You looking for an answer or an argument?

    Margo : An answer.

    Birdie : No.

    Margo : Why not?

    Birdie : Now you want an argument.

  • Birdie : What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin' at her rear end.

  • Margo : You bought the new girdles a size smaller, I can feel it.

    Birdie : Something maybe grew a size larger.

    Margo : When we get home you're going to get into one of those girdles and act for two and a half hours.

    Birdie : I couldn't get into the girdle in two and a half hours.

  • Birdie : There's a message from the bartender. Does Miss Channing know she ordered domestic gin by mistake?

    Margo : The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!

  • [Bill is saying goodbye to Birdie as he departs for Hollywood] 

    Bill Sampson : Any messages? What do you want me to tell Tyrone Power?

    Birdie : Just give him my phone number; I'll tell him myself.

  • Birdie : The bed looks like a dead animal act.

  • Margo : She thinks only of me, doesn't she?

    Birdie : Well, let's say she thinks only about you, anyway.

    Margo : How do you mean that?

    Birdie : I'll tell you how: like... like she's studying you, like you was a play or a book or a set of blueprints - how you walk, talk, eat, think, sleep...

    Margo : I'm sure that's very flattering, Birdie. I'm sure there's nothing wrong with it.

  • Birdie : I haven't got a union. I'm slave labor.

    Margo : Well?

    Birdie : But the wardrobe women have got one, and next to a tenor, a wardrobe woman is the touchiest thing in show business.

  • Birdie : We now got everything a dressing room needs except a basketball hoop.

  • Margo : [as she's getting ready for the party]  The extra help get here?

    Birdie : There's some loose characters dressed as maids and butlers. Who'd you call, the William Morris Agency?

    Margo : You're not being funny: I could *get* actors for less.

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