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Gimme a Whiskey!

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~ Greta Garbo in her first sound movie, Anna Christie, made in 1930, based on a Pulitzer Prize play by Eugene O’Neill ~ 

“Gimme a whiskey,” she says. “Ginger ale on the side. And don’t be stingy, baby.”

“Well, shall I serve it in a pail?” the bartender asks her.

“Oh, that suits me down to the ground,” she says.    

 Nobody writes dialogue like that any more. 

Greta Garbo in Anna Christie

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