~ 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.