Seminal Image #683

The Roaring Twenties
(Raoul Walsh; 1939)


Vanwall said...

Poor Panama -

Panama Smith: He's dead.
Cop: Well, who is this guy?
Panama Smith: This is Eddie Bartlett.
Cop: Well, how're you hooked up with him?
Panama Smith: I could never figure it out.
Cop: What was his business?
Panama Smith: He used to be a big shot.

Some of the best dialogue ever written, when Gladys George says it.

Tom Sutpen said...

Agreed. I think it's her finest moment (among many fine moments for this criminally underrated actress). It's not that her voice breaks when she says that line . . . which is, I think, a choice most actresses would have made . . . it's how she keeps it from breaking, leaving it just at the edge of sorrow. Amazing.

Bellotoot said...

Yup, Gladys George is wonderful throughout the movie. And, yeah, the last line deftly summarizes the late Eddie Bartlett. But don't you think questions two and three from the cop are at least a trifle odd?