My dearest, sweetheart Klara, I can’t stand it any longer. Take your key and open post office box 237 and take me out of my envelope and kiss me.

Jimmy as Alfred Kralik in The Shop Around The Corner (1940)

jimmy as alfred and margaret sullavan as klara in "The Shop Around The Corner"

Alfred Kralik:
Miss Novak?
Klara Novak:
Yes, Mr. Kralik?
Alfred Kralik:
I noticed that you wore a yellow blouse with light-green dots yesterday.
Klara Novak:
No, Mr. Kralik. As usual, you're mistaken. It was green with light-yellow dots. Everybody else thought it was very becoming. I don't remember remarking about your neckties. If you think I couldn't say anything about your neckties...just ask Mr. vadas. My blouse is none of your business.
Alfred Kralik:
I'm sorry. Mr. Matuschek seems to think it is my business.
Klara Novak:
Yes, that's right. I'm working under you. I'll call you every morning and describe what I'm going to wear. Before I select my next wardrobe, my dressmaker will give you samples. Imagine you dictating what I should wear.
Alfred Kralik:
I don't care what you wear. For a circus pony, it's all right. I have my own troubles without your blouse...between Matuschek and me.
Klara Novak:
I sold as much yesterday as anybody else.
Alfred Kralik:
For a rainy Monday three weeks before Christmas, isn't bad.
Klara Novak:
Did you tell Mr. Matuschek that?
Alfred Kralik:
Yes.
Klara Novak:
And what did he say?
Alfred Kralik:
"Not to come in that blouse."
Klara Novak:
Tell him I won't.
Alfred Kralik:
I will!

my favorite quote from The Shop Around The Corner, with Jimmy as Alfred and Felix Bressart as Pirovitch

Alfred Kralik:
Can you see her?
Pirovitch:
Yes.
Alfred Kralik:
Is she pretty?
Pirovitch:
Very pretty.
Alfred Kralik:
She is?
Pirovitch:
I should say she looks...she has a little of the coloring of Klara.
Alfred Kralik:
Klara? What, Miss Novak of the shop?
Pirovitch:
Now, Kralik, you must admit Klara's a very good-looking girl. Personally, I've always found her a very likeable girl.
Alfred Kralik:
This is a fine time to talk about Miss Novak. Now...
Pirovitch:
If you don't like Miss Novak, I can tell you, you won't like that girl.
Alfred Kralik:
Why?
Pirovitch:
Because it is Miss Novak.

Jimmy as Tony and Jean Arthur as Alice in "You Can't Take It With You"

Tony Kirby:
[phone rings. Tony won't let go of Alice's hands] You know, it's a strange sensation - I seem to hear ringing in my ears.
Alice Sycamore:
Me, too. And I thought for a moment it was the telephone.
Tony Kirby:
Yeah. I hear voices, too. Voices that say, if you don't kiss her soon, you're a chump.
Alice Sycamore:
You know, if I were really clever, I could answer the phone without the use of my hands.
Tony Kirby:
Saw it done in a circus once.
Tony Kirby:
[Alice picks up receiver with her teeth] Hey, wonderful, you'd be a sensation on the trapeze!

Jimmy as Tony and Jean Arthur as Alice in "You Can't Take It With You"

Alice Sycamore:
I resent what you said about your brain. I think it's beautiful.
Tony Kirby:
You do, huh?
Alice Sycamore:
Mmmhm
Tony Kirby:
I see. Yeah, that's probably the first thing you noticed about me that you liked - my colossal brain.
Alice Sycamore:
Well, no. No, it was the back of your head.
Tony Kirby:
The back of my head? I've got a big bump back there. Well, what happened when I turned around?
Alice Sycamore:
Well, I figured I'd just have to get used to that.
Tony Kirby:
Oh, you figured.
Alice Sycamore:
And, you know, it might not take very long, but I just figured I'd...
Tony Kirby:
...you just figured you'd just... well, I'm glad you 'figured.'

Sometimes you’re so beautiful it just gags me.

Jimmy as Tony Kirby in You Can’t Take It With You (1938)

I know I’ve posted this before but god what a great movie

Did you think you were God, Brandon?

Jimmy as Rupert in Rope (1948)

All right, the cat’s out of the bag; it’s fair game for me to chase it!

Jimmy as Paul Biegler in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Jimmy Stewart as Paul Biegler in "Anatomy of a Murder"

Paul Biegler:
Panties, Your Honor.
Judge Weaver:
Do you expect this subject to come up again?
Paul Biegler:
Yes, Sir.
Judge Weaver:
There's a certain light connotation attached to the word "panties." Can we find another name for them?
Mitch Lodwick:
I never heard my wife call 'em anything else.
Judge Weaver:
Mr. Biegler?
Paul Biegler:
I'm a bachelor, Your Honor.
Judge Weaver:
That's a great help. Mr. Dancer?

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