Monday, October 17, 2022

Movie Quote of the Day (‘The Great McGinty,’ on Politics Without Graft)

Skeeters [played by William Demarest, pictured right with Brian Donlevy]: “If it wasn't for graft, you'd get a very low type of people in politics. Men without ambition. Jellyfish.”

Catherine McGinty [played by Muriel Angelus]: “Especially since you can't rob the people anyway.”

Skeeters: “Sure.” [Doing a double-take.] “How was that?”

Catherine: “What you rob, you spend, and what you spend goes back to the people. So, where's the robbery? I read that in one of my father's books.”

Skeeters: “That book should be in every home.”— The Great McGinty (1940), screenplay by Preston Sturges, directed by Preston Sturges

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