Belly Laughs for Breakfast

I have a TV screen in the kitchen, where I often indulge my addiction to Turner Classic Movies (TCM) while I cook.  Today I saw a few snippets from the middle of Tugboat Annie, a 1933 classic with Marie Dressler and Wallace Beery.  Both Dressler and Beery have the most expressive voices and faces – faces which could launch a thousand tugboats.
Here’s what I heard:

Wallace Beery dancing with Marie Dressler:

 You seem to have more feet than most people!

And she to him earlier in the movie when talking about his uncomfortable new shoes:

 I told you to wear the box they came in!

A drunken Wallace Beery talking about his erstwhile employer:

I wouldn’t spit on him if he was on fire!

Marie Dressler to her son (Robert Young) about Beery:

Your father never struck me in his life!!! … except in self defense!

Maybe you had to be there!  Cheers and good belly laughing!

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8 Responses to Belly Laughs for Breakfast

  1. penpusherpen says:

    Laughing along with you Monica, isn’t laughter the best medicine for all ills? Cheers to you my friend, and to many more laughs this year of 2014. hugs aplenty xPenx

    • Monica says:

      Such good medicine! And laughing together – that’s even better, dear Pen

      • penpusherpen says:

        hey there, Monica, thanks for dropping by, it’s been ages since I last ‘saw’ you.. Hope things are ok. as so many are experiencing hazardous weather conditions. Makes the opportunity for laughter all that precious… huge hugs to you xPenx

      • Monica says:

        Hello dear Pen and thank you, too. I have been consumed with two major wolf projects, one involving the sanctuary and the other involving it and other non-profits. I’ll expand on this when it’s beyond the planning stages. Moving forward on these projects is my goal for 2014. Many blessings to you!

  2. giselzitrone says:

    Liebe Grüße wünsche dir einen schönen Nachmittag.Gruß und Freundschaft.Gislinde

  3. bluebee says:

    I can just hear those voices :-D

    • Monica says:

      Aren’t they great!? I was thinking we don’t have movie stars who look and sound like that any more. We have tidied ourselves up and limited our range, to our detriment, I think.

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