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. 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. 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

  3. Monica says:

    Vielen Dank, Freundin!

  4. 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.

  5. bluebee says:

    I can just hear those voices 😀

  6. giselzitrone says:

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

  7. Monica says:

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

  8. 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

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