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CastSpencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill, Sue Randall, Neva Patterson, Harry Ellerbe, Nicholas Joy, Diane Jergens, Merry Anders, Ida Moore, Rachel Stephens
Year released1957
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Cathy tells research librarian Peg, referring to engineer Richard, “Some kind of a nut, I think.” (0:05)

Richard tells Peg’s boss Bunny, “I didn’t want to say anything in front of your staff because every time I mention what I do people go into a panic.” (0:10)

Richard tells network executive Nicholas, “They’ll think I’m a peeping Tom.” (0:17)

Bunny tells Richard, “First is Plaza 2 with the year of the bank panic reversed...” (0:34)

Bunny: “Now Peg, the worst thing that can happen is for us to get panicky...” (0:39)

Bunny: “I’ve never been in such an idiotic position...” (0:52)

Bunny asks Mike, referring to the stuffed rabbit he holds, “Aren’t you going to introduce me to Harvey?”
Mike: “He’s better than Harvey.” (1:08)

Bunny tells computer expert MIss Warriner, “I have such a terrible memory.”
Warriner: “Really, and you chose to go into reference work with a bad memory?” (1:19)

Warriner asks a caller, “King Solomon’s Mines?” (1:29)

Bunny tells Richard, “A review of the movie, “ (1:31)

By telephone Nicholas tells Richard, “That crazy fool machine of yours in payroll went berserk this morning and gave everybody a pink slip.” (1:36)

Smithers tells office worker Richard, “Well I’m alright now, but it’s sure been a nervous morning.” (1:39)

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