“Baby Doll” quotes(1956)
Plot – Archie Lee Meighan, a cotton mill owner, is a middle-aged man who lives in a small southern town with Baby Doll, his child wife. According to her father's will, Archie Lee must wait for his wife to be an adult to consume the marriage. When the headquarters of the cotton cooperative founded by Silva Vacarro, Meighan's biggest competitor, is destroyed by a fire, a can of gasoline is discovered among the ruins and Archie Lee is the main suspect. Since the sheriff does not intervene and there is not enough evidence, Silva decides to investigate on his own and, in doing so, he begins to flirt with Baby Doll.
All actors – Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Mildred Dunnock, Lonny Chapman, Eades Hogue, Noah Williamson, , R.G. Armstrong, Madeleine Sherwood, Rip Tornshow all
“Baby Doll” Quotes 15 quotes
“Mrs. Meighan, I'm a Sicilian! You know, we're a very old race of people, an ancient race, and ancient races aren't trustful races by nature.”
“- Silva Vacarro: You're a very delicate woman, Mrs. Meighan.
- Baby Doll: Delicate? Me?
- Silva Vacarro: There isn't much of you; but, what there is - is choice. Delectable, I might say.”
“I like old people. They're crazy!”
“I could think worse ways to spend a hot afternoon deliverin' cool well water to Miss Meighan.”
“- Baby Doll: Sometimes I don't know where to go or what to do.
- Silva Vacarro: Well, that's not uncommon. People enter this world without instruction.”
“Is that what they call a Mona Lisa smile you got on your puss?”
“Just look at yourself. You're not exactly a young girl's dream come true, Archie Lee Meighan.”
“They's no torture on earth to equal the torture which a cold woman inflicts on a man. They's no torture to compare with it!”
“- Baby Doll: Small dogs have a loud bark.
- Archie Lee Meighan: No one is going to whistle at any woman of mine.
- Baby Doll: You take an awful lot for granted when you say mine. I came to you today for protection. What did I get? Slapped, sent home. Now, I'm telling you the agreement between us is over.”
“Sometimes, big shot, you don't seem to give me credit for very much intelligence at all. I've been to school in my life - and I'm a magazine reader!”