Shall We Dance (1937)
Edward Everett Horton: Jeffrey Baird
Jeffrey Baird : [picks up phone] Hello?
Cecil Flintridge : Oh, hello, Jeffrey. Yes, are you there?
Jeffrey Baird : Of course I'm here.
Cecil Flintridge : Now don't shout at me - I'm in jail.
Jeffrey Baird : Well, that's all right; we don't need you.
Cecil Flintridge : I'm in jail for battery, and I want you to get me out. I'm at the Susquehannah Street Jail . . . Susquehannah! Susquehannah - S-U-S-Q-U-Q! Q! You know, the thing you play billiards with . . . Billiards! B-I-L-L-
Policeman at Jail : What is this, a spelling bee?
Cecil Flintridge : Ahem. No, "L" for larynx. L-A-R-Y . . . N-No, not "M", N! . . . "N" as in neighbor! Neighbor, N-E-I-G-H-B--B! B! Bzzz. Bzzz. You know, the stinging insect! Insect! I-N-S-S! S, for symbol. S-Y . . . Y! Y!
Jeffrey Baird : Well, why? Don't ask me "why."
Cecil Flintridge : Look, Jeffrey. I'm in jail. W-wait a minute. What jail did you say this was?
Policeman at Jail : Susquehannah Street Jail.
Cecil Flintridge : Thank you, indeed. Thank you very much. I'm in the Substi--The Subset-Jeffrey, listen closely . . . Do you know where the Oak Street Jail is? You do? Fine. I'll have them transfer me there in the morning!
Jeffrey Baird : [after finding Peter tap-dancing] What were you doing?
Peter P. Peters : Oh, just having fun.
Jeffrey Baird : The great Petrov doesn't dance for fun!
Peter P. Peters : Maybe not, but I do. Pete Peters, remember me?
Jeffrey Baird : Oh, that awful name of yours!
Peter P. Peters : I dunno, I kinda like it! Peter P. Peters, Philadelphia, PA.
[Does short dance step]
Jeffrey Baird : How do you make that exasperating noise? What have you got on those shoes?
Peter P. Peters : Taps.
Jeffrey Baird : Taps! On your ballet shoes!
Peter P. Peters : Aw, but Jeff, I haven't neglected anything! Observe! The Entrechat Trois!
[Does ballet step]
Jeffrey Baird : Lovely! Beautiful!
Peter P. Peters : But how much more effective it is this way!
[Does tap variation on ballet step]