Halliday (Robert Mitchum): “I don’t usually make it a habit to butt into women’s affairs, but what’s this guy Fisk to you?”
Joan/'Chiquita' (Jane Greer): “Don’t change your habits on my account.”
Joan to Halliday: "What I like about you is you’re rock bottom. I wouldn’t expect you to understand this, but it’s a great comfort for a girl to know she could not possibly sink any lower."
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