Jeff Bailey (Robert Mitchum): “I sell gasoline, I make a small profit. With that I buy groceries. The grocer makes a profit. We call it earning a living. You may have heard of it somewhere.”
Kathie Moffett (Jane Greer): “Oh Jeff, you ought to have killed me for what I did a minute ago.”
Jeff: “There's still time.”
Ann Miller (Virginia Huston): “She can't be all bad. No one is.”
Jeff: “Well, she comes the closest.”
Whit Sterling (Kirk Douglas): “He couldn't find a prayer in the Bible.”
Jeff: “It was the bottom of the barrel, and I was scraping it.”
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