A Kiss for Corliss Quotes

Harry P. Archer: [Addressing the court] Seldom in my long career as an attorney have I ever encountered a man who can claim no virtue. But I say to you, you have such a man in your courtroom today. Cold-blooded and ruthless, unmoved by the pain he has caused, Kenneth Marquis smugly sits there gloating. And a poor, loyal, trusting girl suffers. A girl, I say, and yet, she is little more than a child, innocent, and unworldly. Kenneth Marquis treated her like dirt, your honor. And from the moment they were married, yes, even on her bridal night, insults and injuries were heaped upon her.
Kenneth Marquis: [to his attorney] Included in that heap was a 50 foot schooner and a string of pearls. To say nothing of a blond mink, a silver blue mink, and a rainbow mink. Bless her furry little heart. Much as I dislike that poisonous wench, I'm beginning to dislike that attorney of hers even more, if possible.

Movie: A Kiss for Corliss
Harry P. Archer: [Holding a paper announcing his daughter's engagement to Kenneth Marquis] Did you see this?
Kenneth Marquis: I gave out the story.
Harry P. Archer: Did you - ?
Kenneth Marquis: Dad, do I take it that you're not altogether pleased?
Harry P. Archer: Why you -
Taylor: Congratulations, Archer.
Harry P. Archer: Shut up! I'm going to sue your client -
Kenneth Marquis: Oh, Dad, I hope Corliss hasn't inherited your bad temper.
Harry P. Archer: What do you mean by this? Answer me! Answer me.
Kenneth Marquis: Do you think I was just trifling with a good woman's love?
Harry P. Archer: I wouldn't let Corliss marry you if - if - if - Call up and issue a denial!
Taylor: Oh no! All denials will be issued by you. We don't want any breach of promise suits.
Harry P. Archer: I'll have a retraction in the paper by - by - by six o'clock, and maybe earlier if I can get them to print a special edition.
Kenneth Marquis: Very well, if your daughter's happiness is so unimportant to you, I will try to bear up manfully.

Movie: A Kiss for Corliss
Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, um, well, it's all very silly, but the fact is that my daughter has written a - a sort of diary.
Kenneth Marquis: Indeed? Well, I'm confident that it reflects her girlish charms.
Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, um, this diary is, um ...
Kenneth Marquis: You are talking, I take it about that volume that your husband is clutching in his clammy hands?
Mrs. Janet Archer: Well, it's all quite ridiculous, and I'm sure you'll be the first to - Go ahead, Harry. Please read some of it to Mr. Marquis, and then he'll realize how crazy the whole thing is.
Harry P. Archer: [Reading] "Not all women know really great love. And so few can save the man they love from himself." [clears his throat]
Kenneth Marquis: Doesn't read very fluently, does he?
Harry P. Archer: "Kenny-boy is so sweet. I'm lucky I found Kenny-boy in time." Kenny-boy is you!
Kenneth Marquis: Really?
Harry P. Archer: That's from my daughter's diary.
Mrs. Janet Archer: Silly, isn't it?
Kenneth Marquis: No, I like it.
Harry P. Archer: It's just schoolgirl romantic nonsense! But, there are reasons why we couldn't question Corliss.
Kenneth Marquis: Naturally, after your contemptible invasion of the privacy of her diary.
Harry P. Archer: It's none of your business what I do.
Kenneth Marquis: My name is mentioned.
Harry P. Archer: I'll burn every page. Only a fool would think there was any truth to this.
Kenneth Marquis: Every single word of it is true.

Movie: A Kiss for Corliss