«But don’t waste your time trying to cross-examine me»

VIVIAN: I don’t like your manners.
MARLOWE: And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don’t mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don’t waste your time trying to cross-examine me.

Howard Hawks, The Big Sleep (1946); co-sceneggiatura di William Faulkner, con Lauren Bacall e Humphrey Bogart

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