Nestor: What are you doing?
Irma: He’s trying to get the lipstick off.
Nestor: Lipstick? Where did that come from?
Irma: That’s a good question.
Nestor: It must have been you.
Moustache: That’s it.
Irma: Me? I was in the hotel with His Lordship.
Moustache: That’s not it.
Nestor: Oh, yes, I was at the board meeting, we were takin’ a vote and one of the girls was doin’ a little lobbyin’.
Moustache: That must be it.
Irma: Just which girl was doing a little lobbying?
Lolita: Come on, Tiger, how about it?
Irma: Hey, you dropped something.
— Irma La Douce (1963), written by Billy Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond, based on the play by Alexandre Breffort
The Daily Dialogue theme for the week is bar fights, suggested by Dean Scott. Today’s suggestion by Teddy Pasternak.
Trivia: Shirley MacLaine signed on without having read the script because she “believed in Wilder and Lemmon”.
Dialogue On Dialogue: A variation on theme with women partaking in the action in this movie.