Mrs. Cordelia Biddle Quotes in The Happiest Millionaire (1967)


Mrs. Cordelia Biddle Quotes:

  • [the alligators are frozen solid in their pools]

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: [panicking] JOHN! My alligators! Look at my alligators! JOHN!

    John Lawless: Yes, sir, you yelled, sir?

    [sees the alligators, rushes to help]

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: [closing windows] Why are these windows open?

    John Lawless: [also closing windows] Must've been the new maid, sir.

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: WHAT new maid?

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: Her name is Florence, dear, she started this afternoon.

    John Lawless: She was complaining about the smell.

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: What smell?

    John Lawless: Well, the alligators, they do have a certain...

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: [threateningly] WHAT?

    [John looks at Mrs. Biddle for help]

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: [soothingly] We're accustomed to it, dear.

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: Oh.

    John Lawless: [closing the last window] She probably decided to give the room an airing, and forgot to close up again.

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: [angrily] Well, of all the stupid, idiotic... Get an axe!

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: [shocked] Anthony!

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: Not for Florence, for the alligators! Maybe they're still alive in there, we'll chop 'em out!

  • Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: Where did you meet this young man, Cordy?

    Miss Cordelia Biddle: At a party aunt Gladys and uncle Phil gave. I wrote you about it...

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: You didn't write us about getting married!

    Miss Cordelia Biddle: Well, Papa, he didn't *ask* me until today!

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: What took him so long?

  • [Mr. Biddle has challenged the visiting Marines to a boxing match]

    Aunt Mary Drexel: It looks as though Anthony might learn an interesting lesson this evening. I'm half tempted to go out there and watch.

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: Aunt Mary! You forget that Anthony has boxed with champions.

    Aunt Mary Drexel: But they were friends, Cordelia, and professionals. These men are not friends, and there is nothing so dangerous as the inspired amateur.

  • Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: Cordelia, sometimes you amaze me!

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: Well, I hope so, Anthony.

  • Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: [coming into the hall and seeing Anthony on the floor after he's been knocked over by a maid fleeing from the alligators] Anthony, what are you doing down there?

    Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: The girl's crazy! The stuff she uses to color her hair, must have gone to her brain!

  • Anthony J. Drexel Biddle: I believe in the Bible.

    Mrs. Cordelia Biddle: I believe in Uncle Sam.

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