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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