Tim Rourke Quotes in Blonde for a Day (1946)
Tim Rourke Quotes:
Phyllis Hamilton: Tim, notice anything strange about Mike?
Tim Rourke: No. What?
Phyllis Hamilton: This is the first time he ever got through a case without being laid out like a rug.
Michael Shayne: Let me tell you one thing - nobody ever lays Mike Shayne out like a rug!
[a nurse entering Tim's room slams the door into Mike's head, knocking him out]
Tim Rourke: [talking on the telephone] Give me the Admission desk... Send another bed up to Room 216.
[Tim is rummaging through Phyllis' desk]
Michael Shayne: What are you looking for?
Tim Rourke: Bodies.
Michael Shayne: Oh, the janitor probably swept them out this morning.
[Phyllis and Tim are standing in the middle of the wreckage of what used to be Mike's office]
Phyllis Hamilton: What a mess.
Tim Rourke: Yeah, Mike seems to be on the wrong side of this case - they're bringing the fight to him!
Tim Rourke: Hey, Mike. You're still holding out. Why? Don't you trust a federal agent or are you gambling with Phyll's life to cut yourself in on the deal?
Michael Shayne: Is that the way it looks to you?
Tim Rourke: Yeah.
Michael Shayne: You better get yourself a pair of glasses.
[with the case wrapped up, Tim slugs Mike]
Tim Rourke: I hated to do that Mike.
Michael Shayne: That's all right. I had it coming.
Chief Boyle: Hey, Rafferty, this is for you.
[Boyle hands Rafferty a note from Mike]
Tim Rourke: Read it - if you can.
[Mike sends Tim to rent a large car to transport an inconvenient corpse away from his office]
Tim Rourke: I don't know why the guy picks on me. There are so many good guys to get for this job. There's Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolfman...
Chief Gentry: What's on your mind, Tim?
Tim Rourke: Oh, nothing much. Just lookin' for news.
Chief Gentry: Well, I'm awful sorry to disappoint you but we haven't had a homicide or a murder since about 11:15 last night.
Tim Rourke: That's fine. How do you expect us to sell newspapers?
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