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  • Xavier Cugat, Orchestra Leader: Oh, music. Sure, I have music! I have it by the pound, by the ton, by the inch, by the yard, by the mile. What kind of music? I have tangoes, boleros. sambas, congas, waltzes, fox trots, concertos, cantatas, overtures.

  • Captain James Hollis: You mean you'll play it?

    Xavier Cugat, Orchestra Leader: The Starlight Roof, tomorrow night.

    Captain James Hollis: Tomorrow night?

    Xavier Cugat, Orchestra Leader: I suppose you want me to play it tonight? One has to rehearse a new number! You got to argue with your musicians. Bomb them! Pummel them! Scream at them. Flatter them! Curse them! Praise them. Beat them! And you think that you put on a number just like that? And singers? Did you see the girl who just left here?

    Captain James Hollis: Oh, yes.

    Xavier Cugat, Orchestra Leader: I fired her! Then I'm gonna take her back. Then she'll resign, I'll accept, she'll refuse. she'll come back, she'll go! No, I can't play it tonight.

    Captain James Hollis: What?

    Xavier Cugat, Orchestra Leader: Tomorrow night.

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