Morrie Ryskind

(1895-1985 / New York City, New York)

Morrie Ryskind Quotes

  • ''You can have any kind of home you want to. You can even get stucco—oh, how you can get stucco!''
    Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, trying to sell some worthless real estate at auction (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.
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  • ''Get some onions, they will make your eyes water.''
    Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, responding to a guest's request for "ice water," (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.
  • ''I hope all your teeth have cavities, and don't forget abscess makes the heart grow fonder.''
    Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, insulting his bumbling shill Chico (Chico Marx) at an auction of worthless real estate (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.
  • ''I'll meet you tonight under the moon. Oh, I can see you now—you and the moon. You wear a neck-tie so I'll know you.''
    Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, trying to make love to the wealthy Mrs. Potter (Margaret Dumont) (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.
  • ''Money will never make you happy and happy will never make you money. That may be a wise crack, but I doubt it.''
    Morrie Ryskind, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Florey, and Joseph Santley. Mr. Hammer (Groucho Marx), The Cocoanuts, as the Florida hotel owner explains value of money to bellboys he is trying not to pay (1929). Ryskind adapted this film from original Broadway play by George Kaufman.

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