Hello Dolly!
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Ambrose Kemper: This doesn't concern her.
Dolly Levi: Mr. Kemper, everything concerns Dolly Levi.

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Dolly Levi: As my late husband, Ephraim Levi, used to say, 'If you have to live from hand-to-mouth, you'd better be ambidextrous.'.

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Cornelius Hackl: I've lost everything: my job, my future, everything people think is important, but I don't care - because even if I have to dig ditches for the rest of my life, I shall be a ditch-digger who once had a wonderful day.

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Dolly Levi: Hello! Hello there, how are you? Oh Hello.
Horace: You know too many people.
Dolly Levi: Total strangers.
Horace: Then why do you greet them?
Dolly Levi: It makes me feel good to have so many friends.
Horace: Oh, say hello for me too then.
Dolly Levi: I already did.

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Dolly Levi: And on those cold winter nights, Horace, you can snuggle up to your cash register. It's a little lumpy, but it rings.

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Horace: Any man who goes to a big city deserves what happens to him.

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Irene Molloy: Do get done with that, Minnie. The men are eyeing us for the wrong reasons.
Minnie Fay: A banana a day keeps the doctor away.
Irene Molloy: You mean an apple a day.
Minnie Fay: Who ever heard of a doctor slipping on an apple peel?

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Cornelius Hackl: Barnaby, you don't know anything about women.
Barnaby Tucker: Only that we can't afford them.

Irene Molloy: Minnie, I don't mind that you never finish your lunch, but I do mind that you never finish your sentences.

Dolly Levi: Money, pardon the expression, is like manure. It's not worth a thing unless it's spread around, encouraging young things to grow.

Horace: Eighty percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in danger of contamination.

Horace: I'm going to march in the 14th street parade with the only kind of people I can trust: 700 men.

Horace: Dolly Levi, you are a damned exasperating woman.
Dolly Levi: Why Horace Vandergelder. That is the nicest thing you have ever said to me. Ha ha.

Horace: You are a seven-foot-tall nincompoop.
Ambrose Kemper: That's an insult.
Horace: All the facts about you are insults.

Barnaby Tucker: Holy cabooses.

Dolly Levi: Mr. Kemper, do you mind if we go inside? I'm feeling an updraft in my underpants.

Factual error: In the original theatrical release print of this film, set in the 1890s, there is an overhead shot of a train travelling through the countryside from Yonkers to New York City. As the camera follows the train, an overturned 1950s-60s automobile in a ditch beside the track comes into view. The offending vehicle has been edited out of the video release.

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Trivia: Director Gene Kelly's first choice to play Minnie Fay was not E J Peaker, but Sandy Duncan, who he had seen dance and sing on Broadway and was perfect for the part - she did a screen test but was turned down. Kelly next wanted Ann-Marget but was also turned down. Peaker went on to a short nine film career, Hello Dolly was her first, she was better known for her TV work.

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Question: In the turkey dinner scene the cranberry sauce is called beets several times. Are they beets?

Answer: Beets are served with the dinner, as a side dish to the turkey and dumplings. Dolly tries repeatedly to serve them to Horace ("you salt your beets, I'll salt mine"), who repeatedly proclaims his distaste for them. There is no specific mention of cranberry sauce. But they'd be easy to confuse, as both are red and have a consistency not too dissimilar from one another.

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