Clint Braden: Hey, piano player. Cully: Yes, Mr. Braden. Clint Braden: Tonight try to play the notes the way that they were written. Cully: I'll use both hands. Clint Braden: And if your pal Johnny is late again, I hope he can dance with a broken leg. Cully: That's what I like about you, boss. Always ready with a pat on the back. Cully: You seen Johnny? Frankie: Look under the nearest pair of dice. Peg: Don't you even say hello to your wife? Cully: Hello, wife! Frankie: Peg, how can I get Johnny to give up gambling? Peg: Easy! A bullet in the head, poison in his coffee, a fatal knife wound. Oh, nothing to it. Cully: Where have you been? I lost your trail at the blackjack table. Johnny: I ran into a guy who told me about a gypsy fortune-teller. She's got a hot cup of tea leaves. Cully: I'm a coffee man myself! What happened with your astrologer? She couldn't read the stars on a cloudy night? Johnny: You got to have faith, Cully. Cully: And money. How much did you lose tonight? Johnny: How much did I have? Cully: That's what you lost last night. You're holding your own. [Cully hands Johnny a mirror but it drops and breaks] Johnny: Seven years' bad luck! Cully: It was already cracked. Johnny: Okay... Only five! Cully: Be over before you know it. Johnny: Aww! Say, five. That's a hunch. Loan me five bucks, Cully. Cully: I can't afford you much longer. Johnny: Put the five on number 5. Cully: I'll lose my job if I'm late. Johnny: I'll lose my confidence if I pass up a hunch bet. Frankie: [After Frankie and Johnny get through performing the Petunia number on stage] What were those signals? Johnny: What signals? Frankie: Between you and Cully, I'm not blind. Johnny: Oh, those signals. Nothing, he just made a little bet for me. Frankie: Now you've got helpers. Can't you lose fast enough alone? Johnny: [Frankie starts walking away mad] Hey, where are you going? Frankie: To have my head examined. There must be a hole in it! Johnny:
You can't help it if you're in love.
Frankie: [Cully shows up and Frankie bumps into him as she continues to walk away mad] [shouts] Frankie: Oh, you born losers, both of you! Cully: What's the matter with her? Johnny: She's crazy about the wrong guy. Me. I am a loser. But if I had 20 bucks, I could be a winner. Cully: I hate myself for asking, but how? Johnny: This gypsy fortune-teller that's parked across the river. I hear that everybody who takes her advice is hitting it rich. Cully: So how come she lives in a wagon? Johnny: The wagon is loaded with gold. You got 20 bucks? Cully: Lucky for you, it just so happens Peg: You are the lowest person that ever lived! Cully: Peg, my sweetheart. You've missed me. Peg: You're not what I've missed. Cully: No? Peg: No! I missed the $50 I hid in my winter lingerie. Cully: You know I never could keep out of your [Peg pokes cully with a pair of scissors] Cully: Oh! Oh! You didn't have to stab me. Peg: Oh, I should've listened to my sainted mother. She said you were just like my father. Cully: I could never drink that much. Peg: Don't you dare say one word about my drunken old man. Where's the money? Cully: I lost it, Peg. All of it, honest. Johnny: Yeah, he loaned me the last $5. Peg: Now you stay out of this. Just to convince me, you take off your shoes. Cully: My shoes? Peg: [shouts] Off! Johnny: Love and trust. That's what makes a marriage great. Peg: Yeah! Cully: See? I could never lie to you. Peg: Ha! Ha! Ha! [Peg finds a $10 bill in Cully's shoe] Peg: Well... there's a $10 lie. Cully: Now, how did that get in there? Peg: I wonder. Oh! [Leaves angry] Johnny: Goodbye, gypsy. [Cully takes off his other shoe and gives Johnny two hidden $10 bills] Johnny: Hello, Zolita! Princess Zolita: The leaves are ready to speak. Cully: No lemon? Gypsy: The tea leaves have spoken. Princess Zolita: If you do not mind, I work alone! Cully: What do they spell, Mother? Princess Zolita: How lucky you are, the wheel of fortune has stopped at your number. Johnny: A wheel? That's roulette.