Quotation by Dudley Nichols

crew member [offscreen]: That's an awful big town San Francisco.
Weinberg: Strictly a one-whistle stop. There's only one city in the USA and that's New York.
Chief Sergeant: Oh, you're just another hometown hick, Weinberg. What's wrong with California?
Weinberg: California. The sun shines and nothing happens. Before you know it, you're sixty years old.
Chief Sergeant: It's no different from New York. My sister's been tryin' to get out of Brooklyn for the last forty years.
Weinberg: Brooklyn. That ain't New York, Chief. Once you cross that Brooklyn Bridge, you're out of this world. The only noise you hear is the hardening of your arteries. You know when I used to drive a hack, I had a pal who crossed that bridge back in 1929 and ain't never heard from him since.
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, William Faulkner (1897–1962), U.S. author, screenwriter, and Howard Hawks. Corporal Weinberg (George Tobias), Crew Chief Sergeant White (Harry Carey), Air Force, looking out the airplane window, as they leave San Francisco for Hawaii, just days before the bombing of Pearl Harbor (1943).
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