No Time for Love

Synopsis: Sandhog Jim Ryan is suspended from his job helping to dig a tunnel beneath a river because of an incident while being photographed for a story by Katherine Grant. Feeling responsible, Katherine hires Ryan to assist her during his suspension. She is elegant and sophisticated, while he is outspoken and down-to-earth. This combination leads to conflicts, and ultimately romance.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Mitchell Leisen
Production: Paramount Pictures
83 min

If you can't talk without

cussing, then make faces.

What's the idea of bringing a dame down here?

Don't they know it's bad luck?

I'm getting out while I got my health.

If we had brains, we'd all get out.

You can suit yourself about

that, but whatever happens...

...keep your snouts out of the

gutter, you muck-covered baboons...

...or I'll kick you out of

your hairy hides and throw...


Mr. Taylor, the men say they won't work.

while there's a woman in the tunnel.

It's an old superstition,

there's nothing I can do about it.

They're a jinx underground.

We ain't inviting trouble.

Well, I'm sorry. I didn't realize.

You see, they told me that

this was where I'd find.

...real, honest-to-goodness

fearless men.

Nobody mentioned anything

about superstitious children.

Well, you heard what the lady

said. Come on, back to work.

Back to work. Come on, come on, come on.

And mind your language.

Thank you very much.

Mr. Morrisey, might I have your

assistance with this slave bracelet?

Mr. Hanagan, it's a pleasure to help you.

And it's my turn to carry the heavy end.

Thank you, Mr. Hanagan.

What you expected?

It's like small-time vaudeville!

Easy, easy.

Little over this way.

Lower. Lower.

Little more. Little more. That's it.

Pardon me. What do you do?

I'm a butterfly presser.

I mean, what's your title?

No titles down here. We're all democrats.

What do you want?

Would you like to pose for me?

I didn't bring my butterflies.

Now, look, you needn't be cute.

I just need a fairly human

model for some pictures.

That's out. My mamma done told me.

Ryan, I suggest you

cooperate with Miss Grant.

The president of the

company seen fit to do so.

Maybe she's his type.

Listen, you... Hey, Ryan, get to it now.

Pardon me, folks. Work.

Sorry, Miss Grant.

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Robert Lees

Robert Lees (July 10, 1912 – June 13, 2004) was an American television and film screenwriter. Lees was best known for writing comedy, including several Abbott and Costello films. more…

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