The Night They Raided Minsky's

Synopsis: Rachel arrives in New York from her Amish community intent on becoming a dancer. Unfortunately Billy Minsky's Burlesque is hardly the place for her Dances From The Bible. But the show's comedian Raymond sees a way of wrong-footing the local do-gooders by announcing the new Paris sensation "Mme Fifi" and putting on Rachel's performance as the place is raided. All too complicated, the more so since her father is scouring the town for her and both Raymond and his straight-man Chick are falling for Rachel.
Genre: Comedy
99 min

Look, I pay you to be funny,

not nauseating. That was nauseating.

I'm sorry, Billy, but I just lost a bet.

Yeah. I beg him not to bet me.

He always loses.

- I do not!

- Of course you do.

- Look...

- All right, all right, never mind.

- Hand me that chair, will you?

- What chair?

That one. Hurry.

- There's no chair there.

- Of course there is. Don't be ridiculous.

Look, you say there's no chair there,

and I say there is.

Will you give me a buck if I'm wrong?

- You've got a bet!

- Okay, I'm wrong. See what I mean?

How many times did I tell you?

I don't like you coming across the street

in the middle of a performance.

Mr. Minsky, look,

we just finished "Crazy House"

and there's six and a half minutes to go

before "Two Gentlemen."

I don't care. Goodbye, goodbye!

I'm talking business with my father.

Yes, the renewal of the lease.

And I have come here to help you.

Some help.

Like a broken arm to a butcher!


Very nicely put, "Oh!"

I wish I'd thought of that.

Trim Houlihan! My favorite patron!

Now, what would Minsky's Burlesque

be without you?

I ain't putting no money

into burlesque, Minsky.

Well, who said anything

about putting money...

I didn't say anything.

Did you hear me say...

Hey, the girls in the show,

they all good girls?

I mean, come on now,

they can't all be good girls.

Well, some yes and some no.

What do you say about 50 percent?

I mean, not more than half of them

can be good girls.

Look, Trim, I'm considering

taking in a full partner.

Now, you could buy in

for a measly two-hundred grand.

A hundred and ninety.

For you, your old man'll take back

a small second.

Besides, I ain't so sure

that burlesque is a good investment.

But Minsky's Burlesque is.

Look, Trim, would you invest in a swamp?

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Arnold Schulman

Arnold Schulman (born August 11, 1925) is an American playwright, screenwriter, producer, a songwriter and novelist. He was a stage actor long associated with the American Theatre Wing and the Actors Studio. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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