(Sam Howell (the Banker) to Emily)
Sam Howell: We all got together this morning and had a meeting with the Mayor. We thought you might like to know that next Saturday has been declared 'Jim Hefferan Day'.
Mr. Sawyer: You see Mrs. Hefferan, we've all been thinking that a man who has done so much for a town deserves recognition.
Sam Howell: Maybe you don't realize it Emily, but if it hadn't been for Jim, this town wouldn't be half of what it is today. We wouldn't have a hospital, or the Creamery, or a Laundry.
George Kirby: They are right Mrs. Hefferan, from what I hear Jim didn't make any money out of any of those things but he started them. I could use a man like Jimmy, he's got ideas.
Sam Howell: Maybe Jim hasn't made a success as a businessman Emily, but he has made a success as a Human Being. And that's the biggest success anybody could ask for. Think it over, Emily, don't throw away a lifetime of happiness if you haven't something to take its place.
(Emily to herself)
Emily: Strange how you can feel so strongly about something for so many years and years and then in one moment it changed completely. This house was awfully important to me, it meant security, but security isn't a house, it's two people in love with each other and willing to go through anything together, with that kind of security you've got everything and without it you've got nothing.
TV Adaptation of the 1948 film "Chicken Every Sunday", which starred Dan Dailey, Celeste Holm and Natalie Wood.
Based on the Screenplay by George Seaton and Valentine Davies from the stage play by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein.