Goof: Albert Miris is seen going into a theatre on September 8, 1931, with a poster reading "Escapades of 1933."
There is a scene where at the theater, a sign reads: "Dish Night." During the Depression, on designated nights (usually a slow night like Tuesday or Wednesday, never on a Friday when they start showing the new weekly movies) the ushers would give a china dish to all adult ticket holders, with a different dish being given each week. It turned out to be a clever way to get people to go to the movies, and for the people to stock their cupboard with a set of new dishes.
Goof: The projectionist is heard saying "...talkies are just a fad." The first all talking film, Lights of New York, had been released in 1928, so by 1931, talking films were well established and the thought of returning to silent movies would not be a valid statement for that date.
Karpeles: Five years. For five years I play it straight and they nail me on a bum rap like this.
Ness: Sure, Karpeles, you're as innocent as a newborn babe.
Karpeles: That jury didn't want evidence. They wanted a patsy.
Ness: (to Karpeles) I just wanted to look at the number one sucker of all time. A guy who's rotting in prison while someone outside's sitting on a million bucks laughing his head off.
Mendoza: (about Karpeles) A man in for life for something he didn't do is liable to be annoyed.
Sally: Sometimes you disgust me.
Varsey: But not all the time, huh, baby?
Milton: (to Sally) I'm all talk and no action and you're used to all action and no talk.
Sally: You're not rolling.
Hobson: All of a sudden I have a feeling I'm not going to win.
Varsey: (about Sally) She needs me like ham needs eggs.
Ness: I'd sure like to know what's in that theatrer.
Hobson: (pulls out a screwdriver) Shall we take a look?
Ness: What's the penalty for illegal entry in this state?
Mendoza: (as Ness and Hobson smash in) People have been known to get killed breaking into places like this.
Hobson: What's the story on Varsey?
Ness: It's no fairy tale.
Karpeles: Why don't you get off my back, Ness? Everytime you show up I have an accident.
Varsey: Ain't you gonna be late for work?
Sally: I quit.
Varsey: What are you gonna do for dough?
Sally: No, what are you gonna do for dough?
Varsey: Maybe we oughta forget it. Suppose she starts screaming?
Collier: She starts to scream, she'll wish she hadn't.
Varsey: You can't pin a murder on me.
Ness: Try us.
Karpeles: You hurt my feelings, Arnie. You give a party and don't invite your old friends.
Mendoza: I'll kill her! I swear, I'll kill her!
Ness: You won't kill her. If you do you'll be standing naked and you haven't got the stomach for it.
Sally: (to Varsey) You're my crown of thorns.