February 15 – Glass House?

Glass House? My windows,
were all broken long ago,
Old age benefit!

McCarthy: You’ve been drinking alone, Pauly. I don’t like that.

Beigler: Drop the stone, Counselor. You live in a glass house.

McCarthy: My windows were busted a long time ago, so I can say as I please.

From the movie, Anatomy of a Murder – This dialogue was between young lawyer Paul Beigler (Jimmy Stewart) and his friend, Parnell Emmett McCarthy (Arthur O’Connell). Beigler refers to McCarthy as, “One of the world’s great men”

Have to say that the exchange is only in the movie and not in the book of the same name.

In the book, Beigler watches McCarthy stumble out of his office on New Years Eve and says to himself, “To Parnell Emmett Joseph McCarthy – one of the world’s obscure great men.”

Would be interesting to find out why the name was shortened for the movie.

Both the movie and the book are HIGHLY RECOMMENED.

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