Quotes from the Movie City on Fire

The committee already decided on Kershaw.

Mr. Clark

I take this to mean that you won't accept the transfer?

Mr. Clark

Very well. (writes up a notice of termination) You'll get the usual severance pay and one week's vacation. (hands paper to Herman) You can present this to the paymaster. Good luck, Stover.

Mr. Clark

I hope you'll change your mind and join us up on the speakers' platform, Dr. Whitman.

Mayor William Dudley

It would look better, you know, the head of a new hospital.

Mayor William Dudley

Well what's eating you now? You have a new job and the city has a beautiful new hospital.

Mayor William Dudley

Well nothing is perfect. Everything is compromised. Now, if you're the mayor of a big city and you want to get things done, you have to learn to give and take.

Mayor William Dudley

Dr. Whitman? (Whitman stops and turns around) When I call on you, I expect you to come up and speak.

Mayor William Dudley

I'm in a hell of mess on this one, Johnny. I pushed for that refinery.

Mayor William Dudley

Come on, come on. I don't know what the hell to do. Can't get through on the phone to Risley or Abrams or anybody.

Mayor William Dudley

Goddammit Johnny don't humor me! I don't know how to deal with this one. On top of it all you pick today to go and get a heart attack. Hey, Johnny...

Mayor William Dudley

Now don't you go dying on me for Christ's sake, come on.

Mayor William Dudley

You mind telling me what's going on with the ambulances and-

Mayor William Dudley

You mind telling me what's going on out here?

Mayor William Dudley

Hero? Well the real heroes of this tragedy are the people of this fair city.

Mayor William Dudley

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