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Old 12-25-2008, 12:10 AM
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Movie that features 'Ask me no questions, i'll tell you no lies"??

I think there is a movie that features this quote quite a lot, mostly from the one character.
I think he says it 3 or 4 times throughout the movie, at one point i think he even starts the quote, and it's then finished off by one or two others.

This is quote broad but i hope someone can help.
Does anyone know what movie this is?
Old 12-25-2008, 10:28 AM
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Dont know the movie but the first time I came across this quote it was from an old English poem about smugglers in roundabout the nineteenth/eighteenth C.
Old 12-25-2008, 03:52 PM
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This is probably no help either but the first thing I thought of was "Don't Ask Me No Questions" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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Old 12-25-2008, 04:01 PM
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I think I know what you're referring to, but I can't recall the name of the film. Was it kinda "heartwarming" (gag...), from the early to mid 1980s?
Old 12-25-2008, 08:51 PM
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There was a movie I saw on TV years ago that the lady who played the Wicked Witch of the West was in, and she said that line. And the movie looked to be from the 40's or so.

Edit...I looked it up, apparently the movie is called "13 Ghosts" and it was made in 1960

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Old 12-26-2008, 02:41 AM
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I know it's not what the OP is thinking of, but is it sad that the only thing that pops into my head is a segment from "Kids in the Hall"? It's from the fourth season, the "Kitty is Missing!" noir 'film' parody.

(Detective Peter Prince, played by Scott Thompson, goes out onto a balcony and looks down to see a sexy young man sunbathing on a chaise longue by the pool and eating an ice cube seductively. The Boy lowers his sunglasses.)

Boy: You must be the detective.

Prince: Who might you be?

Boy: Well, I'm not Kitty.

Prince: I didn't say you were. Can I, uh, ask you a few questions?

Boy: And I'll tell you a few lies.
The last line is repeated toward the end.

Kitty (played by the lovely Dave Foley): I just went to the corner store; I told Carlos!

(All look at the Boy.)

Boy: I forgot.

Mrs. Gold: You forgot? You forgot?! The only thing you're good for is fucking! Get out of my sight! (The Boy starts to walk away.) Well, thank you, Mr. Prince. You must feel proud, another case solved.

Prince: Just doing my job, ma'am. Kitty. (To the Boy) But there's still one thing that bothers me, Carlos. Why'd you lie about the milk?

Boy: I said I'd tell you a few lies.

(Cut to a bedroom. The Boy is handcuffed to the bed, smoking a cigarette. Prince sits on a chair, holding a drink.)

Boy: Hey, I thought you said I was under arrest, Detective Prince.

Prince: Well, you ARE in cuffs, aren't you?
Old 12-26-2008, 03:56 AM
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Oh goody I get to be a know it all for once.
AFAIK The lines originally come from a poem called the Smuggler Song penned by Rudyard Kipling

Five and twenty ponies,
Trotting through the dark -
Brandy for the Parson,
'Baccy for the Clerk;
Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie -
Watch the wall, my darling, while the Gentlemen go by.

Sorry but I have no idea about the movie
Old 12-26-2008, 04:23 AM
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Old 12-26-2008, 11:28 AM
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FWIW, Kipling also coined the phrase (the title and subject of one of his poems), "the female of the species is more deadly than the male," which, like the "Don't Ask Me No Questions" line which inspired Lynyrd Skynrd, also inspired a song, "The Female of the Species" by White Town.
Old 12-26-2008, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by The Scrivener View Post
FWIW, Kipling also coined the phrase (the title and subject of one of his poems), "the female of the species is more deadly than the male," which, like the "Don't Ask Me No Questions" line which inspired Lynyrd Skynrd, also inspired a song, "The Female of the Species" by White Town.
Are you thinking of "The Female of the Species" by Space?

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Old 12-26-2008, 12:24 PM
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Yep, you're right; White Town did "Your Woman," and I obviously didn't bother to check.

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