Barney is visiting his brother, newspaper editor Larry Collier, when local gangs push out the white mobsters. Laurence explains that the local police captain, Dave Abbot, is in bed with the black gangs. He promises to get the goods on Abbot. After DA Scanlon and Lt. Pinari leave, Barney tells his brother to be careful and Larry, who is unaware of what Barney does, suggests they go on a fishing trip sometime. Before he goes, Barney tells Larry to take care of himself and says he’ll see him soon...Read the full recap
Larry: Hey, when are we going to take that fishing trip?
Barney: At your convenience.
Larry: At my convenience? You know, for an engineer, you sure get around a lot.
Barney: I do do that, big brother.
Barney: Jim, before we go any further, I have to say this again. I have no right to get you involved in my personal problem.
Paris: Barney, you’re wasting time.
Dana: That’s right.
Willy: Why do you think we’re here?
George Corley: May I ask what you do for a living, Mr. Morgan?
Barney: Well, Mr. Corley, right now I’m between jobs.
George Corley: Are you in need of money?
Barney: Not unless you call $4 money.
Millie Webster: Right on time.
Barney: You’re ready. That’s very unladylike.
Millie Webster: I must have gone to the wrong finishing school, sorry.
Millie Webster: I suppose you’d rather see whitey get it all.
Barney: Come on, Millie. A cat picks your pocket, it doesn’t matter what color its fingers are.
Millie Webster: Everything's computerized. Can you run Brucker 860?
Barney: Cut my teeth on a Brucker.
Millie Webster: You must have had some wild dental bills.
Jim: Hold it, Corley. Scanlon wants to talk to you.
George Corley: The DA? He’s wasting his time.
Jim: He won’t mind, he’s on salary.
Barney: Millie, listen to me. Listen to me. My name is not Cliff Morgan. It’s Barney Collier. Collier. Does that name mean anything to you?
Millie Webster: That newspaper man?
Barney: That’s right! He was my brother and they killed him. Hamp, Corley, and Abbot blew him to pieces. Yes I set you up! I would have set up the Joan of Arc to even the score for my brother. But it... it doesn’t even the score and that’s the toughest part of it.