The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag is a 1992 American screwball comedy film about an ignored, small-town librarian who confesses to a murder she didn't commit to get attention.

Directed by Allan Moyle. Written by Grace Cary Bickley.
She was a nobody until someone found... (taglines)

Betty Lou[edit]

  • Look at this: Barry Manilow, Debbie Boone, Paul Anka in Vegas. This guy deserved to be shot.

Ann Orkin[edit]

  • Am I supposed to feel sorry for you? If you're unhappy, drink. Get laid. See a shrink like normal people.
  • Eight years I went to law school. Three times I took the bar. I finally get a client and my client is a lunatic.


  • You can have the house, the furniture. I don't want anything. Except Scarlett. I want the fucking dog.


Betty Lou: Why is it so hard to believe, that I might be exciting to other men? People have affairs. People have lovers. Why not me, Alex?
Alex: Because I never did. I never had anyone but you.
Betty Lou: You had everyone but me. You had Frank, and the boys, and the force and the bars and the games.

Alex: You know my wife?
Reba: Yeah.
Alex: How do you know she like gone with the wind?
Reba: She's a friend of mine.
Alex: Jesus, she knows everybody. Where the hell was I?
Reba: Well, sugar. I think that was a real good question.
Alex: What do you mean?
Reba: Where were you?


  • She was a nobody until someone found...
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