The Unholy Three (1930 film)

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The Unholy Three is a 1930 American film about a trio of former sideshow performers who double as criminals. The film is a sound remake of the silent 1925 film of the same name

Directed by Jack Conway. Written by Elliott Nugent, based on the novel by Tod Robbins.
Lon Chaney Talks  (taglines)

Professor Echo[edit]

  • That dick's got a line on us. We gotta think fast.

Rosie O'Grady[edit]

  • Go ahead, you yap! Fight among yourselves and see how long this racket lasts.
  • You take a tip from me - and blow.


Professor Echo: Now listen, you come in with me on this and I'll make you rich - plenty rich. Now, you see, my plan is so simple; so, Midget, that it scares ya.
Hercules: Well, I don't know. Are you sure?
Professor Echo: Sure! From tonight on we disappear. They'll look for the Midget, but there won't be no Midget. They'll find the fingerprints of the Echo, they'll be no Echo.
Hercules: It sounds kinda creepy.
Midget: I like it. It's unholy!
Professor Echo: That's us! The Unholy Three.

Hector McDonald: Oh, Rosie...
Rosie O'Grady: What?
Hector McDonald: Well, I - I was just gonna say it's wonderful the way your grandmother can make those birds talk.
Rosie O'Grady: Hector, she could make Coolidge talk.

Hector McDonald: Say, it's a lot of fun Christmas shopping, isn't it?
Rosie O'Grady: Yes. It's wonderful what you can get in a 5 and 10.
Hector McDonald: Oh, I know one young couple that furnished their whole apartment there. They have two children now.
Rosie O'Grady: Well, you can't get them at the 5 and 10!

Rosie O'Grady: [Both are laughing] Why, I... I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Professor Echo: Well, why - why not do a little of both? You know the old gag. That's all there is to life. A little laughter... a little tear.

Jeweler: [about one of the rubies] If that little rascal had swallowed it, we would have never recovered it.
Mrs. O'Grady: Oh, I would have recovered it all right.
Arlington: She means an emetic.
Jeweler: [They both laugh] What a sense of humor!

Professor Echo: You're gonna do that once too often and he'll tear you to pieces!
Hercules: Ah! You mean I'll tear him to pieces.
Professor Echo: Yeah, you and the Swiss Navy, you dumb cluck!

Professor Echo: You lay off of that guy. Or, how would you like a sock in the nose? !
Rosie O'Grady: Oh, cut it out! Nobody's gonna beat me up!

Rosie O'Grady: You know, Hector, I never thought I'd get a kick out of this Christmas bunk, but I do!
Hector McDonald: Ah, it's the greatest thing in the world.

Professor Echo: All right, bring the boob in with his Christmas tree. And remember, I'll be in the next room.
Rosie O'Grady: For crying out west!

Midget: You know you're afraid of him.
Hercules: Who's afraid of who?
Midget: You're the one that should have been the old woman.
Hercules: Hey, I'm not that kind of a guy.

Hercules: I'm sick of it!
Professor Echo: Yes and you're going to be a whole lot sicker if I don't do some fast thinkin'!
Hercules: I don't want to think about it. I want you to go out and leave me alone!
Professor Echo: Yes, If I left you alone you'd fry! The both you you'd fry!

Hector McDonald: It would be wonderful to be with you any night, eh, every night, eh, that is, eh, every evening.
Rosie O'Grady: Hector, you're gettin' very bold.
Hector McDonald: Well, I don't mean to be bold, but, ah Rosie, there's no use beating around the bush. You know how I feel.


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