Louis Minsky, if you do not now go at once to prevent thy son from bringing my daughter to...
Louis Minsky, if you do not now go at once to prevent thy son from bringing my daughter to such ignominy, I shall, as Agnon
did, raise the finger of righteousness
[raises index finger]
to call down the wrath of heaven.
My father, an Episcopal vestryman, used this
[raises pinkie finger]
as the finger of righteousness.
Bah! And again, Bah! There is no finger of righteousness. This
[raises pinkie and turns it in his ear]
is the finger of cleanliness. This
[raises ring finger]
is the finger of marital bliss
[points to wedding band]
is the finger of vengeance. This
[levels middle finger toward Fowler, palm downward]
is the finger of meddling in other people's lives
[pokes Fowler in chest with middle finger]
. And this
[sticks out thumb]
is the finger of transportation. It will get us a taxi to the theater. You speak with the fist of authority, gentlemen, but you do not know your fingers.
Clip duration: 36 seconds
Timestamp in movie: 01h 21m 18s
Uploaded: 04 November, 2022
Summary: A naive young Amish woman runs away from her home in Pennsylvania to New York City, where she hopes to act in religious stage plays but ends up performing in Burlesque theatre.