I don't care what question it is. You-don't-know-nothin'.
It's terrific, Rodolpho!
(to Rodolpho) You'll be quiet.
Look kid; you don't want to be picked up, do ya?
I don't like his whole way.
When am I gonna be a wife again, Eddie?
Eddie Carbone, his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine are Italian descendants living in Red Hook, New York near the waterfront. He is a longshoreman and he has arranged for Beatrice's cousins to arrive at the docks illegally from Italy.
He loves me!
Don't say that, for God's sake! This is the oldest racket in the country.
Beatrice's cousins, Marco and Rodolpho come to stay with Eddie's family. Rodolpho is a fun character and Catherine has an instant attraction to him which Eddie doesn't seem to like.
You mean to tell me that there's no law that a guy which he ain't right can go to work and marry a girl and-?
She wants to get married, Eddie. She can't marry you, can she?
Eddie and Beatrice's relationship is becoming strained because Eddie is becoming obsessed with Catherine and Rodolpho's relationship. He doesn't like it and Beatrice feels neglected and wants him to let Catherine make her own way in the world.
It's wonderful. He sings, he cooks, he could make dresses...
Can you lift this chair?
Catherine and Eddie have a conversation about her relationship with Rodolpho. Eddie tries to warn her that Rodolpho is only interested in her so he can get American citizenship after he marries her. This makes Catherine cry.
Eddie seeks advice from an Italian lawyer his father knew, Mr Alfieri, to try and split up Catherine and Rodolpho. Eddie implies that Rodolpho is gay & only wants to marry Catherine for an American passport. Alfieri thinks Eddie likes Catherine a little too much.
At the apartment, Eddie is frustrated with Alfieri's advice and takes matters into his own hands. He belittles Rodolpho in front of everyone and punches him whilst sparring. Marco feels protective over his brother and shows Eddie that he is a strong man, too.