A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 07, 2019
“I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee”

"I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee” is a saying that has been printed on many images. The saying is from the movie No Man of Her Own (1932), where the character “Babe” Stewart (played by Clark Gable) said this to Connie Randall (played by Carole Lombard).

Babe Stewart (Clark Gable) said:

“Darling, don’t be funny so early in the morning. I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee!”


Wikipedia: No Man of Her Own (1932 film)
No Man of Her Own is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic drama starring Clark Gable and Carole Lombard as a married couple in their only film together, several years before their own legendary marriage in real life. The movie was directed by Wesley Ruggles, and originated as an adaptation of No Bed of Her Own, a 1931 novel by Val Lewton, but ended up based more on a story by Benjamin Glazer and Edmund Goulding, although it retained the title it got from Lewton’s novel. It is not related to the 1950 film of the same name.

Released just three years after the stock market crash of 1929, the plot focuses on the character “Babe” Stewart (played by Gable), a card sharp and gambling cheat, and “Connie Randall”, a street-wise librarian with whom he develops a relationship. Prevalent themes throughout the story include crime, gambling, dishonesty, love, commitment and redemption.
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Written by
Novel (uncredited):
No Bed of Her Own (1931) by Val Lewton
Story:
Benjamin Glazer
Edmund Goulding
Screenplay:
Milton Herbert Gropper
Maurine Dallas Watkins

IMDb (The Internet Movie Database)
No Man of Her Own (1932)
Quotes

Babe Stewart: Darling, don’t be funny so early in the morning. I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee!

Google Books
Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound:
Paintings, Photographs, Musings, Recipes

By Marsha Glazière
Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse
2012
Pg. ?:
I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee. —Clark Gable

Google Books
Coffee:
The Magic Drink

By Hermilo Sabino Molina and Edith Teresa Molina
Kelowna, BC: Milo Molina and Edith Molina
2013
Pg. 14:
I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” Clark Gable.

Google Books
Coffee:
A Drink for the Devil

By Paul Chrystal
Stroud, UK: Amberley Publishing
2016
Pg. ?:
I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.
Clark Gable

Twitter
Sapori Fine Flavors
@SaporiFine
“I never laugh until I’ve had my coffee.” - Clark Gable #coffeequote #clarkgable #bestmedicine
12:50 PM - 2 Jan 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 07, 2019 • Permalink