"Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented” is a jocular quotation that has been printed on a poster. The line was said by Manhattan-born actor and comedian Jimmy Durante (1893-1980) in the film On an Island with You (1948).
Wikipedia: Jimmy Durante
James Francis “Jimmy” Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian, and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, New York accent, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America’s most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a Schnozzola, and the word became his nickname.
The Internet Movie Database
On an Island with You (1948)
107 min - Comedy | Musical | Romance - 3 May 1948 (USA)
While shooting on location in the South Pacific, a movie star is pursued by a handsome Naval officer who is convinced she is the girl for him.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2006
Classic Movie Quote of the Day
“Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented.”
-- Jimmy Durante
On An Island With You
“Drink is the greatest wrecker of men since women was invented.” RT @Mrexdj
9:40 AM - 17 Feb 2012