Tommy Tyler (Sir John Mills), a lazy Caribbean sailor and his tomboy daughter, Spring (Hayley Mills), are out to search for a buried treasure. Tommy brings aboard William Ashton (James MacArthur), a young lawyer to help with the search. Ashton turns out to be handy when they encounter dangerous rivals. Tommy also tries to play match maker between Ashton and Spring-a difficult task indeed.
The Truth About Spring 1965 Best Quotes
Spring Tyler: I don’t know who you are or where you come from, but if that’s all you have to say, then shove off!
Cark: I could tell you where to go and you wouldn’t need a map.
Cark: Tyler, I could tell you where to go and you would need no map to get there.
Spring Tyler: I’m warning you, Tommy! You just better not start treating me like a girl!
Tommy Tyler: If you did what you were supposed to, I wouldn’t have to keep telling you, now would I?
Spring Tyler: Sure you would… just to keep in practice.
Spring Tyler: Once you get a hold on something you never let go. It’s enough to drive a body wild.
Tommy Tyler: Well it wouldn’t be any long drive for the likes of you.
Skelton: I take no particular pride in it, but after four wives, I consider myself in a position to know something about boredom.
Tommy Tyler: I’m Tommy Tyler. This *mouth* here is my daughter Spring.
William Ashton: Where do you usually sail, Mr. Tyler?
Tommy Tyler: Close to the wind.
Spring Tyler: Too close, if you ask me.
Tommy Tyler: Nobody asked you.
Tommy Tyler: You’d think with my brains and her mouth we’d be better off than we are.
Tommy Tyler: Your man here’s been good enough to supply me with a few odds and ends for the fish I sent over this morning.
Skelton: The price of fish seems to have gone up.
William Ashton: What do I do with these rags?
Spring Tyler: Those aren’t rags. They’re my clothes.
William Ashton: Sleeping in pajamas is something people do without even thinking about it. That’s all there is to it. People sleep in pajamas.
Tommy Tyler: I ain’t been much of a father to you have I? The day you were born I said to myself, here’s one for freedom. Here’s one they won’t get. The night you were launched I reckon I was the happiest guy alive. I couldn’t stop wondering what the finest thing I could do for you was. And then I knew… or I thought I knew. Well, that ‘fine thing’ is the life you have now. Only now I’m beginning to wonder if it was the right thing after all. Fathers don’t usually figure on their little girls growing up.
William Ashton: Isn’t anybody going to tell me what’s going on?
Spring Tyler: Not now. You’ll find out soon enough.
William Ashton: That’s what I’m afraid of.
Spring Tyler: What are you thinking so hard about?
William Ashton: You really want to know?
Spring Tyler: You tell me what it is, and I’ll tell you if I want to know.
William Ashton: Will you do me a big favor Spring?
Spring Tyler: What?
William Ashton: Stop calling me Ashton.
Spring Tyler: What am I supposed to call you?
William Ashton: Everybody else calls me Bill.
Spring Tyler: Alright, I’ll call you William.
William Ashton: [chagrined] Thank you. Goodnight Spring.
Spring Tyler: Goodnight Ashton.
Tommy Tyler: I ain’t gonna ask you why you weren’t here to get supper last night. And I ain’t gonna ask you why you weren’t here to get breakfast this morning. I ain’t even gonna ask you why you left the Sarah all alone without a soul on board. And I got other things in mind I ain’t gonna ask you about.