Thursday Quotes: Movie Quotes 1960’s Part II

Sound of MusicScene from Sound of Music

The Sound of Music (1965):

“I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children, and definitely not for me. It would be too humiliating.”

BatmanScene from Batman

Batman (1965):

“Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.”

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the ForumScene from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966):

“If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a hundred times. Do not fan the girls when they’re wet! But you’ll never learn, you’ll be a eunuch all your life.”

The Good, the Bad & the UglyScene from The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966):

“When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk.

Who's Afraid of Virginia WoolfScene from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966):

“Now that we’re through with Humiliate the Host…and we don’t want to play Hump the Hostess yet…how about a little round of Get the Guests?”

Bonnie & ClydeScene from Bonnie & Clyde

Bonnie & Clyde (1967):

“We rob banks.”

Cool Hand LukeScene from Cool Hand Luke

Cool Hand Luke (1967):

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.”

The GraduateScene from The Graduate

The Graduate (1967):

“Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me, aren’t you?”

Night of the Living DeadScene from Night of the Living Dead

Night of the Living Dead (1968):

“Yeah, they’re dead. They’re all messed up.”

The Odd CoupleScene from The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple (1968):

“I can’t take it anymore, Felix. I’m crackin’ up. Everything you do irritates me. And when you’re not here, the things I know you’re gonna do when you come in irritate me. You leave me little notes on my pillow. I told you 158 times – I cannot stand little notes on my pillow. ‘We are all out of Corn Flakes. F.U.’ It took me three hours to figure out that ‘F.U.’ was Felix Unger. It’s not your fault, Felix. It’s a rotten combination, that’s all.”

OliverScene from Oliver

Oliver (1968):

“Please, sir. I want some more.”

Planet Of The ApesScene from Planet Of The Apes

Planet of the Apes (1968):

“Take your stinkin’ paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”

The ProducersScene from The Producers

The Producers (1968):

“I’m wet. I’m wet. I’m hysterical and I’m wet. I’m in pain and I’m wet, and I’m still hysterical.”

The Producers 2Scene from The Producers

The Producers (1968):

“Hitler was better looking than Churchill, he was a better dresser than Churchill, he had more hair, he told funnier jokes, and he could dance the pants off of Churchill.”

2001: A Space OdysseyScene from 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968):

“Look, Dave, I can see you’re really upset about this. I honestly think you ought to sit down calmly, take a stress pill, and think things over.”

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance KidScene from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969):

“Kid – the next time I say, ‘Let’s go someplace like Bolivia,’ let’s go someplace like Bolivia.”

The Italian JobScene from The Italian Job

The Italian Job (1969):

“You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off.”

Midnight CowboyScene from Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy (1969):

“(Hey!) I’m walking here! I’m walking here!”

The Prime of Miss Jean BrodieScene from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969):

“Little girls, I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.”

The Wild BunchScene from The Wild Bunch

The Wild Bunch (1969):

“If they move, kill ’em.”

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A Quote on Thursday: 1960’s Part 1

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis and Joan Cra...

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis and Joan Crawford from the film Category:Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome back down memory lane – this week I’m gonna take a look at some of the quotes from films of the first half of the 1960’s. Now how many of these classics can you recall:

 

English: Screenshot of Jack Lemmon and Shirley...

English: Screenshot of Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine in the trailer of the film The Apartment (1960) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Apartment (1960):
“Did you hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you.”
Shut up and deal!”

Elmer Gantry

Elmer Gantry (Photo credit: Père Ubu)

Elmer Gantry (1960):
“I’ve heard many a powerful Bible-walloper, but you not only put the fear of God into them, you scared the hell out of ’em.”

A scene from The Little Shop of Horrors.

A scene from The Little Shop of Horrors. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 The Little Shop of Horrors (1960):
“I didn’t mean it.”

The Magnificent Seven, 1960

The Magnificent Seven, 1960 (Photo credit: thefoxling)

The Magnificent Seven (1960):
“The old man was right, only the farmers won. We lost. We’ll always lose.”

PsychoNorman says HELLO!

Psycho (1960):
“Well, a boy’s best friend is his mother.”

Psycho 2Home Sweet Home

Psycho (1960):
“Mother, my mother, uh, what is the phrase? – She isn’t qu-quite herself today.”

Cover of "Spartacus"

Cover of Spartacus

Spartacus (1960):
“I am Spartacus.”

 

Cover of "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Cover of Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961):
“Listen, you know those days when you get the mean reds…No, the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re just sad, that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid, and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Did you ever get that feeling?…When I get it, the only thing that does any good is to jump into a cab and go to Tiffany’s. Calms me down right away.”

The Birdman of AlcatrazScene from The Birdman of Alcatraz

The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962):
“That man has been a thorn in my side for over 40 years. But one thing about him – he never lied to me.”

Cover of "Dr. No (Two-Disc Ultimate Editi...

Cover of Dr. No (Two-Disc Ultimate Edition)

 Dr. No (1962):
“…Bond. James Bond.”

 

Cropped screenshot of Joan Crawford from the f...

Cropped screenshot of Joan Crawford from the film Category:Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (1962):
“You wouldn’t be able to do these awful things to me if I weren’t still in this [wheel] chair.”
But ya are, Blanche! Ya are in that chair!”

Cover of "Hud"

Cover of Hud

Hud (1963):
“The only question I ever ask any woman is: ‘What time is your husband coming home?'”

Carry On (film series)

Carry On (film series) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Carry on Cleo (1964):
“Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me.”

English: Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muf...

English: Peter Sellers as President Merkin Muffley in Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Strangelove (1964):
“Mr. President, I’m not saying we wouldn’t get our hair mussed, but I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops, that is, depending on the breaks.”

English: The War Room with the Big Board from ...

English: The War Room with the Big Board from Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 film, Dr. Strangelove. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr. Strangelove (1964):
“Gentlemen. You can’t fight in here. This is the War Room!”

James Bond 007: Goldfinger

James Bond 007: Goldfinger (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Goldfinger (1964):
“My name is Pussy Galore.”
I must be dreaming.”

English: Screenshot of Julie Andrews from the ...

English: Screenshot of Julie Andrews from the trailer for the film Mary Poppins (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mary Poppins (1964):
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

My Fair LadyScene from My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady (1964):
“Come on. Dover! Come on, Dover! Move yer bloomin’ arse!”

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theatrical poster (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Night of the Iguana (1964):
“There are worse things than chastity, Mr. Shannon.”
Yeah, lunacy and death.”

Psycho 1960 film (Madame Tussauds London).

Psycho 1960 film (Madame Tussauds London). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And so that’s that for this week’s quotes. I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have putting it together and I’ll be back next week with the second part of quotations from some of the classic movies of the 1960’s. Till next week then, Slán Leat!

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A Quote on Thursday: 1950’s Part II

Welcome to Part Two of my collection of quotes from films created in the 1950’s. Some cracking ones and some classic films … can you remember these:

Marty (1955)Scene from Marty

Marty (1955):

“All right, so I’ll go to the Stardust Ballroom. I’ll put on a blue suit, and I’ll go. And you know what I’m gonna get for my trouble? Heartache. A big night of heartache.”

Mister RobertsScene from Mister Roberts

Mister Roberts (1955):

“Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what’s all this crud about no movie tonight!”

James Dean, "Rebel Without a Cause",...

James Dean, “Rebel Without a Cause”, 1955 (Photo credit: thefoxling)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955):

“You’re tearing me apart! You, you say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again!”

Marilyn Monroe's skirt blows upwards in the 19...

Marilyn Monroe’s skirt blows upwards in the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch directed by Billy Wilder. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 The Seven Year Itch (1955):

“It’s just my imagination. Some people have flat feet. Some people have dandruff. I have this appalling imagination…”

To Catch a Thief (1955) features Hitchcock on ...

To Catch a Thief (1955) features Hitchcock on a bus alongside Cary Grant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

To Catch a Thief (1955):

“You want a leg or a breast?”

English: Screenshot from the trailer of Invasi...

English: Screenshot from the trailer of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). Film trailers from before 1964 are in the public domain. Source: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/index.jsp?cid=87210. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956):

“Look, you fools. You’re in danger. Can’t you see? They’re after you. They’re after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They’re here already. You’re next!”

Cover of "The King and I (50th Anniversar...

Cover via Amazon

The King and I (1956):

 “When I shall sit, you shall sit. When I shall kneel, you shall kneel. Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.”

Screenshot from the film The Searchers directe...

Screenshot from the film The Searchers directed by John Ford. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Searchers (1956):

“Let’s go home, Debbie.”

Cropped screenshot of Edward G. Robinson from ...

Cropped screenshot of Edward G. Robinson from the trailer for the film The Ten Commandments. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Ten Commandments (1956):

“So let it be written, so let it be done.”

Cover of "The Bridge on the River Kwai"

Cover of The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957):

But don’t you see. It’s a matter of principle. If we give in now, there’ll be no end to it. No…I’m adamant. I will not have an officer from my battalion working as a coolie!”

The Incredible Shrinking ManScene from The Incredible Shrinking Man

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957):

“That’s silly, honey. People just don’t get smaller.”

Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco and Burt Lancaster...

Tony Curtis as Sidney Falco and Burt Lancaster as J. J. Hunsecker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sweet Smell of Success  (1957):

“I’d hate to take a bite out of you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.”

Cropped screenshot of Tyrone Power from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Tyrone Power from the trailer for the film Witness for the Prosecution (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Witness For the Prosecution (1957):

“Killed him? She executed him.”

Cover of "Vertigo (Collector's Edition)"

Cover of Vertigo (Collector’s Edition)

Vertigo (1958):

“Well, I’ll wear the darn clothes if you want me to – if-if you’ll just, just like me.”

Cropped screenshot of Charlton Heston from the...

Cropped screenshot of Charlton Heston from the trailer for the film Ben Hur (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ben-Hur (1959):

“Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That’s good. Hate keeps a man alive.”

North By Northwest

North By Northwest (Photo credit: Stewf)

North by Northwest (1959):

“…in the world of advertising, there’s no such thing as a lie. There’s only the expedient exaggeration. You ought to know that.”

Cropped screenshot from the trailer for the fi...

Cropped screenshot from the trailer for the film Rio Bravo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rio Bravo (1959):

“I guess they’ll let you in the front door from now on.”

Some Like It Hot Scene from Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot (1959):

“Look at that! Look how she moves. That’s just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motors. I tell you, it’s a whole different sex!”

Well that’s my film quotes from this post, but I’ll be back soon with another collection of film quotes – this time from the 1960’s, so watch this space. And that’s a wrap!!!

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A Quote on Thursday: 1950s Part 1

Welcome back to “A Quote on Thursday”, our weekly look at quotes connected in some way to the world of film. After finishing the 1940s last week, this week we are going to look at films from the 1950s and again I bet its a case of fondful memories. How many of these films do you remember?

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis from All Abo...

Cropped screenshot of Bette Davis from All About Eve. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)All About Eve (1950):

All About Eve (1950):
Fasten your seat-belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

 
 

Edmond O'Brien from D.O.A. (1950 movie)

Edmond O’Brien from D.O.A. (1950 movie) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

D.O.A. (1950):
Can I help you?”
“I’d like to see the man in charge.”
In here…”
“I want to report a murder.”
Sit down. Where was this murder committed?”
“San Francisco, last night.”
Who was murdered?”
“I was.”

 
 

Screenshot taken by me (Icea) from the trailer...

Screenshot taken by me (Icea) from the trailer to the movie Sunset Blvd. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sunset Boulevard (1950):
You know, this floor used to be wood, but I had it changed. Valentino said, ‘there’s nothing like tile for a tango.'”

 
 

Screenshot of Humphrey Bogart from the trailer...

Screenshot of Humphrey Bogart from the trailer for the film The African Queen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The African Queen (1951):
If there’s anything in the world I hate, it’s leeches – filthy little devils!”

 
 

An American in Paris (1951)

An American in Paris (1951) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An American in Paris (1951):
That’s, uh, quite a dress you almost have on…What holds it up?”

 
 

English: Montgomery Clift from premiere video ...

English: Montgomery Clift from premiere video of A Place in the Sun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Place in the Sun (1951):
I love you. I’ve loved you since the first moment I saw you. I guess maybe I’ve even loved you before I saw you.

 
 

Portrait of Marlon Brando, "Streetcar Nam...

Portrait of Marlon Brando, “Streetcar Named Desire” 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951):
“Hey Stell – Lahhhhh! Hey, Stell – Lahhhh!”

 
 

Cropped screenshot of Gary Cooper from the tra...

Cropped screenshot of Gary Cooper from the trailer for the film High Noon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

High Noon (1952):
It’s no good. I’ve got to go back, Amy…They’re making me run. I’ve never run from anybody before.”

 
 

The Quiet Man (1952)The Quiet Man (1952)

The Quiet Man (1952):
No patty fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times. Hold on to your hats.

 
 

English: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donal...

English: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O’Connor in Singin’ in the Rain trailer Français : Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds et Donald O’Connor dans le film-annonce de Chantons sous la pluie (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952):
You mean it’s gonna say up on the screen that I don’t talk and sing for myself?… But they can’t do that!…They can’t make a fool outta Lina Lamont! They can’t make a laughing stock outta Lina Lamont! What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why I make more money than…than…than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!”

 
 

Cropped screenshot of Burt Lancaster and Debor...

Cropped screenshot of Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr from the film From Here to Eternity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Here to Eternity (1953):
I never knew it could be like this. Nobody ever kissed me the way you do. (Nobody?) No, nobody.”

 
 

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, an example of Techni...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, an example of Technicolor filming in 1950s Hollywood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953):
Song: “A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

 
 

how to marry a millionaire - Marilyn Monroe

how to marry a millionaire – Marilyn Monroe (Photo credit: quicheisinsane)

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953):
Look at Roosevelt, look at Churchill, look at old fella what’s his name in The African Queen.”

 
 

Cropped screenshot of Audrey Hepburn and Grego...

Cropped screenshot of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck from the trailer for the film Roman Holiday. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Roman Holiday (1953):
The Mouth of Truth. Legend is that if you’re given to lying, you put your hand in there, it’ll be bitten off.”

 
 

English: A photograph promoting the film The W...

English: A photograph promoting the film The Wild One depicts actor Marlon Brando. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Wild One (1953):
“Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?”
What’ve you got?”

 
 

English: Screenshot of trailer for 1954 film T...

English: Screenshot of trailer for 1954 film The Caine Mutiny (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Caine Mutiny (1954):
Mr. Maryk, you may tell the crew for me there are four ways of doing things on board my ship. The right way, the wrong way, the Navy way, and my way. (If) They do things my way, we’ll get along.

 
 

On the WaterfrontScene from On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront (1954):
Charley, it was you. You remember that night in the Garden you came down to my dressing room and said kid, this ain’t your night. We’re goin’ for the price on Wilson. You remember that? This ain’t your night! My night, I could’ve taken Wilson apart. So what happens? He gets the title shot outdoors in a ballpark, and what do I get? — A one way ticket to Palookaville. You was my brother, Charley, you should’ve looked out for me a little bit. You should’ve taken care of me just a little bit so I wouldn’t have to take them dives for the short end money…”
“I had some bets down for ya, you saw some money.”
“…You don’t understand! I could’ve had class. I could’ve been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am. Let’s face it. It was you, Charley.”

 
 

White ChristmasScene from White Christmas

White Christmas (1954):
Let’s just say we’re doing it for a pal in the Army.”

 
 

 The Court Jester

The Court Jester (1955):
I’ve got it! I’ve got it! The pellet with the poison’s in the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?”
“Right. But there’s been a change. They broke the chalice from the palace!”
They broke the chalice from the palace?”
“And replaced it with a flagon.”
A flagon…?”
“With the figure of a dragon.”
Flagon with a dragon.”
“Right.”
But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle?”
“No! The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!”
The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.”
“Just remember that…”

And that’s this week’s “A Quote on Thursday”. So how many of these classics have you watched? Or even more appropriately, how many times have you watched these classics. Well, you’ve a week to consider that, because I’ll be back next week with another collection of classic film quotes from the 1950s. And that’s a Wrap!


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A Quote on Thursday: 1940 Cinema Part 2

Welcome back to ‘A Quote on Thursday’. This week I’ve a number of quotations taken from films that were released from 1944 to 1949. I’m sure you’ll remember several of these productions, so why not count up how many you remember!

Laura (1944)

Laura (1944) (Photo credit: twm1340)

Laura (1944):

I don’t use a pen. I write with a goose quill dipped in venom.

 

Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the tr...

Cropped screenshot of Judy Garland from the trailer for the film Meet Me in St. Louis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Meet Me In St. Louis (1944):

I can’t believe it. Right here where we live – right here in St. Louis.”

 

To Have and To Have NotTo Have and To Have Not (1944)

To Have and To Have Not (1944):

You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together – and blow.”


English: Screenshot of Bing Crosby from the fi...

English: Screenshot of Bing Crosby from the film The Bells of St. Mary’s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945):

If you ever need anything, no matter what it is or wherever you happen to be – “
Yes, I know. I just dial O for O’Malley.”

 

English: James Cagney & Sylvia Sidney in Blood...

English: James Cagney & Sylvia Sidney in Blood on the Sun – cropped screenshot (original image : see source) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Blood on the Sun (1945):

Sure, forgive your enemies, but first get even.”

 

The Naughty Nineties (1945)The Naughty Nineties (1945)

The Naughty Nineties (1945):

Now on the St. Louis team, we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third.”
That’s what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellas on the St. Louis team.”
I’m telling ya: Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know’s on third…”

 

The Big Sleep (1946)The Big Sleep (1946)

The Big Sleep (1946):

So you’re a private detective. I didn’t know they existed, except in books, or else they were greasy little men snooping around hotel corridors.”

 

Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones- ''Duel in the S...

Joseph Cotten, Jennifer Jones- ”Duel in the Sun” 1946 (Photo credit: Movie-Fan)

Duel in the Sun (1946):

You always said you could shoot. I never believed ya.”

 

A distraught George Bailey (James Stewart) ple...

A distraught George Bailey (James Stewart) pleads for help from Mr. Potter. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946):

Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don’t care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me, Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. I want to live again. Please, God, let me live again.”

 

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948):

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the Invisible Man.”

 

  Key Largo (1948)Key Largo (1948)

Key Largo (1948):

One thing I can’t stand, it’s a dame that’s drunk.”

 

Western ~ "Red River", 1948

Western ~ “Red River”, 1948 (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)

Red River (1948):

Cherry was right, you’re soft. You should’ve let him kill me, ’cause I’m gonna kill you. I’ll catch up with ya! I don’t know when, but I’ll catch up. Every time you turn around, expect to see me. ‘Cause one time you’ll turn around and I’ll be there. I’ll kill ya, Matt.

 

adam's_rib_(1949)

adam’s_rib_(1949) (Photo credit: newhousedesign)

Adam’s Rib (1949):

Licorice, mmmm. If there’s anything I’m a sucker for, it’s licorice.”

 

  Champion (1949)Champion (1949)

Champion (1949):

I suppose you know you have a wonderful body. I’d like to do it in clay.

 

Western ~ "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon"...

Western ~ “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon”, 1949 (Photo credit: e r j k p r u n c z y k)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949):

Don’t apologize – it’s a sign of weakness.”

 

screenshot of Virginia Mayo and James Cagney f...

screenshot of Virginia Mayo and James Cagney from the film White Heat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

White Heat (1949):

Made it, Ma! Top of the world!”

 

Travers in his most memorable role, as Clarenc...

Travers in his most memorable role, as Clarence Odbody in It’s a Wonderful Life (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And sure that’s that for this week. This completes my look at quotations from films of the 1940s, but I’ll be back next week with a selection of films from the 1950s. And that’s a Wrap!!!

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Thursday Quotes: 1940s Cinema – Part 1

This screenshot shows Sydney Greenstreet and H...

This screenshot shows Sydney Greenstreet and Humphrey Bogart in a discussion about whether Sam (Dooley Wilson) will come to work for Greenstreet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome back to our weekly look at quotations connected to the world of cinema. In recent weeks I have looked at quotations taken from films of the 1920s and 1930s, but this week I’m going to take my first look at quotations taken from films which were released in the 1940s. So how many of these pictures do you remember, or even better, can you recall these famous cinematic quotes?

Trailer for the 1940 black and white film The ...

Trailer for the 1940 black and white film The Grapes of Wrath. John Carradine as Jim Casy, former preacher. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940):
Well, maybe it’s like Casy says. A fella ain’t got a soul of his own – just a little piece of a big soul. The one big soul that belongs to everybody…Then it don’t matter. I’ll be all around in the dark. I’ll be everywhere – wherever you can look. Wherever there’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Wherever there’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there. I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad. I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry and they know supper’s ready. And when the people are eatin’ the stuff they raise, and livin’ in the houses they build, I’ll be there, too.”

 

Trailer for the 1940 black and white film The ...

Trailer for the 1940 black and white film The Grapes of Wrath. John Qualen as Muley Graves, neighbor in Oklahoma. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940):
That’s what makes us tough. Rich fellas come up and die and their kids ain’t no good, and they die out. But we keep a-comin’. We’re the people that live. They can’t wipe us out. They can’t lick us. And we’ll go on forever, Pa… ’cause… we’re the people.”

 

Scene from His Girl Friday

Scene from His Girl Friday (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

His Girl Friday (1940):
He’s got a lot of charm.”
He comes by it naturally. His grandfather was a snake.

 

My Little Chickadee

My Little Chickadee (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Little Chickadee (1940):
Any time you’ve got nothing to do and lots of time to do it, come up.”

 

A screenshot of Judith Anderson and Joan Fonta...

A screenshot of Judith Anderson and Joan Fontaine in Rebecca (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rebecca (1940):
You’re overwrought, madam. I’ve opened a window for you. A little air will do you good. Why don’t you go? Why don’t you leave Manderley? He doesn’t need you. He’s got his memories. He doesn’t love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You’ve nothing to stay for. You’ve nothing to live for really, have you? Look down there. It’s easy, isn’t it? Why don’t you? Why don’t you? Go on. Go on. Don’t be afraid!”

 

The Thief of Bagdad (1940)

The Thief of Bagdad (1940) (Photo credit: mikemennonno)

The Thief of Bagdad:
This is the Land of Legend, where everything is possible when seen through the eyes of youth!”

 

A deep focus shot: everything, including the h...

A deep focus shot: everything, including the hat in the foreground and the boy (young Kane) in the distance, is in sharp focus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Citizen Kane (1941):
I think it would be fun to run a newspaper.”

 

Sara Allgood as Beth Morgan and Roddy McDowall...

Sara Allgood as Beth Morgan and Roddy McDowall as Huw Morgan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How Green Was My Valley (1941):
Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still – real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever.”

 

Main title frame from the 1941 public domain t...

Main title frame from the 1941 public domain trailer for the Warner Bros. film The Maltese Falcon. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Maltese Falcon (1941):
You, you imbecile! You bloated idiot! You stupid fathead!”

 

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)

Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941):
I was in love with a beautiful blonde once, dear. She drove me to drink. That’s the one thing I’m indebted to her for.”

 

Screenshot of the title screen of the trailer.

Screenshot of the title screen of the trailer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Casablanca (1942):
Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake…Play it, Sam. Play ‘As Time Goes By.'”

 

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a romant...

Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in a romantic scene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Casablanca (1942):
Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

 

Screenshot of Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, Cl...

Screenshot of Paul Henreid, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains and Humphrey Bogart from the trailer for the film Casablanca. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Casablanca (1942):
If that plane leaves the ground and you’re not with him, you’ll regret it.”
No.”
– “Maybe not today, and maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life.”

 

Cover of "The Major and the Minor (Univer...

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The Major and the Minor (1942):
Why don’t you get out of that wet coat and into a dry martini?”

 

screenshot of James Cagney from the trailer fo...

screenshot of James Cagney from the trailer for the film Yankee Doodle Dandy (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942):
Ladies and gentlemen. My mother thanks you. My father thanks you. My sister thanks you. And I thank you.”

 

Cropped screenshot of Edward G. Robinson from ...

Cropped screenshot of Edward G. Robinson from the trailer for the film Double Indemnity (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Double Indemnity (1944):
It was a hot afternoon, and I can still remember the smell of honeysuckle all along that street. How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle?”

 

Cover of "Going My Way (Universal Cinema ...

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Going My Way (1944):
Y’know, at one time I had quite a decision to make: whether to write the nation’s songs or go my way.

 

The added gas chamber ending was unneeded, Wil...

The added gas chamber ending was unneeded, Wilder realized, so he shelved it (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And so that’s it for this week’s Thursday Quotes, but if you’re enjoying reminising these quotes from some of your most favourite films, don’t despair, sure I’ll be back next week with another bunch just for you. Now after all these quotations from the world of classic film, don’t ya have that longing to throw on your favourite classics … and play them one more time!

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Thursday Quote: 1930s Cinema

Following on from last week, here’s a whole bunch more quotes taken from the films of the 1930s. You may recognize some of them and others may be new to you, but please enjoy:

Cropped screenshot of William Powell as Floren...

Cropped screenshot of William Powell as Florenz Ziegfeld from the trailer for The Great Ziegfeld (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Great Ziegfield (1936):

I’ve got to have more steps. I need more steps. I’ve got to get higher, higher!”


Cover of "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Remaste...

Cover of Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (Remastered)

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936):

And I say the fellas who can make the hill on high should stop once in a while and help those who can’t. That’s all I’m trying to do with this money. Help the fellas who can’t make the hill on high.”

Modern TimesEnd Shot of Modern Times

Modern Times (1936):

“…a practical device which automatically feeds your men while at work. Don’t stop for lunch. Be ahead of your competitor…the feeding machine will eliminate the lunch hour, increase your production, and decrease your overhead.”


English: L. to R. : William Powell, Carole Lom...

English: L. to R. : William Powell, Carole Lombard & Jean Dixon in My Man Godfrey – cropped screenshot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My Man Godfrey (1936):

Oh, Money, money, money! The Frankenstein Monster that destroys souls.”


Rose Marie (1936)Rose Marie (1936)

Rose Marie (1936):
Your dream prince, reporting for duty!”


The Awful TruthThe Awful Truth (1937)

The Awful Truth (1937):
I wouldn’t go on living with you if you were dipped in platinum.”


A Day at the RacesA Day at the Races

A Day at the Races (1937):

Emily, I have a little confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me and I’ll never look at any other horse.”


Snow white 1937 trailer screenshot (8)

Snow white 1937 trailer screenshot (8) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937):
Magic Mirror on the Wall. Who is the fairest one of all?”

Way Out WestLaurel & Hardy in Way Out West

Way Out West (1937):
Now that you’ve got the mine, I’ll bet you’ll be a swell gold digger.”


Errol Flynn as Robin Hood.

Errol Flynn as Robin Hood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938):
Overtaxed, overworked and paid off with a knife, a club or a rope.”
Why, you speak treason!”
Fluently.”


Cover of "Boys Town"

Cover of Boys Town

Boys Town (1938):
In a pinch I can be tougher than you are, and I guess maybe this is the pinch.”

You Can't Take it with YouYou Can’t Take it with You

You Can’t Take It With You (1938):
Well, sir, here we are again.”


The Adventures of Sherlock HolmesThe Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939):
“Elementary, my dear Watson.”


Gone With The Wind Scene 1Gone With The Wind Scene 1

Gone With The Wind (1939):
Lawdy! We got to have a doctor! I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.”


Gone With The Wind Scene 2Gone With The Wind Scene 2

Gone With The Wind (1939):
I’ll think about it tomorrow. Tara! Home. I’ll go home, and I’ll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!”


Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)Scene from Goodbye, Mr. Chips

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939):
“…a pity I never had children. But you’re wrong…I have…thousands of them…thousands of them…and all boys!”


Mr. Smith Goes to WashingtonMr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939):
I wouldn’t give you two cents for all your fancy rules if, behind them, they didn’t have a little bit of plain, ordinary, everyday kindness and a – a little looking out for the other fella, too…”


Ninotchka Scene from Ninotchka

Ninotchka (1939):
“…It’s midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.”


StagecoachStagecoach

Stagecoach (1939):
Well, they’re saved from the blessings of civilization.”


The Wizard of OzThe Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939):
Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”


The WomenThe Women

The Women (1939):
There’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society – outside of a kennel.”


Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights (1939):
I killed you. Haunt me then. Haunt your murderer. I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form. Drive me mad. Only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life. I cannot die without my soul.”

Cover of "Young Mr. Lincoln: The Criterio...

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Young Mr. Lincoln (1939):
No, I think I might go on a piece. Maybe to the top of that hill. ”


Frankenstein

Frankenstein (Photo credit: twm1340)

And that’s that for this week. I think you’ll agree that there is quite a lot of memorable quotations from some vintage classic films of the Golden Age of early film making. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and sure I’ll be back next week with some quotes taken from the movies of the 1940s. So Goodbye for now!

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee