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...

Cover via Amazon

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

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Why Nenagh – Film & Television Connections

Mystery PersonThere are many talented people associated with Nenagh town and it’s environs and none moreso than in the area of film and television. In fact, there are people living are connected to the vicinity of North Tipperary itself that would surprise you. This week I’m going to take a look at some of these world famous names, because you’d never know who’d you meet along any of Nenagh’s historic streets.

Rex IngramSo why not start with the big man himself. Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock, later to become known as Rex Ingram, was born in Rathmines in Dublin. As a young man his family moved to North Tipperary, whereby his father was employed as a verger in the Borrisokane Church of Ireland and also the Nenagh Church of Ireland. He lived for approximately eighteen months in Nenagh and it was here where he viewed his first moving picture. That was in 1901 at a traveling circus. The experience obviously stuck with him, because as we all know, Rex went on to become one of the great pioneers of Hollywood in the silent era. A plaque in his honour was erected in the town at the house where he lived amongst us by the Nenagh Silent Film Festival Committee in February 2013. He died on July 21st 1950, which was 63 years ago this very week.

MartinSheenYou see, there’s more than one president connected to North Tipperary (see President Barack Obama of Moneygall, which is on the border of County Tipperary and County Offaly and is just 12 miles from Nenagh town) and also (President Ronald Reagan of Ballyporeen, County Tipperary). The world renowned Hollywood actor and star of The West Wing, Martin Sheen, has very strong connections to North Tipperary. His family roots are from the Borrisokane area, which is just ten miles from Nenagh town, and it was from here where his mother emigrated to the United States. Martin is a proud son of North Tipperary and is a regular visitor to the area.

Patrick BerginHere’s another famous Hollywood actor who lives within our midst here in North Tipperary. Patrick Bergin lives in a castle that is situated near Cloughjordan and this town-land is just a ten minute drive from Nenagh town. Patrick has plenty of form as an actor including Sleeping with the Enemy, in which he wouldn’t leave poor Julia Roberts alone, and of course Robin Hood along with a number of very impressive titles. He is regularly seen in Nenagh town and other North Tipperary parishes.

Charlie Sheen

And then there’s Charlie! Charlie Sheen, son of aforementioned Martin Sheen has, through his father and then of course his grand-mother, strong connections to the North Tipperary locality. Martin is very well known as a major Hollywood actor and American television star. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you’ll never know who you might meet around about Nenagh-way.

Emilio EstevezNow I couldn’t leave it at that about the Sheen clan. There’s also Martin‘s other son Emilio. He may have taken the name his father was christened with, but like his brother and of course his father, there is still North Tipperary blood running through his veins. Another major Hollywood connection for North Tipperary. Emilio has a wonderful career in his own right with some wonderful productions behind him like Young Guns, St Elmo’s Fire and The Breakfast Club to name just a few. He also has a career as a director, screenwriter and a producer.

Johnny DeppNow Johnny Depp hasn’t being able to find roots to North Tipperary as of yet, that I know of, but he was reported to be in the Toomevara (village 5 miles from Nenagh town) graveyard searching for his roots a couple of years back. But Johnny is no stranger to Nenagh town and the North Tipperary countryside. He’s a very close friend of Shane MacGowan, who is from and lives a few miles from Nenagh and he’s a regular visitor to the area. We’ll just have to dig a little deeper and I’m sure before long we’ll find his true Irish roots in the heartland of North Tipperary. (More on Shane McGowan next week)

George ClooneyThere are quite a number of other connections to the world of film and television and this is something we are very proud about. To name just a few more, there’s George Clooney who has been reported to have visited North Tipperary in the recent past in search of his own roots. Then there’s Brigie de Courcy (Executive Producer of Fair City and formally Producer on Eastenders), who is married to Nenagh man Kevin McGee (Award-Winning Playwright, Director, Producer, Irish television script-writer). And there is Kevin’s brother Noel, who is also an Irish television script-writer. There are countless others and if you want to remind me of them please leave a comment in the Comment box below. Next week I’ll take a look at some famous names throughout history who have called Nenagh town their home.

Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee