A Quote on Thursday: Early Cinema 1

Cover of "The Marx Brothers Silver Screen...

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Animal Crackers (1930):

One morning, I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas, I don’t know.”

The Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera (1925):
Feast your eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!

1931 Dracula (ing) 02

1931 Dracula (ing) 02 (Photo credit: Spiff_27)

Dracula (1931):
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.”

The 1931 "Lugosi as Frankenstein's Monste...

The 1931 “Lugosi as Frankenstein’s Monster” promo poster, without the now famous flat head makeup (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Frankenstein (1931):

Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE!”

Horse Feathers

Horse Feathers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Horse Feathers (1932):

I’d horsewhip you, if I had a horse.”


I'm No Angel (1933)I’m No Angel (1933):
Well, when I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.”

Cover of "She Done Him Wrong (Universal C...

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She Done Him Wrong (1933):

I wasn’t always rich…No, there was a time I didn’t know where my next husband was coming from.”


The Thin Man (1934)The Thin Man (1934):
My soul, woman, I give you three murders and you’re still not satisfied.”

A Tale of Two Cities (1935 film)

A Tale of Two Cities (1935 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Tale of Two Cities (1935):

It’s a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done. It’s a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known.”

Cover of "Top Hat"

Cover of Top Hat

Top Hat (1935):

For the woman – the kiss, for the man – the sword.”


Posted by Michael ‘Charlie’ McGee