Movie Quote of the Day – Crime Against Joe, 1956 (dir. Lee Sholem)


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Joe Manning: Slacks, are you a nice girl, Slacks?
Frances ‘Slacks’ Bennett: Well, either way I wouldn’t want it known.

Movie Quote of the Day – Dark City, 1950 (dir. William Dieterle)


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Fran Garland: You’re a million miles away, Danny.
Danny Haley: I don’t know where I am.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Turning Point, 1952 (dir. William Dieterle)


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Amanda Waycross: It’s getting late.
Jerry McKibbon: Does it matter?
Amanda Waycross: It’s supposed to.

Movie Quote of the Day – I Wake Up Screaming, 1941(dir. H. Bruce Humberstone)


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Ed Cornell: Nice little place you got here. The garden of hope. Do you believe in hope, Miss Lynn?
Jill Lynn: Naturally. What’s the good of living without hope?
Ed Cornell: It can be done.

Female Filmmaker Friday: Under The Tuscan Sun, 2003 (dir. Audrey Wells)


Somehow I didn’t see this movie when it was first in theaters. I have no idea why not, since I was a senior in high school when it came out and went to the movie theater in my hometown practically every weekend. I do, however, remember when I first saw it. It was about a year after it originally came out, when I cam home to visit during winter break after my first semester at UC Berkeley. It was exactly the kind of escapist rom-com that I loved when I was a kid and it was exactly what I needed after a tough first semester. NB: writer-director-producer Audrey Wells is also a Cal alum. Go Bears! I subsequently bought the DVD about a year later from the Walgreens on Shattuck on a rainy day and proceeded to watch it once every few weeks for the rest of college and then some. I’m really not sure how many times I’ve seen it (including the few times I watched it on TV!) I love it so much. This is a Best Friend kind of movie. Comforting and warm and dependable, but every time I watch it I notice something new to love.

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Movie Quote of the Day – While The City Sleeps, 1956 (dir. Fritz Lang)


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Ed Mobely: You know, you have very nice legs.
Nancy Liggett: Aren’t you sweet.
Ed Mobely: Nice nylon stockings too. What holds your stockings up?
Nancy Liggett: There’s a lot your mother should have told you.
Ed Mobely: I didn’t ask my mother. I asked you. It’s, uh, simply a matter of scientific research.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Woman on Pier 13, 1949 (dir. Robert Stevenson)


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Bradley Collins: Bring the lady a Ward 8.
Waiter: Ward 8, sir?
Bradley Collins: Three fingers of bourbon and beer for a chaser.
Christine Norman: Use the imported beer.

Movie Quote of the Day – Woman on the Run, 1950 (dir. Norman Foster)


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Inspector Martin Ferris: Why won’t you help us, Mrs. Johnson?
Eleanor Johnson: I’m helping! What do you want me to do?
Inspector Martin Ferris: I want you to answer a few questions.
Eleanor Johnson: Go ahead, ask.
Inspector Martin Ferris: Where does he generally go when he’s not at home?
Eleanor Johnson: I haven’t the faintest idea.
Inspector Martin Ferris: Has he any relatives in this area?
Eleanor Johnson: No.
Inspector Martin Ferris: Who are his friends?
Eleanor Johnson: I don’t know his friends. The dog is our only mutual friend.

Movie Quote of the Day – Cause for Alarm!, 1951 (dir. Tay Garnett)


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Ellen Jones: It was one of those awful dreams, the kind I used to have when George was overseas. That man lying there was George, my husband, and he was dead. He died trying to kill me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Two Smart People, 1946 (dir. Jules Dassin)


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Ace: There isn’t any kind of after for people like us. We’re a special kind of breed. We were born after the clock stopped. No yesterday, no tomorrow.

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