Movie Quote of the Day – All That Heaven Allows, 1955 (dir. Douglas Sirk)
Kay Scott: It’s about time you wore something besides that old black velvet.
Cary Scott: Is it?
Kay Scott: Of course. Personally, I’ve never subscribed to that old Egyptian custom. At least I think it was Egypt.
Cary Scott: What Egyptian custom?
Kay Scott: Of walling up the widow alive in the funeral chamber of her dead husband along with his other possessions. The theory being that she was a possession too. She was supposed to journey into death with him. The community saw to it that she did. Of course it doesn’t happen anymore.
Cary Scott: Doesn’t it? Well, perhaps not in Egypt.
Posted on April 26, 2013, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged 1955, All That Heaven Allows, Douglas Sirk, Edna L. Lee, Gloria Talbott, Harry Lee, Jane Wy, Jane Wyman, Peg Fenwick. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.