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Movie Quote of the Day – Merrily We Go To Hell, 1932 (dir. Dorothy Arzner)


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Joan Prentice: You see, I’d rather go merrily to Hell with you than alone.
Jerry Corbett: I always said you were swell.
Joan Prentice: Perhaps you won’t think so much longer, because if being a modern husband gives you privileges, well then being a modern wife gives me privileges.

Movie Quote of the Day – Blonde Venus, 1932 (dir. Josef Von Sternberg)


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Nick: Do you still love him?
Helen: He needs me.
Nick: So do I, Helen.
Helen: Not the way he does. You’re strong Nick. He’s not.

Movie Quote of the Day – A Farewell to Arms, 1932 (dir. Frank Borzage)


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Catherine Barkley: Oh, darling. . .I’m going to die. Don’t let me die.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: Cat!
Catherine Barkley:  Take me in your arms, hold me tight. Don’t let me go.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: Catherine.
Catherine Barkley: It’s dark out there alone. I don’t want to leave you anymore. I’ve been alone so much.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: You can’t die. You’re too brave to die. You’re a fine girl. A brave girl.
Catherine Barkley: Yes. . .I. . . am a brave girl.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: Whatever happens, you’ll not be afraid.
Catherine Barkley: I’ll not be afraid.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: We’ve never been apart. Really. Not since we met.
Catherine Barkley: Not since we met.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: We never can be.
Catherine Barkley: Never parted.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: In life and in death. Say it, Cat!
Catherine Barkley: In life and in death, we’ll never be parted.
Lieutenant Frederic Henry: You do believe that? Don’t you, Cat?
Catherine Barkley: I believe it . . .and I’m not afraid.

Movie Quote of the Day – Red Dust, 1932 (dir. Victor Fleming)


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Dennis Carson: Hey! How many times have I told you to let down those curtains?
Vantine: Why? They’ve all gone off to work.
Dennis Carson: You heard me, let them down!
Vantine: What’s the matter? Afraid I’ll shock the Duchess? Don’t you suppose she’s ever seen a French postcard?

Movie Quote of the Day – Trouble in Paradise, 1932 (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)


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Gaston Monescu: I know all your tricks.
Madame Mariette Colet: And you’re going to fall for them.
Gaston Monescu: So you think you can get me?
Madame Mariette Colet: Any minute I want.
Gaston Monescu: You’re conceited.
Madame Mariette Colet: But attractive.
Gaston Monescu: Now let me say. . .
Madame Mariette Colet: Shut up. Kiss me.

Movie Quote of the Day – I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, 1932 (dir. Mervyn LeRoy)


Helen: Jim! Why haven’t you come before?
James Allen: I couldn’t; I was afraid to.
Helen: You could have written! It’s been almost a year since you escaped!
James Allen: But I haven’t escaped. They’re still after me. They’ll always be after me. I’ve had jobs, but I can’t keep them. Something happens. Someone turns up. I hide in rooms all day, travel by night. No friends, no rest, no peace.
Helen: Oh, Jim!
James Allen: Keep moving; that’s all that’s left for me. Forgive me, Helen, I. . .I had to take a chance to see you tonight, just to say goodbye.
Helen: Oh, Jim, it was all going to be so different.
James Allen: It is different. They’ve made it different. I’ve got to go!
Helen: I can’t let you go like this!
James Allen: I have to.
Helen: Can’t you tell me where you’re going?! Will you write? Do you need any money? But you must, Jim! How do you live?!
James Allen: I steal.

Movie Quote of the Day – Freaks, 1932 (dir. Tod Browning)


Hercules: They’re going to make you one of them, my peeeeeacock!

Movie Quote of the Day – Shanghai Express, 1932 (dir. Josef von Sternberg)


Shanghai Lily: It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Cabin In The Cotton, 1932 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


Madge: I’d like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

From The Warner Archive: Thirteen Women, 1932 (dir. George Archainbaud)


Coming from The Warner Archive on Tuesday is George Archainbaud’s deliciously pre-Code thriller Thirteen Women, adapted from the novel by Tiffany Thayer. This film is also notorious because it features the first and only film appearance of  Peg Entwistle, whose body was found at the Hollywood sign, having committed suicide a few weeks before the film’s release.

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