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Movie Quote of the Day – Christopher Strong, 1933 (dir. Dorothy Arzner)


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Lady Cynthia Darrington: If he loves you, he’ll need you no matter what you’ve done. If a man really loves you, he’ll need you and want you.

Movie Quote of the Day – Female, 1933 (dir. Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, William A. Wellman)


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Alison: To me a woman in love is a pathetic spectacle; she’s either so miserable that she wants to die or she’s so happy you want to die.
Harriet: Aren’t you ever going to marry?
Alison: No, thanks. Not me. You know, a long time ago I decided to travel the same open road men travel. So I treat men exactly the way they’ve always treated women.
Harriet: You evidently haven’t much respect for men.
Alison: I know for some women a man is a household necessity, myself I’d rather have a canary.

Movie Quote of the Day – Employees’ Entrance, 1933 (dir. Roy Del Ruth)


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Kurt Anderson: With your looks, you shouldn’t have any trouble getting a job.
Madeleine: Thank you. But, I’d rather be employed for my brains.

Movie Quote of the Day – Baby Face, 1933 (dir. Alfred E. Green)


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Courtland Trenholm:  You also told us how hard you had to work. When this thing happened, were you working very hard?
Lily Powers: Yeah, but not at the bank.
Courtland Trenholm: Oh, I see.

Movie Quote of the Day – Flying Down To Rio, 1933 (dir. Thornton Freeland)


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Fred Ayres: Wait a minute. Wait a minute. This is really good news. Rog has outdone himself.
Honey Hale: I’ll bet he’s broken both legs running after two women at the same time.

Movie Quote of the Day – Bombshell, 1933 (dir. Victor Fleming)


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Gifford Middleton: People need change, don’t you think?
Lola Burns: They certainly do.

Oscar Vault Monday – State Fair, 1933 (dir. Henry King)


This is a film I saw for the first time last summer because I had fallen in love with Lew Ayres and tried to watch everything he had ever been in. Which reminders me, don’t forget to pre-order Lew Ayres: Hollywood’s Conscientious Objector on Amazon. I wrote the foreword and y’all are gonna love it. Anyways, I love this movie. I saw the musical version first and as much as I love Dana Andrews and Vivian Blaine’s amazing Technicolor red hair, I prefer this early version. It’s directed by Henry King, who also directed the 1925 silent version of Stella Dallas, a film I recently saw at the SF Silent Film Festival and also find superior to the later version. I see a pattern forming. I would be lying if I didn’t say after the cut you are in for A LOT of screencaps of Lew Ayres. But like I said earlier, you’ll love it. State Fair was nominated for two Academy Awards, though it didn’t win any: Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were 42nd StreetA Farewell To Arms, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang, Lady For A Day, Little Women, The Private Life of Henry VIII, She Done Him Wrong, Smilin’ Through and winner Cavalcade.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Footlight Parade, 1933 (dir. Lloyd Bacon)


Nan Prescott: I’ve got an idea.
Chester Kent: Keep it to yourself, or the wife’ll cash in on it.
Nan Prescott: And when I’ve got an idea, I do something about it.
Chester Kent: Most dames do.

Movie Quote of the Day – Design For Living, 1933 (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)


Tom Chambers: That’s one way of meeting the situation. Shipping clerk comes home, finds missus with boarder. He breaks dishes. It’s pure burlesque. Then there’s another way. Intelligent artist returns unexpectedly, finds treacherous friends, both discuss the pros and cons of the situation in grownup dialogue. High-class comedy, enjoyed by everybody.
George Curtis: There’s a third way. I’ll kick your teeth out and tear your head off and beat some decency into you!
Tom Chambers: Cheap melodrama. Very dull.

Movie Quote of the Day – Dinner At Eight, 1933 (dir. George Cukor)


Kitty Packard: I was reading a book the other day.
Carlotta Vance: Reading a book?
Kitty Packard: Yes. It’s all about civilization or something. A nutty kind of a book. Do you know that the guy says that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?
Carlotta Vance: Oh, my dear, that’s something you need never worry about.