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Movie Quote of the Day – The Black Cat, 1934 (dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)


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Hjalmar Poelzig: Did you get the hotel?
Peter Alison: No, the phone is dead.
Hjalmar Poelzig: Do you hear that, Vitus? The phone is dead. Even the phone is dead.

Movie Quote of the Day – Imitation of Life, 1934 (dir. John M. Stahl)


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Delilah: What’s my baby want?
Peola: I want to be white, like I look.
Delilah: Peola!
Peola: Look at me. Am I not white? Isn’t that a white girl there?
Delilah: Oh, honey. We’s had this out so many times. Can’t you get it out of your head?
Peola: No, I can’t! You wouldn’t understand that, would you? Oh, what is there for me anyway!?

Movie Quote of the Day – Forsaking All Others, 1934 (dir. W.S. Van Dyke)


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Eleanor: Oh, I’m so tired of being a bridesmaid. I’d like to get married so I could wear a decent hat.
Shempy: That’s the best reason for getting married I ever heard.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – Sadie McKee, 1934 (dir. Clarence Brown)


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Opal: Feeling better?
Sadie McKee: Yes, thanks to you.
Opal: You’re gonna find out about men – – the tripe.
Sadie McKee: No, thanks. Not interested.
Opal: Swell. They come to my dump to get taken, see? And if you’re smart you — [to woman on subway] Am I talking loud enough?
Sadie McKee: I’m kind of sick of men.
Opal: Oh, you’re crazy. They’ve got what we want, all of it. And every gal has her price. Yours ought to be high. [to woman on subway] Every gal has her price. I don’t know what got, but you sure gyped somebody.

 

Movie Quote of the Day – The Girl From Missouri, 1934 (dir. Jack Conway)


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Eadie: For once in your life, will you be a lady?
Kitty: If they wanted ladies, they’d be home with their wives.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mandalay, 1934 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Spot White: Haven’t we met before, Colonel?
Col. Thomas Dawson: No, this is my first look at you.
Spot White: Is it overwhelming you?

Movie Quote of the Day – The Man with Two Faces, 1934 (dir. Archie Mayo)


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Damon Welles: Well, a new groupie.

From The Warner Archive: Hollywood Party


The Warner Archive recently released a bizarre little pre-code gem called Hollywood Party. The film was a Jimmy Durante vehicle that supposedly had eight directors (including Alan Dwan and Sam Wood, though none were credited) and is basically a fantastic mishmash of MGM’s comedy stars. The film was released in on June 1st, 1934 – making it one of the last films before Hollywood its began strict enforcement of the Hays Code. On June 13th, 1934 an amendment to the Hays Code was adopted, establishing the Production Code Administration and requiring all films released on or after July 1, 1934, to obtain a certificate of approval before being released.

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Movie Quote of the Day – It Happened One Night, 1934 (dir. Frank Capra)


Ellie Andrews: That, I suppose, makes everything quite all right?
Peter Warne: Oh this? Well, I like privacy when I retire. Yes, I’m very delicate in that respect. Prying eyes annoy me. Behold the walls of Jericho! Uh, maybe not as thick as the ones that Joshua blew down with his trumpet, but a lot safer. You see, uh, I have no trumpet.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Thin Man, 1934 (dir. W.S. Van Dyke)


Nora Charles: How many drinks have you had?
Nick Charles: This will make six Martinis.
Nora Charles: [to the waiter] All right. Will you bring me five more Martinis, Leo? Line them right up here.