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Movie Quote of the Day – Craig’s Wife, 1936 (dir. Dorothy Arzner)


Harriet Craig: Nobody can know another human being well enough to trust them.

Movie Quote of the Day – Murder with Pictures, 1936 (dir. Charles Barton)


Hester Boone: Aw, you know how it is, junior: a girl’s got her pride.
Kent Murdock: But you could swallow it… if it was mixed with a little gin, couldn’t ya?
Hester Boone: Yes, dear, in a silver fizz.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Great Ziegfeld, 1936 (dir. Robert Z. Leonard)


Anna Held: [on the phone with Ziegfeld after learning of his marriage to Billie Burke] Hello, Flo. . .Yes. Here’s Anna. . .I’m so happy for you today, I could not help but calling you and congratulate you. . .Wonderful, Flo! Never better in my whole life!. . .I’m so excited about my new plans! I’m going to Paris. . .Yes, for a few weeks, and then I can get back, and then I’m doing a new show, and. . .Oh, it’s all so wonderful! I’m so happy!. . .Yes. . .And I hope you are happy, too. . .Yes?. . .Oh, I’m so glad for you, Flo. . .Sounds funny for ex-husband and ex-wife to tell how happy they are, oui?. . .Yes, Flo. . .Goodbye, Flo. . .Goodbye. . . [hangs up phone] Darling. . . [falls to her bed, sobbing].
Marie: Mon poor, petite! If you love him so, why did you divorce him?
Anna Held: Because I thought. . . .it would bring him back to me. I was sure that it would bring him back to me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Born to Dance, 1936 (dir. Roy Del Ruth)


Nora Paige: Oh, are you married?
Jenny Saks: Yes, we were partners in a marathon dance. About the 28th day business dropped off, so the management offered a cash prize to the couple who would get married during the contest. Well, gee, dancing with the same guy for 672 hours, naturally I thought I was in love, but I was just tired.

Movie Quote of the Day – Libeled Lady, 1936 (dir. Jack Conway)


Bill: Afraid I wasn’t concentrating. It was your eyes.
Connie: Beautiful, aren’t they?
Bill: They remind me. . .
Connie: Yes, I know. Sparkling diamonds, deep sapphires.
Bill: No, they remind me of angry marbles.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mr. Deeds Goes To Town, 1936 (dir. Frank Capra)


Longfellow Deeds: People around here are funny. They work so hard at living they forget how to live.

Oscar Vault Monday – Dodsworth, 1936 (dir. William Wyler)

I first saw this film as part of TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar in 2011 when I was living in the back of my parents’ house in the midst of a post-college life crisis. I cried a lot. After watching this film, I mean, but also in general. I rewatched it last night and I think I love it more than I had thought possible. It’s such an expertly executed film, from Wyler’s direction, to the script (adapted from Sinclair Lewis’s novel by Sidney Howard, who would go one to write the adapted script for Gone With The Wind), to the performances by the film’s entire cast. It’s just plain perfect. The film was nominated for seven Oscars, winning one: Best Art Direction (won), Best Sound, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress Maria Ouspenskaya, Best Actor Walter Huston, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: Anthony Adverse, Libeled Lady, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, Romeo and Juliet, San Francisco, The Story of Louis Pasteur, A Tale of Two Cities, Three Smart Girls and The Great Ziegfeld.


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Movie Quote of the Day – The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, 1936 (dir. Stephen Roberts)

Nick Martel: I didn’t know you went in for opening safes, Doc.
Dr. Lawrence Bradford: Oh, we surgeons open anything.

Movie Quote of the Day – Camille, 1936 (dir. George Cukor)

Armand: Take it if you can. Only, I warn you, lucky in love, unlucky at cards.
Baron de Varville: That also means lucky at cards, unlucky in love.
Armand: We shall see.

Movie Quote of the Day – My Man Godfrey, 1936 (dir. Gregory La Cava)

Irene: Godfrey loves me! He put me in the shower!