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Movie Quote of the Day – Wuthering Heights, 1939 (dir. William Wyler )


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Heathcliff: What do they know of Heaven or Hell, Cathy, who know nothing of life? Oh, they’re paying for you, Cathy. I’ll pray one prayer with them. I’ll repeat until my tongue stiffens. Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest so long as I live on! I killed you. Haunt me, then! Haunt your murderer! I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form, drive me mad, only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul.

 

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Movie Quote of the Day – Four Wives, 1939 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Kay Lemp: Look.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm-hmmm.
Kay Lemp: Right from the comissary.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm. No, no. I don’t care for a sandwich, thanks.
Kay Lemp: It’s not for you, it’s for me. Know any more about nomoncoculosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Do you?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: No, no. Not much. It takes time. I make a little progress. Somebody else makes a little progress. Maybe a hundred years.
Kay Lemp: Well, anyway, you’ve just done a great job.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Oh, thanks.
Kay Lemp: Say, wouldn’t you like me to develop nomoncoconosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Yeah, so you can have a handy guinea pig.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Hey, how did you know I liked milk instead of cream in my coffee?
Kay Lemp: I noticed at the house.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Yeah?
Kay Lemp: Nothing escapes me. Nothing and no one.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Ohhhh.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Old Maid, 1939 (dir. Edmund Goulding)


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Tina: I’ll go, but before I go, you’ve got to know that I’m sick your spying and fault-finding and meddling–
Delia Lovell: No, Tina!
Tina: You can say what you want to me Mummy, because you understand me and I love you. But she’s just a sour old maid who hates me–
Delia Lovell: Tina!
Tina: –because I’m young and attractive and in love, while she’s old and hideous and dried up and has never known anything about love!

Movie Quote of the Day – Goodbye, Mr. Chips, 1939 (dir. Sam Wood)


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Mr. Chips: You must go. Goodbye, Kathy.
Katherine: Goodbye, Mr. Chips. [She kisses him.]
Mr. Chips: Miss Kathy! Kathy! You. . .you kissed me!
Katherine: I know, it was dreadful of me.
Mr. Chips: Oh, no. . . but do you. . . are we. . . oh, this is awful. Look here. you’ll have to marry me now, you know!
Katherine: Do you want to?
Mr. Chips: Do I?! Do you?
Katherine: Dreadfully! Goodbye, my dear!
Mr. Chips: Oh Kathy, you can’t go now!
Katherine: Goodbye!
Mr. Chips: Goodbye!

Movie Quote of the Day – Young Mr. Lincoln, 1939 (dir. John Ford)


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Abraham Lincoln: Law. “That’s the rights of persons and the rights of things. The rights of life, reputation and liberty. The rights to acquire and hold property. Wrongs are violations of those rights.” By jing, that’s all there is to it. Right and wrong.

Movie Quote of the Day – Dark Victory, 1939 (dir. Edmund Goulding)


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Judith: I’ve never taken orders from anyone. As long as I live, I’ll never take orders from anyone. I’ll tell you something else. I’m well, absolutely well. I’m young and strong and nothing can touch me.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Roaring Twenties, 1939 (dir. Raoul Walsh)


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Panama Smith: He’s dead.
Cop: Well, who is this guy?
Panama Smith: This is Eddie Bartlett.
Cop: Well, how’re you hooked up with him?
Panama Smith: I could never figure it out.
Cop: What was his business?
Panama Smith: He used to be a big shot.

Movie Quote of the Day – Only Angels Have Wings, 1939 (dir. Howard Hawks)


Geoff Carter: You’re a queer duck.
Bonnie Lee: So are you.
Geoff Carter: I can’t make you out.
Bonnie Lee: Same here. What was she like, anyway?
Geoff Carter: Who?
Bonnie Lee: That girl that made you act the way you do.
Geoff Carter: A whole lot like you. Just as nice, almost as smart.
Bonnie Lee: Chorus girl?
Geoff Carter: Only by temperament.
Bonnie Lee: Well, at least you’re true to the type.
Geoff Carter: Sit down, make yourself comfortable.
Bonnie Lee: Still carrying a torch for her, aren’t you?
Geoff Carter: Got a match?
Bonnie Lee: Say, don’t you ever have any?
Geoff Carter: No – don’t believe in laying in a supply of anything. [she hands him a match] Thanks.
Bonnie Lee: Matches, marbles, money or women, huh?
Geoff Carter: That’s right.
Bonnie Lee: No looking ahead; no tomorrows; just today.
Geoff Carter: That’s right.

Movie Quote of the Day – Ninotchka, 1939 (dir. Ernst Lubitsch)


Iranoff: What a charming idea of Moscow to surprise us with a lady Comrade.
Kopalski: If we had known, we would have greeted you with flowers.
Ninotchka: Don’t make an issue of my womanhood.

From The Warner Archive: You Can’t Get Away with Murder, 1939 (dir. Lewis Seiler)


Available for the first time on DVD from the Warner Archive, this crime film from Lewis Seiler features post-Duke Mantee, but pre-mega star Humphrey Bogart in one of his most dastardly villainous roles.

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