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Movie Quote of the Day – In the Good Old Summertime, 1949 (dir. Robert Z. Leonard)

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Veronica Fisher: Psychologically, I’m very confused, but personally I feel just wonderful.

Movie Quote of the Day – Rope of Sand, 1949 (dir. William Dieterle)

Fred Martingale: I never know what to think anymore! I’m being constantly disillusioned. Has money completely lost its power? Is everyone motivated now by love?

Movie Quote of the Day – The Reckless Moment, 1949 (dir. Max Ophüls)

Martin: She’s lucky to have a mother like you.
Lucia Harper: Everyone has a mother like me. You probably had one, too.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Set-Up, 1949 (dir. Robert Wise)

Stoker: Yeah, top spot. And I’m just one punch away.
Julie: I remember the first time you told me that. You were just one punch away from the title shot then. Don’t you see, Bill, you’ll always be just one punch away.

Movie Quote of the Day – Impact, 1949 (dir. Arthur Lubin)

Walter Williams: In this world, you turn the other cheek, and you get hit with a lug wrench.

Movie Quote of the Day – They Live By Night, 1949 (dir. Nicholas Ray)

Catherine ‘Keechie’ Mobley: Bowie?
Arthur ‘Bowie’ Bowers: Yeah?
Catherine ‘Keechie’ Mobley: Don’t shut yourself up cold like this. I don’t know what to do.
Arthur ‘Bowie’ Bowers: No?
Catherine ‘Keechie’ Mobley: No, I don’t.
Arthur ‘Bowie’ Bowers: You know just what you’re doing now. Just tell me when I’m doing the wrong thing; I’ll snap out of it.
Catherine ‘Keechie’ Mobley: Alright, Bowie.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Heiress, 1949 (dir. William Wyler)

Morris Townsend: He doesn’t like me.  He doesn’t like me at all.
Catherine Sloper: I don’t see how you know.
Morris Townsend: I feel. I’m very quick to feel.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Heiress, 1949 (dir. William Wyler)

The Heiress is a kind of movie that was very popular in classic era Hollywood and isn’t really made that often anymore. I mean, we get lots of period pieces ever year, but they often feel stuffy and/or Oscar-baity. What made the period dramas of this era so great is they feel modern, as in they felt modern at the time. And in doing so they still feel modern today. The Heiress or Jezebel or The Little Foxes feel as modern as any of their non-period contemporaries. I wish Hollywood could figure out how to do that again. I think Jane Campion came pretty close with The Piano. The Heiress was nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning four: Best B&W Art Direction-Set Decoration (won), Best B&W Costume Design (won), Best Score (won), Best B&W Cinematography, Best Supporting Actor Ralph Richardson, Best Actress Olivia de Havilland (won), Best Director William Wyler and Best Picture. The other films up for Best Picture that year were Battleground, A Letter to Three Wives, Twelve O’Clock High and winner All The King’s Men.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Beyond The Forest, 1949 (dir. King Vidor)

Rosa Moline: What a dump!

Movie Quote of the Day – White Heat, 1949 (dir. Raoul Walsh)

Cody Jarrett: Made it, Ma! Top of the world!