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Movie Quote of the Day – Battle Circus, 1953 (dir. Richard Brooks)

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Lt. Ruth McGara: Don’t be angry, Major, it’s just when I go for somebody, it’s got to be all the way.
Maj. Jed Webbe: Yesssss?

Movie Quote of the Day – Niagara, 1953 (dir. Henry Hathaway)

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George Loomis: Let me tell you something. You’re young, you’re in love. Well, I’ll give you a warning. Don’t let it get out of hand, like those falls out there. Up above. . .d’you ever see the river up above the falls? It’s calm, and easy, and you throw in a log, it just floats around. Let it move a little further down and it gets going faster, hits some rocks, and… in a minute it’s in the lower rapids, and. . .nothing in the world – including God himself, I suppose – can keep it from going over the edge. It just – goes.
Polly Cutler: Don’t worry. I’m one of those logs that just hang around in the calm.

Movie Quote of the Day – Roman Holiday, 1953 (dir. William Wyler)

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Princess Ann: Can I  have a silk nightgown with rosebuds on it?
Joe Bradley: I’m afraid you’ll have to rough it tonight. . .in these.
Princess Ann: Pajamas?
Joe Bradley: Sorry Honey, but I haven’t worn a nightgown in years.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Hitch-Hiker, 1953 (dir. Ida Lupino)

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Emmett Myers: You guys are gonna die, that’s all. It’s just a question of when.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mogambo, 1953 (dir. John Ford)

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Eloise Y. Kelly: You couldn’t tell him?
Victor Marswell: No.
Eloise Y. Kelly:  You went noble.
Victor Marswell: I went yellow.
Eloise Y. Kelly: You went noble. [beat] How do you plan to break the news down the street?
Victor Marswell: I’ll think of some way.
Eloise Y. Kelly: [pointing to alcohol] That’s just the way to keep you clearheaded, of course.
Victor Marswell: Sometimes it gets you nasty enough to get a nasty job done.
Eloise Y. Kelly: Then don’t be so stingy with your nastiness, partner.
Victor Marswell: Come here. Let’s have a drink. [beat] Like I’ve always said, Kelly, you’re all right.
Eloise Y. Kelly: Here’s to your noble nastiness.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Actress, 1953 (dir. George Cukor)

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Annie Jones: Ruth, why don’t you give up this going on the stage business and settle down with a nice man?
Ruth Gordon Jones: Oh, mama, don’t be disgusting!

From The Warner Archive: Lili, 1953 (dir. Charles Walters)

The Warner Archive recently released a newly remastered DVD of the six-time Oscar nominated 1953 film Lili starring Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer. This is a film I had been meaning to watch for years and I am so glad I finally got to see it. It’s a simple film and a sweet one, yet somehow it is never saccharine. It’s almost like a children’s book come to life, except that there are a few scenes – especially at the beginning – that are quite dark. I think this is a film that could have fallen into an overly melodramatic trap, but Walters tackles the subject with such a light touch, the result is nothing short of magical.

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From The Warner Archive: Battle Circus, 1953 (dir. Richard Brooks)

This newly remastered  release of Battle Circus, an early film from director Richard Brooks, is a must for fans of Bogart and as well as those who love Robert Altman’s 1970 Best Picture nominee M*A*S*H. The Korean War still had another few months before it was officially over when this film was first released and actual footage from the war is featured in it. The title comes from a MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit’s ability to pick up and move itself and its surgical tents as swiftly as a traditional circus. Much like Altman’s later film, it also features the interconnectivity of the personal lives of the nurses, doctors and soldiers alike.

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Movie Quote of the Day – How to Marry a Millionaire, 1953 (dir. Jean Negulesco)

Pola Debevoise: You know who I’d like to marry?
Loco Dempsey: Who?
Pola Debevoise: Rockefeller.
Loco Dempsey: Which one?
Pola Debevoise: I don’t care.
Loco Dempsey: I wouldn’t mind marrying a Vanderbilt.
Pola Debevoise: Or Mr. Cadillac.
Schatze Page: No such person. I checked.
Loco Dempsey: Is there a Mr. Texaco?

Movie Quote of the Day – The Moon Is Blue, 1953 (dir. Otto Preminger)

Donald Gresham: Why are you so preoccupied with sex?
Patty O’Neill: Who, me?
Donald Gresham: Yes, you.
Patty O’Neill: Do you really think I am?
Donald Gresham: Well, you are always asking if people plan seduction or they’re bored with virgins or they have a mistress. . .Now, if that isn’t being preoccupied with sex, I’d like to know what is.
Patty O’Neill: You may be right. [beat] But don’t you think it’s better for a girl to be preoccupied with sex than occupied?