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Movie Quote of the Day – Carmen Jones, 1954 (dir. Otto Preminger)


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Carmen Jones: I don’t account to no man.
Joe: You’re accounting to me! I love you and that give me the right–
Carmen Jones: That don’t give you no right to own me! There’s only one that does and that’s me! Myself.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Blackout, 1954 (dir. Terence Fisher)


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Casey Morrow: The last time Miss Opportunity knocked I let her in.
Phyllis Brunner: Oh? What happened?
Casey Morrow: Now I haven’t even got a door.

Movie Quote of the Day – There’s No Business Like Show Business, 1954 (dir. Walter Lang)


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Vicky Hoffman: Maybe it’s crazy to try and explain anything to you the way you are now, but, Tim, try to understand, to you, this is just another show. You’re part of this business. You were born to it. You never had to pound on doors to get people to listen to you. Your family did it all. It’s different with me. I’ve been on my own since I was 15. This show is my big chance. It’s make or break.

Movie Quote of the Day – Witness to Murder, 1954 (dir. Roy Rowland)


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May: I bet you never had a man. I’ve had more men after me than you can count! That’s my trouble: men. They’re always after me. Something about me, I don’t know what.

Movie Quote of the Day – Crime Wave, 1954 (dir. André De Toth)


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Girl: We had sort of a lover’s quarrel.
Jess: It was nothing, nothing at all!
Girl: We don’t really fight. We’re just sort of playful. The last time I threw a lamp at him, he thought it was cute. But tonight he forgot himself and screamed and the neighbors called the police.
Jess: It was ridiculous of them to call the police. Especially as we have invited them to all our parties.

Movie Quote of the Day – Human Desire, 1954 (dir. Fritz Lang)


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Jeff Warren: I didn’t do it.
Vicki Buckley: Why not?
Jeff Warren: Maybe because he was drunk, because he fell. I picked him up and took him over to the dispatcher’s office. They’re trying to sober him up with coffee now. He even thought I was trying to help him.
Vicki Buckley: You couldn’t kill him. You tried and you couldn’t.
Jeff Warren: It’s all wrong Vicky. The whole thing’s been wrong from the beginning and I feel dirty.

Movie Quote of the Day – It Should Happen To You, 1954 (dir. George Cukor)


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Pete Sheppard: Good luck to you, Gladys. I sure hope you make a name for yourself, if that’s what you want. If that’s what you really want, you’ll get it.
Gladys Glover: How?
Pete Sheppard: I don’t know. Just a theory of mine: that not only ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’. . .but, ‘where’s there’s a way, there’s a will’. See?

Movie Quote of the Day – Three Coins in the Fountain, 1954 (dir. Jean Negulesco)


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John Frederick Shadwell: These girls in love never realize that they should be honestly dishonest instead of being dishonestly honest.

Movie Quote of the Day – Naked Alibi, 1954 (dir. Jerry Hopper)


Chief Joe Conroy: Are you in the habit of hauling in cut-up strangers?
Marianna: Yeah. It’s a hobby with me.

Movie Quote of the Day – Cry Vengeance, 1954 (dir. Mark Stevens)


Peggy Harding: Can I get you something?
Vic Barron: A bourbon, if you can spare the time.
Peggy Harding: I think I can spare it.