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Movie Quote of the Day – Crime Against Joe, 1956 (dir. Lee Sholem)


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Joe Manning: Slacks, are you a nice girl, Slacks?
Frances ‘Slacks’ Bennett: Well, either way I wouldn’t want it known.

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Movie Quote of the Day – While The City Sleeps, 1956 (dir. Fritz Lang)


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Ed Mobely: You know, you have very nice legs.
Nancy Liggett: Aren’t you sweet.
Ed Mobely: Nice nylon stockings too. What holds your stockings up?
Nancy Liggett: There’s a lot your mother should have told you.
Ed Mobely: I didn’t ask my mother. I asked you. It’s, uh, simply a matter of scientific research.

Movie Quote of the Day – Trapeze, 1956 (dir. Carol Reed)


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Tino Orsini: You know, I always modeled my style after yours.
Mike Ribble: You’ll always be a second-rater. Make your own style!

Movie Quote of the Day – Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, 1956 (dir. Fritz Lang)


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Dolly Moore: This guy’s got a lot of class.
Terry Larue: Yeah? If he’s got so much class, what’s he doin’ with you?

Movie Quote of the Day – Autumn Leaves, 1956 (dir. Robert Aldrich)


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Milly: Goodnight.
Burt: Goodnight?
Milly: Burt, please don’t come back anymore.
Burt: Wha–
Milly: I mean it! Don’t come back.
Burt: Can’t you–
Milly: Find a girl your own age. There must be plenty of them. It’s a big city.
Burt: Oh, now, listen, Milly–
Milly: You’re just lonesome. That’s all. Alright, I’m lonesome, too. But we can’t have loneliness pushing us together because it wouldn’t keep us together. Just loneliness reaching out for loneliness. I’m used to being alone.
Burt: That isn’t it at all!
Milly: If you knew a girl your own age, you wouldn’t want me and that isn’t fair. So please, before things get any more complicated–
Burt: But, Milly, I–
Milly: Please, I mean it!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Bad Seed, 1956 (dir. Mervyn LeRoy)


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Hortense Daigle: I’m unfortunate, that’s all. Drunk and unfortunate, ladies and gentlemen.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Ten Commandments, 1956 (dir. Cecil B. DeMille)


So I have watched this film every year around Passover for as long as I can remember. I love it dearly. I was lucky enough to see it on the big screen at the Castro Theatre here in San Francisco yesterday in gorgeous restoration (it’s a shame my DVD screencaps below aren’t from the restoration; they pale in comparison to what I saw projected yesterday). The Ten Commandments was the highest grossing film of 1956 and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound, Best Film Editing, Best Color Cinematography, Best Color Art Director, Best Color Costume Design, Best Special Effects (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: Friendly Persuasion, Giant, The King and I and winner Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Baby Doll, 1956 (dir. Elia Kazan)


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Silva Vacarro: You make me think of cotton. No. . .no fabric or cloth. . .not even satin or silk. . .no kind of fiber, not even a cotton fiber. . .has the absolute delicacy of your skin.
Baby Doll: Should I say thanks, or something?
Silva Vacarro: Just smile. You’ve got an attractive smile. . .and dimples. . .oh, yes, you do. Smile, Mrs. Meighan. There, you see, you do have them.
Baby Doll: Please, don’t touch me, I don’t like to be touched.
Silva Vacarro: Why do you giggle?
Baby Doll: You make me feel kind of hysterical.
Silva Vacarro: I do?
Baby Doll: Mr. Vacarro. . .
Silva Vacarro: Yes?
Baby Doll: I think I’ll go and make us some lemonade. [he stops her] What did you do that for?
Silva Vacarro: I don’t want to be deprived of the pleasure of your company. Not yet.
Baby Doll: Mr. Vacarro, you certainly are getting familiar.
Silva Vacarro: Don’t you have a little fun-loving spirit?
Baby Doll: This isn’t fun.
Silva Vacarro: Why do you giggle, then?
Baby Doll: Because I’m ticklish.
Silva Vacarro: Ticklish? Don’t be so skittish.
Baby Doll: All right, I’ll get up then.
Silva Vacarro: Go on. . .
Baby Doll: I feel so weak.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Wrong Man, 1956 (dir. Alfred Hitchcock)


Lt. Bowers: How do you explain it?
Christopher Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Balestrero: I made a mistake.
Lt. Bowers: And so did the hold up man. And it happens to be the same mistake.

Movie Quote of the Day – Forbidden Planet, 1956 (dir. Fred M. Wilcox)


Commander John J. Adams: Whatever you know in here, your other self knows out there.
Dr. Edward Morbius: I’m not a monster, you. . .
Commander John J. Adams: We’re all part monsters in our subconscious, so we have laws and religion!