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Movie Quote of the Day – Ladies They Talk About, 1933 (dir. Howard Bretherton, William Keighley)


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Susie: Say, there isn’t any punishment bad enough for you!
Nan Taylor: Yeah? Well, being penned up here with a daffodil like you comes awful close.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Stella Dallas, 1937 (dir. King Vidor)


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Stella Dallas: I haven’t been out of the house in two months.
Ed Munn: Been sick?
Stella Dallas: No. But, I don’t know. . .I. . .I don’t seem to get any fun out of a good time anymore. All the time I’m out, I’m thinking of her and what she’s doing and how soon I can get back to her.

Joan Crawford, Indies and Docs: March 2014 in Films


March was a pretty good month. I picked up from last month and managed to watch just slightly more than a film a day, so everything feels much more normal. I also saw a lot of great new and rep releases in theaters during the month – and coming up in just over a week is the TCM Film Festival! That’s going to be fabulous, as it always is. I continued with Female Filmmaker Friday, and I hope y’all have been enjoying reading that feature as much as I have enjoyed writing it. I’ve also watch A LOT of Joan Crawford movies. I didn’t make it through all of the ones I brought home from work to watch (still have six more!), but my total for Miss Crawford is now up to 51 movies! I’m gonna do what I can to see the rest by the end of the year. Wish me luck! Anyways, as always, the full list of what I watched is after the cut, as well as a few stand out favorites.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The File on Thelma Jordon, 1950 (dir. Robert Siodmak)


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Thelma Jordan: Tony! You scared me!
Tony Laredo: I didn’t mean to. I hate to be an eavesdropper.

Movie Quote of the Day – Crime of Passion, 1957 (dir. Gerd Oswald)


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Kathy Ferguson Doyle: I hope all your socks have holes in them and I can sit for hours and hours darning them!
Police Lt. Bill Doyle: I have other plans for you.
Kathy Ferguson Doyle: Oh?

Movie Quote of the Day – Baby Face, 1933 (dir. Alfred E. Green)


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Courtland Trenholm:  You also told us how hard you had to work. When this thing happened, were you working very hard?
Lily Powers: Yeah, but not at the bank.
Courtland Trenholm: Oh, I see.

Movie Quote of the Day – No Man of Her Own, 1950 (dir. Mitchell Leisen)


Helen Ferguson: He’s nice, isn’t he? I mean, giving me his place?
Patrice Harkness: Oh, he’s tolerable. He has his good points.

Movie Quote of the Day – Clash By Night, 1952 (dir. Fritz Lang)


Mae Doyle D’Amato: Home is where you come when you run out of places.

Movie Quote of the Day – Sorry, Wrong Number, 1948 (dir. Anatole Litvak)


Leona: I like you, that’s a different thing, too.
Henry: Like me, like you. Come on, we’re both acting like a couple of kids playing cat and mouse. Besides, what does a dame like you want with a guy like me?

TCM To Release Five Early Frank Capra Classics


 

I’ve actually only seen two of these five films, but I loved both of them. So. Much. Stanwyck.  TCM is partnering with Sony (aka Columbia) and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation to release these films in a box set called Frank Capra: The Early Collection, which will be released on Monday, Sept. 3. The releases will include introductions by Robert Osborne, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard and Michel Gondry, as well as audio commentaries by film historians Jeanine Basinger and Jeremy Arnold. More information after the cut.

 

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