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Movie Quote of the Day – Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, 1960 (dir. Charles Walters)


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Kate Robinson Mackay: How do you like it, huh?
David Mackay: Looks like it’s out of Ivanhoe.
Larry Mackay: It’s much older than that.
Gabriel Mackay: How come it’s so big?
Kate Robinson Mackay: Because we couldn’t afford anything smaller.

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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