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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.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Guns of Navarone, 1961 (dir. J. Lee Thompson)


Corporal Miller: To tell you the truth, I didn’t think we could do it.
Capt. Keith Mallory: To tell you the truth, neither did I.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Bishop’s Wife, 1947 (dir. Henry Koster)


A lot of quality classic films that revolve around Christmas unfairly get overlooked as simply a seasonal film, worth pulling out in December only. This is something I hate to see, because a lot of these classic films are such wonderful, timeless films that deserve much more attention than they often receive. Case in point: The Bishop’s Wife. At the time of its release it was nominated for multiple Oscars and widely revered, now it’s mostly only talked about at Christmastime. I suppose by writing about it in December, I’m doing exactly the same thing. Oh well. I love this film. For the longest time it was my favorite Cary Grant film (it’s still in my Top 5) and is endlessly watchable. Like I said earlier, it was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one: Best Sound (won), Best Score, Best Film Editing and Best Picture. It was up against Crossfire, Great Expectations, Miracle on 34th Street (another Christmas-themed film) and winner Gentleman’s Agreement.

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