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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?

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Oscar Vault Monday – Born Yesterday, 1950 (dir. George Cukor)


I absolutely adore this film. Since it was recently added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, I thought it would be a great time to explore this film. It’s one that is often overlooked and I think there’s some irrational anger aimed at it because of Judy Holliday’s win over both Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. and Bette Davis in All About Eve. But I think that is a load of baloney. This is a great film and while Holliday’s performance may not have reached the iconic status of those other two performances, it is most definitely a deserved win. Billie Dawn is a remarkable character and Holliday plays her to perfection. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one: Best B&W Costume Design, Best Screenplay, Best Actress Judy Holliday (won), Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were Father of the Bride, King Solomon’s Mines, Sunset Blvd. and winner All About Eve.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Marrying Kind, 1952 (dir. George Cukor)


Chet Keefer: See the only trouble is I can’t promise it’ll be no different. They way I am, that’s the way I am.
Florrie Keefer: Me too.
Chet Keefer: I know everything wrong with me. Too ambitious, delusions of grandeur and all that.
Florrie Keefer: What about me getting nervous?
Chet Keefer: I get nervous, too, don’t I?
Florrie Keefer: It’s a nervous world.
Chet Keefer: I guess we found that out.
Florrie Keefer: Yeah.
Chet Keefer: Listen, Florrie. . .you think so?
Florrie Keefer: I’m too scared. I mean, when we got together finally the first time, I never imagined it could be different or we could bust up or anything. Now I’d always be thinking about it.
Chet Keefer: What makes you think I’d let you?
Florrie Keefer: What I mean is, at least I’d know it’s possible.
Chet Keefer: Maybe it’s a good thing to know it’s possible.
Florrie Keefer: Maybe.
Chet Keefer: I’d like to make a promise that everything is going to be different. I mean, but how could I promise that? I’ll tell you what I can do. I can tell you I’d certainly try.
Florrie Keefer: I would, too, from the bottom of my heart.
Chet Keefer: So what’s wrong with that? So. . .okay?
Florrie Keefer: If we could only remember not to blame one another when things went the wrong way.
Chet Keefer: So okay I come over there?
Florrie Keefer: I don’t see any stop sign, do you?

Movie Quote of the Day – My Favorite Wife, 1940 (dir. Garson Kanin)


Ellen Wagstaff Arden: You sure you don’t love her?
Nick Arden
: The moment I saw you I knew. . .
Ellen Wagstaff Arden: I bet you say that to all your wives.
Nick Arden: I could strangle you. . .

Movie Quote of the Day – Born Yesterday, 1950 (dir. George Cukor)


Billie Dawn: All that stuff I’ve been studying, what Paul’s been telling me. It just mixed me up. But when you hit me before it was like everything knocked itself together in my head and made sense. All of the sudden  I realized what it means. How some people are always giving and some taking; and it’s not fair. So I’m not gonna let you anymore. [beat] Or anybody else.