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Movie Quote of the Day – Christmas Holiday, 1944 (dir. Robert Siodmak)


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Robert Manette: You know, sometimes when I listen to it I feel that, that there’s nothing that man is capable of that I can’t do. Then it stops and it’s over.
Abigail Martin: Oh, not for me. When I hear good music I feel, well I feel as though something had been added to my life that wasn’t there before.
Robert Manette: I’d like that. Think you can teach me?

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Movie Quote of the Day – What A Way To Go!, 1964 (dir. J. Lee Thompson)


Louisa May Foster: And in all the fourteen years, you’ve never wanted to play anywhere else?
Pinky Benson: Oh, you mean the big time? Boy, why does everybody seem to think you have to want to play the big time? Why? You get to the top of the ladder and you’re a slave to your fans; you’ve got no life of your own. Then you’ve got to start worrying about staying up there. Oh, no. Not for me. I’m happy doing what I’m doing.

From The Warner Archive: Two Never Before On DVD Featuring Gene Kelly


The Warner Archive recently released six Gene Kelly films that had never before been on DVD. I was lucky enough to review two of them: Black Hand and The Devil Makes Three, both of which have been newly remastered.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Singin’ in the Rain, 1952 (dir. Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly)


Lina Lamont: Oh Donny! You couldn’t kiss me like that and not mean it just a teensy, weensy bit!
Don Lockwood: Meet the greatest actor in the world! I’d rather kiss a tarantula.
Lina Lamont: You don’t mean that.
Don Lockwood: I don’t – – Hey Joe, bring me a tarantula.

From The Warner Archive: Fred Astaire vs. Gene Kelly


I’ve always been partial to Gene Kelly, myself. The Warner Archive asks you to choose between the two icons of dance on film with two new releases from the collection: Fred Astaire in the 1943 wartime dark comedy The Sky’s The Limit and Gene Kelly in the 1947 post-war musical comedy Living In A Big Way. Both films are little seen and essential for fans of the dancers, though I will admit as these reviews go on, my preference for Kelly will start to show.

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