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Movie Quote of the Day – Only Angels Have Wings, 1939 (dir. Howard Hawks)


Geoff Carter: You’re a queer duck.
Bonnie Lee: So are you.
Geoff Carter: I can’t make you out.
Bonnie Lee: Same here. What was she like, anyway?
Geoff Carter: Who?
Bonnie Lee: That girl that made you act the way you do.
Geoff Carter: A whole lot like you. Just as nice, almost as smart.
Bonnie Lee: Chorus girl?
Geoff Carter: Only by temperament.
Bonnie Lee: Well, at least you’re true to the type.
Geoff Carter: Sit down, make yourself comfortable.
Bonnie Lee: Still carrying a torch for her, aren’t you?
Geoff Carter: Got a match?
Bonnie Lee: Say, don’t you ever have any?
Geoff Carter: No – don’t believe in laying in a supply of anything. [she hands him a match] Thanks.
Bonnie Lee: Matches, marbles, money or women, huh?
Geoff Carter: That’s right.
Bonnie Lee: No looking ahead; no tomorrows; just today.
Geoff Carter: That’s right.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Easy Living, 1937 (dir. Mitchell Leisen)


Mary Smith:  Didn’t you study to be anything?
John Ball Jr.: Anything like what?
Mary Smith:  Oh, like a dentist or something?
John Ball Jr.: Uh-uh.
Mary Smith:  Well, how did you expect to while away the hours after you grew up?
John Ball Jr.: I didn’t have to study to do that. In training, I’ve whiled away an hour in 26 minutes flat. Oh course, I’ve always had the dream I could do it in 25, but. . .

Movie Quote of the Day – The More The Merrier, 1943 (dir. George Stevens)


Connie Milligan: I’m sorry mister, but I prefer. .
Mr. Dingle: Mr. Dingle.
Connie Milligan: Mr. Dingle. I prefer sharing my apartment with a lady.
Mr. Dingle: That’s fine, so would I.

Oscar Vault Monday – The More The Merrier, 1943 (dir. George Stevens)


It’s hard to write about any film that was nominated for Best Picture in 1943 since the winner that year is almost universally thought to be one of, if not the greatest film of all time – Casablanca. That being said, there were some other really great films that came out in 1943. I decided to go with one of my favorite recently discovered classic comedies, George Stevens’ The More the Merrier. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one: Best Writing – Original Story, Best Writing – Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor Charles Coburn (won), Best Actress Jean Arthur, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: For Whom the Bell Tolls, Heaven Can Wait, The Human Comedy, In Which We Serve, Madame Curie, The Ox-Bow Incident, The Song of Bernadette, Watch on the Rhine and winner Casablanca.

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