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Movie Quote of the Day – Tall in the Saddle, 1944 (dir. Edwin L. Marin)


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[Arly throws a knife at Rocklin; He swoops her up and kisses her.]
Rocklin: I reckon you forgot something. You just fired me.
[Dave runs in.]
Dave: Hey Rock! He got away, but guess. . .what.
Rocklin: You guess.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Quiet Man, 1952 (dir. John Ford)


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Thornton: I don’t get this. Why do we have to get you along? Back in the States, I’d drive up, honk the horn, the gal’d come runnin’. . .
Mary Kate Danaher: Come a-runnin’? I’m no woman to be honked at and come a-runnin’!

Oscar Vault Monday – The Longest Day, 1962 (dir. Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton and Bernhard Wicki)


The trailer for The Longest Day calls this one of the most ambitious films ever made and I think that is still true today. It would take multiple posts to write about everything there is to write about with this film. Instead, I am going to write about a few of my favorite performers in the film (look at that cast list; it’s insane!). You can read a lot about the production of the film here.  I used to love this movie when I was a kid and was lucky enough to see it on the big screen at the TCM Film Festival in 2012 (first thing in the morning, too!). If you ever get a chance to see it on the big screen, don’t miss it! It’s amazing. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning two: Best Film Editing, Best B&W Art Direction, Best B&W Cinematography (won),  Best Special Effects and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were: The Music Man, Mutiny on the Bounty, To Kill a Mockingbird and winner Lawrence of Arabia.

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Pre-Codes Coming To TCM Vault Collection


Columbia is releasing five of its Pre-Code films through the TCM Vault Collection on July 2nd. The collection will have five films on it: Arizona (1931), Ten Cents a Dance (1931),Virtue (1932), Three Wise Girls (1932) and Shopworn (1932).


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Movie Quote of the Day – Rio Bravo, 1959 (dir. Howard Hawks)


John T. Chance: It’s nice to see a smart kid for a change.