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Movie Quote of the Day – Female, 1933 (dir. Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, William A. Wellman)


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Alison: To me a woman in love is a pathetic spectacle; she’s either so miserable that she wants to die or she’s so happy you want to die.
Harriet: Aren’t you ever going to marry?
Alison: No, thanks. Not me. You know, a long time ago I decided to travel the same open road men travel. So I treat men exactly the way they’ve always treated women.
Harriet: You evidently haven’t much respect for men.
Alison: I know for some women a man is a household necessity, myself I’d rather have a canary.

Movie Quote of the Day – Four Wives, 1939 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Kay Lemp: Look.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm-hmmm.
Kay Lemp: Right from the comissary.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Mmm. No, no. I don’t care for a sandwich, thanks.
Kay Lemp: It’s not for you, it’s for me. Know any more about nomoncoculosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Do you?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: No, no. Not much. It takes time. I make a little progress. Somebody else makes a little progress. Maybe a hundred years.
Kay Lemp: Well, anyway, you’ve just done a great job.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Oh, thanks.
Kay Lemp: Say, wouldn’t you like me to develop nomoncoconosous?
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Pneumoconiosis.
Kay Lemp: Yeah, so you can have a handy guinea pig.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Hey, how did you know I liked milk instead of cream in my coffee?
Kay Lemp: I noticed at the house.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Yeah?
Kay Lemp: Nothing escapes me. Nothing and no one.
Dr. Clinton Forrest, Jr.: Ohhhh.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mandalay, 1934 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Spot White: Haven’t we met before, Colonel?
Col. Thomas Dawson: No, this is my first look at you.
Spot White: Is it overwhelming you?

Movie Quote of the Day – Flamingo Road, 1949 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Fielding Carlisle: Isn’t it about time he asked you to marry him?
Lane Bellamy: Did you?
Fielding Carlisle: That was different.
Lane Bellamy: Yes, it was, Field. I was in love with you.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Breaking Point, 1950 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


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Harry Morgan: You women – you remember everything a guy says and then you hit him with it.

From The Warner Archive: Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 6


The Forbidden Hollywood collections have been bringing us some of the greatest pre-code films to DVD for the first time for almost a decade. Originally released through the TCM Vault Collection, the last few editions have come from the Warner Archive Collection. Vol. 6 has been out for a few weeks now, but I was finally able to sit down and watch the four films included: The Wet ParadeDownstairsMandalay and Massacre. It’s a pretty great collection – all of films I hadn’t heard of before. Vol. 7 will be coming out shortly (and I will hopefully report on that collection as well). After the cut, I’ll briefly discuss the four films that are included in this excellent manufactured on demand set.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Cabin In The Cotton, 1932 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


Madge: I’d like to kiss you, but I just washed my hair.

Oscar Vault Monday – Mildred Pierce, 1945 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


This is one of my favorite films from the “film noir” era of classical Hollywood (although, you could argue it’s pre-noir, since a lot of scholars place 1946 as the first year of that era; but that’s neither here nor there). Joan Crawford gives one of the greatest performances of her long and diverse career and director Michael Curtiz (whose most famous film is probably Casablanca) hits all the right notes. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning one: Best B&W Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress Ann Blyth, Best Supporting Actress Eve Arden, Best Actress Joan Crawford (won) and Best Picture. The other films nominated that year were Anchors Aweigh, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Spellbound and winner The Lost Weekend.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


George M. Cohan: Mr. President, I’ve just begun to earn this medal. It’s quite a thing.
The President: Well, it’s the best material we could find, what with priorities and all.
George M. Cohan: Goodbye, sir. And I want you to know, I’m not the only one that’s grateful. My mother thanks you, my father thanks you, and my sister thanks you, and I assure you, I thank you.

Movie Quote of the Day – Mildred Pierce, 1945 (dir. Michael Curtiz)


Ida: Personally, Veda’s convinced me that alligators have the right idea. [beat] They eat their young.