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Movie Quote of the Day – The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, 1946 (dir. Lewis Milestone)


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Walter O’Neil: I wasn’t going to shoot.
Sam Masterson: I wasn’t going to wait and see.

Movie Quote of the Day – The Roaring Twenties, 1939 (dir. Raoul Walsh)


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Panama Smith: He’s dead.
Cop: Well, who is this guy?
Panama Smith: This is Eddie Bartlett.
Cop: Well, how’re you hooked up with him?
Panama Smith: I could never figure it out.
Cop: What was his business?
Panama Smith: He used to be a big shot.

Movie Quote of the Day – Body and Soul, 1947 (dir. Robert Rossen)


Charlie Davis: Get yourself a new boy. I retire.
Roberts: What makes you think you can get away with this?
Charlie Davis: What are you gonna do? Kill me? Everybody dies.

Oscar Vault Monday – The Hustler, 1961 (dir. Robert Rossen)


This is one of those films that sucks you into its world and doesn’t let up for a moment until it’s over. Then afterwards you realize you’ve forgotten to breathe for two and a half hours. This is definitely one of Paul Newman’s best performances, though pretty much all of Paul Newman’s performances are his best because, like Jack Lemmon, Newman is always good. The Hustler was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning two: Best B&W Art Direction (won), Best B&W Cinematography (won), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor Jackie Gleason, Best Supporting Actor George C. Scott, Best Actress Piper Laurie, Best Actor Paul Newman, Best Director and Best Picture. The other films nominated for Best Picture that year were Fanny, The Guns of Navarone, Judgement at Nuremberg and winner West Side Story.

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Movie Quote of the Day – The Hustler, 1961 (dir. Robert Rossen)


Fast Eddie: Boy, you better, you tell your boys they better kill me, Bert. They better go all the way with me, ’cause if they just bust me up, I’ll put all those pieces back together again, then so help me. . .So help me God, Bert, I’m gonna come back here and I’m gonna kill you.