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Movie Quote of the Day – Damn Yankees!, 1958 (dir. George Abbott, Stanley Donen)


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Lola: Joe, would you like to take Lola some place tonight?
Joe Hardy: Gee, I – I sure would like to but, uh, you know what Mr. Van Buren would say.
Lola: He’d say you lucky boy.
Joe Hardy: No, no! He’d say it’s late. He likes us to get to bed early.
Lola: Any particular place?

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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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Movie Quote of the Day – Two For The Road, 1967 (dir. Stanley Donen)


Joanna WallaceWhat sort of people sit in a restaurant and don’t even try to talk to each other?
Mark Wallace: Married people.

Movie Quote of the Day – Charade, 1963 (dir. Stanley Donen)


Peter Joshua: Do we know each other?
Regina Lampert:  Why, do you think we’re going to?
Peter Joshua: I don’t know — how would I know?
Regina Lampert: Because I already know an awful lot of people. Until one of them dies I couldn’t possibly meet anyone else.
Peter Joshua: Hmm, well if anyone goes on the critical list, let me know.

Movie Quote of the Day – Funny Face, 1957 (dir. Stanley Donen)


Dick Avery: Holy Moses! You look fabulous! [beat] Look, stop. Stop!
Jo Stockton: I can’t stop. Take the picture.
Dick Avery: Stop!
Jo Stockton: I don’t want to stop. I like it. Take the picture. Take the picture.