LINES TO REMEMBER

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Irene Dunne: “We do not have to go to the Bank.”
(I love I REMEMBER MAMA and this family scene with ‘Mama’ so reassuring that the weekly finances are ok – the family don’t actually have a bank account,but it makes the children feel safer to believe they do.)

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The end of DOUBLE INDEMNITY has the wounded Fred MacMurray as Walter Neff ready to tell all to his boss,Edward G.Robinson (as Barton Keys).
“….Let’s take a look at that Dietrickson claim,accident and double indemnity..”

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Betty Lawford: “I’d eat a cow if someone took the horns off!” THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE.
(I’d never heard of Betty Lawford – she was good in this thriller . Turns out she was Peter Lawford’s cousin.  Couldn’t find a photo of Betty.)

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Joan Crawford to Rhys Williams, explaining how she learned that the railroad was coming through the town. She ran into the railroad’s surveyor:
“We exchanged confidences.”
(I love this line and the way Joan delivered it!). JOHHNY GUITAR

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Garbo to Melvyn Douglas: “I am only interested in the shortest distance between two points – Must you flirt?” NINOTCHKA
(What a shame Garbo retired so early.)

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Mary Boland: “My dear, you’ve got the Reno jumpy-wumpies!” THE WOMEN

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Claude Rains:” I am married to an American agent.”
Leopoldine Konstantin: “We are protected by the enormity of your stupidity.”
(That marvellous actress (whose name I am not going to repeat!) was only three years older than Claude Rains when she played his mother in this Hitchcock thriller.) NOTORIOUS.

6 responses »

  1. Nice choices.
    The Professionals could rate a post all of its own, but here are a few favourites:

    Bill Dolworth: Just wondering… what makes you worth a hundred thousand dollars.
    Maria Grant: Go to hell.
    Bill Dolworth: Yes ma’am. I’m on my way.

    Grant: Your hair was darker.
    Rico: My heart was lighter.

  2. Colin, just watched THE PROFESSIONALS again and enjoyed it. Just one big reservation. Robert Ryan’s role was ridiculously small for such a fine actor. Anybody could have played that role.
    Have you reviewed it on your blog? I couldn’t find it.

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