Joan Crawford to Robert Young,describing Eve Arden’s character in Goodbye My Fancy:
“You mustn’t mind Woody. Her mind’s always on the tip of her tongue.”
Joan Crawford to Frank Lovejoy in Goodbye My Fancy:
“We were a nice snapshot but never a family portrait.”
Dressed To Kill opens with Lloyd Nolan(as Michael Shayne, detective) putting down a deposit on a suit for his forthcoming wedding. The tailor knows Mike and says, “this case,is it dangerous?” When Mike says, “Why?”, the tailor says:
“You gotta go through so much red tape to get a suit back from the morgue.”
Walter Brennan, “Was you ever stung by a dead bee?” (though in this scene it is Lauren Bacall asking the question!). To Have And Have Not.
Ninotchka: “The last mass trials were a great success. There are going to be fewer but better Russians.”
Ninotchka in a cafe ordering raw beets and carrots.
Waiter: “This is a restaurant,not a meadow.”
Vincent Price as Shelby Carpenter:”I can afford a blemish on my character,but not on my clothes.”
Millard Mitchell as R.F.Simpson:”Don, it’ll be a sensation. Lamont and Lockwood, they talk!”
Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont:”Well, of course we talk. Don’t everybody?” (one line of dialogue which has to be heard !). (Singin’ in The Rain)
Harry Pebbel,”I’ve told you a hundred times. I don’t want to win awards. Give me pictures that end with a kiss and black ink in the books.” (The Bad And The Beautiful)