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FAMOUS MOVIE QUOTES

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What's the answer you WANT, thistledown?

 

We've said it's from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

 

We've said the quote is by the Queen/Wicked Witch.

 

What do you want? The name Lucille LaVerne? Is that it?

 

Sheesh... some people.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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whatever! Daneldorado, you came up with the 1st correct answer---it's your turn for a new quote--MR

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Maybe Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny?

 

 

Hi, Norby... Sorry, no, it isn't Marisa. The movie in question is much earlier.

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Sorry, folks, I just discovered that the quote I posted here can be easily found by accessing Google. It's from "Bedtime Story" (1964).

 

I'm going to try and come up with another quote, from another movie, one that takes a little more research than a Google scan.

 

In the meantime, I'll throw open the board to anyone who wishes to post a quote.

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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Thanks, Dan, I'll take you up on that.

 

"The Nobility of England, My Lord, would have snored through the Sermon On The Mount!"

 

--I have a life, so I'll check back in the AM for responses.

 

cmvgor

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"The Nobility of England, My Lord, would have snored through the Sermon On The Mount!"

 

 

I'm guessing Paul Scofield, in "A Man for All Seasons" (1966).

 

Cheers,

Dan

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Correct, Dan. Paul Scofield to Nigel Davenport (or Sir Thomas More to Lord Norfolk).

 

Take it away.

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Thanks, cmvgor.... Your mission, should you agree to accept it, is to find out who spoke the following:

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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No replies yet. So I'm bumping this question, and I'll add this clue: It's a MUSICAL film.

 

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof"?

 

 

 

No, not Tevye. What are you doing -- guessing? You've got an awful lot of musicals to go through, if that is what you're doing.

 

The film in question is indeed a musical, but is in black & white, not color.

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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Danel. it's been 3 days, do you want to give more clues or another quote?

 

 

 

Okay, we know the film in question is a musical, and that it is in black and white. So that means it was pre-"Oliver!" (1968). Can't think of any b&w musicals that have been made since then. Can you?

 

Again, the quote is:

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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Bing Crosby in Going My Way?

 

 

 

No, not Bing.

 

Here is another clue: In the movie in question, the speaker of the quote says it no less than FIVE TIMES, always in pretty much the same form.

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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"It isn't rain you know

It's raining violets

And when you see clouds

Up on a hill

You soon will see crowds of..."

 

Great cyber name.

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Ray Walston as Mr. Applegate in "Damn Yankees"?

 

 

 

No. I think we've established that the film in question was in black and white. "Damn Yankees" (1958) was in color.

 

And someone else asked if it was Fred Astaire in one of the two films he made with Rita Hayworth. No, the speaker of the quote had an English accent. I think Astaire was from Nebraska.

 

Here is the quote again:

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

I believe we've also established that the speaker says those lines at least five times in this film.

 

Here are TWO MORE hints: The film in question is usually considered the best movie ever made by its star. The speaker of the quote plays the father of the star.

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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Norbell guessed:

 

Walter Huston.

 

 

Sorry, no. However, Norby, that's an excellent guess. The film you cited is a black & white musical, and Huston does play the father of the star. But he doesn't speak with a British accent, and he didn't say the lines in question.

 

Here's the quote again:

 

"I'm a reasonable man. As long as I can keep body and soul together, that's all I ask for, here below."

 

Who said that, and in what film?

 

In addition to the above clues, we also know that the speaker of the quote repeats it, about five (5) times in this film.

 

Here's a new clue:

 

Although the speaker of the quote delivers the line with a British accent, he was actually born in New York City.

 

Who is he, and what is the film title?

 

Cheers,

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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