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Great Lines From Film Noirs

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I got to play watchdog tonight.

Wally Cassell

Stay in your own kennell.

Gaby Andre

Highway 301

Do you think beer has food value?

Robert Ryan

Clash By Night

I need a drink,what do you say?

Robert Ryan

I say,I need a drink.

Barbra Stanwyck

Clash By Night

If you want fresh air,dont look for it in this town.

Anthony Caruso

The Asphalt Jungle

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Everybody wants to be a detective.Must be all those radio serials.

Police Officer

A Double Life

 

The work of the police,like that of a women is never done.

Narrator

He walked By Night

I love this dinky town.

Burt Lancaster

Sweet Smell of Sucess

That isnt the way to play it.

Robert Mitchum

Why not?

Jane Greer

It aint the way to win.

Robert Mitchum

Is there a way to win?

Jane Greer

Theres a way to win more slowly.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

7 11?You got the right numbers in the wrong game.

Humphrey Bogart

Dead Reckoning

Here buy yourself a closetful of clothes.I like my boys to look sharp.

Richard Widmark

Street With No Name

What kind of dame was she?The sixty cent,special cheap,flashy,strictly poison under the gravy.

Charles McGraw

Narrow Margin

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 30, 2010 7:57 PM

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 30, 2010 8:03 PM

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You must think Im dumb.

Louis Jean Heydt

Just average for a grafter.

Humphrey Bogart

The Big Sleep

Who said I was an honest citzen and where would it get me if I was?

Lizabeth Scott

The Racket

Murder can be like a chain.One link leading to another till they circle your neck.

Orson Welles

The Stranger

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> {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> > {quote:title=ValentineXavier wrote:}{quote}

> > > {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> > > From The Big Sleep:

> > > Vivian: Speaking of horses, I like to play them myself. But I like to see them workout a little first, see if they're front runners or come from behind, find out what their *whole* card is, what makes them run.

> >

> > Lots of good ones! I just want to point out that it's "hole card," not "whole card."

>

> Thanks. I know next to nothing about horse racing and nothing at all about betting.

 

 

They are kind of mixing metaphors. "Hole card" comes from stud poker, where some cards are turned up, and some are kept face down, so only the person whose hand it is knows what their "hole cards" are. The term "hole card' evolved to mean something a person holds back to use in a pinch, a sort of hidden strength.

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A neglected house gets an unhappy look.This one had it in spades.

William Holden

Sunset Boulevard

This steak is tough.

Driver

You cant send it back.You bit it.

Ann Sheridan

They Drive By Night

Ill be back this way tonight,Red.

Driver

Thanks for the warning.

Ann Sheridan

They Drive By Night

Last time I looked you had a wife.

Barbra Stanwyck

Maybe next time you look I wont.

Robert Ryan

Thats what they all say.

Barbra Stanwyck

Clash By Night

They say the day you die your name is written on a cloud.

Virginia Huston

Who?

Robert Mitchum

They

Virginia Huston

Never heard of them.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Jan 5, 2011 5:40 PM

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> {quote:title=traceyk65 wrote:}{quote}

> Thanks. I know next to nothing about horse racing and nothing at all about betting.

 

For some reason, that sounds like a film noir line itself.

 

Edited by: misswonderly on Jan 5, 2011 10:50 PM

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We aint safe with a crackpot giving orders.

Steve Cochran

White Heat

Theres a lind of depravity in you.

Claire Trvor

Born To Kill

They say all Californians come from Iowa.

Fred Mac Murray

Double Indemnity

What do you do?

Dick Powell

Im sort of a part time model.

Jean Porter

Cry Danger

Jerrys the salt of the earth,but hes not the seasoning for you.

Robert Ryan

Clash By Night

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You dont go fishing with a 45 in your hands.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

I like to hear you talk.

Joan Crawford

Yeah,so do I.Something about the sound of my own voice fascinates me.

Jack Carson

Mildred Pierce

I ran out of other cheeks.

Elvis Presley

King Creole

Gilda,are you decent?

George Macready

ME?

Rita Hayworth

Gilda

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My right hand hasnt seen my left hand in thirty years.

Burt Lancaster

Sweet Smell Of Success

Why do you want to carry a gun?

William Bendix

It makes me feel two feet taller.

Edmond Obrien

The Web

First is first,second is nobody.

Richard Conte

Big Combo

Were all sisters under the mink.

Gloria Grahame

The Big Heat

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Give me a light,copper.

William Bendix

Here and dont call me copper.

Detective

Thanks,copper

William Bendix

Blue Dahlia

life is like a ball game.You gotta take a swing at whatever comes along before you wake up and find its the ninth inning.

Ann Savage

Detour

What would you like?

Claudette Colbert

More of the hostess

Robert Cummings

Sleep,My Love

Can I take your order?

Ann Sheridan

Yea,but it aint on the menu.

George Raft

They Drive By Night

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Quite a turnout.Everyones here.

Constance Collier

Nauseating mixture of Park Avenue and Broadway.Proves Im a liberal.

Clifton Webb

Dark Corner

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If you were a nice guy,youd cry a little bit with me.Youd really feel sorry for a girl whose first engagement ring was bought by a man stupid enough to embazzle and stupid enough to get caught.

Lizebeth Scott

Pitfall

He finally got to the top of the world and it blew right up in his face.

Edmond OBrien

White Heat

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Occasionally I always drink too much.

Richard Edman

Cry Danger

Your drinking that stuff this early?

Jean Peters

When you drink as much as I do you gotta start early.

Richard Ederman

Cry Danger

Have you ever noticed if for some reason you want to feel completely out of step with the rest of the world,the only real thing to do is sit around a cocktail lounge in the afternoon?

Lizebeth Scott

Pitfall

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Thanks for all the cool film noir quotes, errol. If you know all these by heart, you have an amazing memory and an impressive love of film noir. If you look them up first, you at least have the latter. Either way, they're fun to read.

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The only man thats not afraid to die is the man thats dead already.

Lee Marvin

The Killers(1964)

Nothing like looking your best for a stickup.

Lee Marvin

Violent Saturday

What are you trying to forget?

Minor Watson

Ill tell you when Ive forgotten.

Bette Davis

Beyond The Forest

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You see too much,you think too much,and you breathe too much.

Sheldon Leonard

And bet too much on the wrong horses.

Tom Conway.

Falcon In Hollywood

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I can afford a blemish on my character,but not my clothes.

Vincent Price

Laura

Dames are always pulling a switch on you.

Dana Andrews

Laura

Hes still doing the polka.

Vincent Price

Betsy Ross taught it to me.

Clifton Webb

Laura

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Errol, you are wonderful. I read these lines, close my eyes and the movie plays in my head. If I can't find one on TV, my brain kicks in. Thank you.

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