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Great Lines From Film Noirs

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Your a bitter little lady.

Paul Henreid

Its a bitter little world.

Joan Bennett

Hollow Triump

Thats the trouble with foreign countries.Everythings so foreign.

George Raft

Intrigue

If your smart you can be a hero.If your dumb you can be dead.

Ted De Corsia

Enforcer

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"When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it."

 

Humphrey Bogart, aka Sam Spade, to Peter Lorre , aka Cairo , from *The Maltese Falcon*.

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Walter Neff in ?Double Indemnity?:

 

?Yes, I killed him. I killed him for money, and a woman...

 

I didn't get the money and I didn't get the woman.?

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Your a good man,sister.

Humphrey Bogart

Maltese Falcon

Maybe she was alright and maybe Christmas comes in July.

Humphrey Bogart

Dead Reckoning

We deserve a break.

Jane Greer

We deserve each other.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

Nothing in the world is any good unless you share it.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 15, 2010 8:01 PM

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Sure I know what love is - it's what goes on between a man and a .45 that won't jam. -- Al Goddard (Alan Ladd), *Appointment with Danger*

 

The summation of the noir attitude:

 

Eh, what's the difference? -- Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden), *The Killing*

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Ive met a lot of hard boiled eggs in my time,but you your twenty minutes.

Jan Sterling to Kirk Douglas

Ace In The Hole

if I was to buried in Potters Field it would just kill me.

Thelma Ritter

Pickup On South Street

Were always in the Red.

James Milligan(Talking about Communist Funds)

I Was A Communist For The FBI

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Write me a sob story.Miss Lonelyhearts wont be lonely anymore.

Broderick Crawford

Scandal Sheet

Be careful.

Otto Hulett

Ill put real bullets in my gun.

Broderick Crawford

The Mob

Were tougher than any truck ever come off an assembly line.

George Raft

They Drive By Night

The doors made me do it.HA HA.The doors made me do it.

Ida Lupino

They Drive By Night

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He aint to be trusted.

Steve Brodie

Why should he be different?

James Cagney

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

Hep.Cotten.When we get the train on the spurs,start hopping.

James Cagney

White Heat

Great feeling talking to Ma.Great feeling.Liked it.Maybe I am nuts.

James Cagney

White Heat

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 17, 2010 8:21 PM

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

> "You're not very tall" (Carman Sternwood to Phillip Marlowe)

> "I try to be." (Phillip Marlowe)

>

> *The Big Sleep*

 

"She tried to sit in my lap while I was standing up."

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I just met the swellest dame.She smacked me in the kisser.

Brian Donlevy

The Glass Key

Theres more here than meets the FBi.

Humphrey Bogart

All Through The Night.

It was the bottom of the barrel and I scraped it.But I didnt care.I had her.

Robert Mitchum

Out Of The Past

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

> Is that also from THE BIG SLEEP, or is that from THE SMALL NAP?

 

 

It was definitely in *The Big Sleep*, since it was Carmen Stearnwood who tried to do the sitting. I'm not familiar with THE SMALL NAP. I have seen the independent short *The Big Nap*, which is a clever, humorous, take-off on *The Big Sleep*, about a cat taking a nap, told with voice-over.

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"... and I guess that was your accomplice in the woodchipper?" Police chief Francis McDormand in Fargo.

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Its heavy.What is it?

Ward Bond(Holding Falcon)

The stuff that dreams are made of.

Humphrey Bogart

Maltese Falcon

I could make your buisness my buisness.

John Ridgley

You wouldnt like it.The pays to small.

Humphrey Bogart

The Big Sleep

Arthur.You are not shutting up.

Stephen McNally

Split Second

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Kitty is innocent.Kitty is innocent.

Ava Gardner

The Killers

When it comes to dates,1492 is the only one I remember.

Vince Barnett

The Killers

Your sick,Cal.You dont care about anyone or anything.

Howard Duff

Private Hell 36

You trying to drink the place dry?

Howard Duff

You kill time your way,Ill kill it mine.

Dan Duryea

Johnny Stool Pigeon

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How much time has he got?

Edmond OBrein

Hes behind schedule now..

Doctor

The Killers

I wish I could have known the old Kitty Collins.

Edmond OBrien to Ava Gardner

The Killers

If theres one thing I hate,its a double crossing dame.

Albert Deker

The Killers

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How do you catch a rat?You set a trap.

Richard Rober

Illegal Entry

I know what love is,its what goes on between a man and a 45 that wont jam.

Alan Ladd

Appointment With Danger

Half the cops in L.A.are looking for you.

Howard Da Silva

Only half?

Alan Ladd

The Blue Dahlia

What a dump.

Bette Davis

Beyond The Forest

Hey,I like this.Early nothing.

Gloria Grahame

Big Heat

Its lavish.But I call it home.

Clifton Webb

Laura

I hear your living in the same old dump.

Robert Ryan

Home is what its called.

Robert Mitchum

The Racket

When you let guys use you,make sure their smart guys.

Robert Ryan

The Racket

Good boy.Fights real dirty.

Vic Morrow

King Creole

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 24, 2010 10:46 PM

 

Edited by: ERROL23 on Dec 24, 2010 10:48 PM

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From The Big Sleep:

 

Vivian: You go too far, Marlowe.

Marlowe: Those are harsh words to throw at a man, especially when he's walking out of your bedroom.

 

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 comefrom behind, find out what their whole card is, what makes them run.

Marlowe: Find out mine?

Vivian: I think so.

Marlowe: Go ahead.

Vivian: I'd say you don't like to be rated. You like to get out in front, open up a little lead, take a little breather in the backstretch, and then come home free.

Marlowe: You don't like to be rated yourself.

Vivian: I haven't met anyone yet that can do it. Any suggestions?

Marlowe: Well, I can't tell till I've seen you over a distance of ground. You've got a touch of class, but I don't know how, how far you can go.

Vivian: A lot depends on who's in the saddle.

 

General Sternwood: How do you like your brandy, sir?

Philip Marlowe: In a glass.

 

Carmen Sternwood: Is he as cute as you are?

Philip Marlowe: Nobody is.

 

From Murder, My Sweet:

Philip Marlowe: "'Okay Marlowe,' I said to myself. 'You're a tough guy. You've been sapped twice, choked, beaten silly with a gun, shot in the arm until you're crazy as a couple of waltzing mice. Now let's see you do something really tough - like putting your pants on.'"

 

Philip Marlowe: She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle.

 

Philip Marlowe: That's just part of my clothes. I hardly ever shoot anybody with it.

 

 

From The Maltese Falcon:

Spade: We didn't exactly believe your story, Miss O'Shaughnessy. We believed your 200 dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it all right.

 

Joel Cairo: You always have a very smooth explanation...

Sam Spade: What do you want me to do, learn to stutter?

 

Joel Cairo: I certainly wish you would have invented a more reasonable story. I felt distinctly like an idiot repeating it.

Sam Spade: Don't worry about the story's goofiness. A sensible one would have had us all in the cooler.

 

 

From Casablanca (not officially a noir, but should be):

 

Woman: What makes saloonkeepers so snobbish?

Banker: Perhaps if you told him I ran the second largest banking house in Amsterdam.

Carl: Second largest? That wouldn't impress Rick. The leading banker in Amsterdam is now the pastry chef in our kitchen.

Banker: We have something to look forward to.

 

Ugarte: You know, Rick, I have many a friend in Casablanca, but somehow, just because you despise me, you are the only one I trust.

 

Captain Renault: Rick, there are many exit visas sold in this caf?, but we know that *you've* never sold one. That is the reason we permit you to remain open.

Rick: Oh? I thought it was because I let you win at roulette.

Captain Renault: That is *another* reason

 

Rick: Tell me, who was it you left me for? Was it Laszlo, or were there others in between? Or - aren't you the kind that tells?

 

Ugarte: Rick, think of all the poor devils who can't meet Renault's price. I get it for them for half. Is that so... parasitic?

Rick: I don't mind a parasite. I object to a cut-rate one.

 

Yvonne: Where were you last night?

Rick: That's so long ago, I don't remember.

Yvonne: Will I see you tonight?

Rick: I never make plans that far ahead.

 

Rick: How can you close me up? On what grounds?

Captain Renault: I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!

Croupier: Your winnings, sir.

Captain Renault: Oh, thank you very much.

 

Captain Renault: I've often speculated why you don't return to America. Did you abscond with the church funds? Run off with a senator's wife? I like to think you killed a man. It's the Romantic in me.

Rick: It was a combination of all three.

 

From Mildred Pierce:

Ida: Personally, Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.

 

Ida: When men get around me, they get allergic to wedding rings.

 

Mildred: Wally, you should be kept on a leash! Now why can't you be friendly?

Wally: But I *am* being friendly!

Mildred: No, I mean it. Friendship's much more lasting than love.

Wally: Yeah, but it isn't as entertaining.

 

Mildred: Cut it out, Wally. You make me feel like Little Red Riding Hood.

Wally: And I'm the Big Bad Wolf, huh? Now, Milly, you've got me all wrong. I'm a romantic guy, but I'm no wolf.

Mildred: Then quit howling!

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> {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."

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My My,so many guns and so little brains.

Humphrey Bogart

The Big Sleep

What do you want me to do?Count three like they do in the movies?

Bob Steele holding a gun on Elisha Cook JR

Big Sleep

I dont trust anybody,especially women.

Humphrey Bogart

Dead Reckoning

Maybe she was alright and maybe Christmas comes in July.

Humphrey Bogart

Dead Reckoning

I guess you dont remember me.

Paul Douglas

I dont remember a lot of things.

Barbra Stanwyck

Clash By Night

Thats life.No matter which way you turn fate sticks out a foot to trip you.

Tom Neal

Detour

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My two husbands was turnips.

Ester Howard

Born To Kill

I hope Laurie went to Heaven,but she wouldnt have much fun up there.

Ester Howard

Born To Kill

If I had any sense Id walk out on you.

Joan Bennett

You havent got any sense.

Dan Duryea

Scarlet Street

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> {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.

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