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> Thanks, patful! That was with Virginia. And, I

> haven't ever seen it. I have seen previews, and he

> was somethin' else. Up on top of that tank at the

> end! Whew!


Whew! is right. That finale has got to be the greatest ending to any gangster movie in history. Filmed by the great director Raoul Walsh, and with terrific editing, it really appeared as if Cagney was on top of the tank. (Spoiler alert: In addition, the last line of dialogue right after the explosion is just classic.


John Archer ( BTW, the father of actress Anne Archer): Cody Jarrett.

Edmond O'Brien: He finally made it to the top of the world. And it blew right up in his face.

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my man godfrey 1936


Alexander Bullock: I've just been going over last month's bills, and I find that you people have confused me with the Treasury Department.

Cornelia Bullock: Oh, don't start that again, Dad.

Alexander Bullock: I don't mind giving the government 60% of what I make. But I can't do it when my family spends 50%!

Irene: Well, why should the government get more money than your own family?

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Yet another snippet of wit from The Thin Man:


Nora: ... it's a dirty trick to bring me all the way to New York just to make a widow of me.

Nick: You wouldn't be a widow long.

Nora: You bet I wouldn't!

Nick: Not with all your money...


And one from Topper:


Topper: My wife objects to drinking.

George: Then she shouldn't drink.

Topper: She doesn't.

George: What's her objection?


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"It Started in Naples," with Clark Gable and Sophia Loren, has a very witty script.


Gable is explaining his wayward brother's disappearance from Philadelphia to Vittoria DeSica, an Italian lawyer who is handling the brother's estate:


Gable: Ten years ago, my brother told his wife he was going out for a beer,

and she never saw him again.


DeSica: (After a slight pause) I'm sure he had one.

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I have so many favorite movie quotes it's not even funny! I think my number one favorite is "May the Force be with you" from Star Wars. Whenever I hear someone say that line in the movie, I get chills, it's just so great.


My second favorite quote: "As God as my witness, I'll never be hungrey again!", uttered by the ever-amazing Scarlett O'Hara in Gone with the Wind.


Other favorites:


"Here's looking at you, kid" ~Casablanca

"Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" ~Gone with the Wind

"Play it Sam. Play, 'As Time Goes By' " ~Casablanca

"One day I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I don't know." ~Animal Crackers

"The stuff dreams are made of" ~The Maltese Falcon


And of course, Abbott and Costello's "Who's on first?" routine is priceless.


I have many, many other favorites, but for some reason I can't think of them all right now. I'll come back later when I have more.

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I'm always surprised at how others can remember word for word movie or other quotations,

so, for those who have that ability, you'll have a field day with my responses to this inquiry.

Here goes, and remember, your corrections are eagerly awaited, since I know I will not be

exactly on the money for many of the following:


"Funny. You think I'm funny!" Pesci in Good Fellas.


"You talkin' to me!" DeNiro in Taxi Driver.


"That was my first mistake..." Wallach in The Magnificent Seven.


"I know you are, but what am I" Herman in Pee-Wee's Big Adventure.


"We don't wear no stinkin' badges" Brooks in Blazing Saddles.


" " Durante's kicking the bucket down a mountain side in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.


" " Coburn's adjusting his hat and then standing after a bully kicked his boot sole and

awaited Coburn's response to a life-and-death (gun vs. knife) confrontation in The Magnificent



"Shane! Come back, Shane" DeWilde in Shane.


"Feets don't fail me now" by Moreland in an obscure B comedy seen during my childhood.


" " W. C. Fields mumbling under his breath when confronted by, to him, an exasperating

situation in any number of his comedies.


OK, editors, your turn and have a good time!

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I just read all 39 pages of this thread and there are some really great ones here.



We're gonna need a bigger boat


Meet Me in St. Louis:

If being a lawyer deresses you so father, why don't you find another profession?


Sabrina: (re-make)

He's the worlds only living heart doner.


To Kill a Mockingbird:

Stand up Miss Scout, your fathers passin'.


Steel Magnolias:

1. Best I can say about her is all her tattooes are spelled correctly.

2. That's our son Louie, we're soo proud of him.

Talking about her motorcycle riding, tattooed, long haired son.


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Very interesting thread, to say the least, so I want to add to earlier list with this post.


Remember, I'm not that great on word for word, so editors can pounce as soon as

this one is posted.


"Round up the usual suspects" Raines in Casablanca.


"She's got it! By Jove, I think she's got it!", Harrison to assemblage upon hearing

Hepburn's "The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain" in My Fair Lady.


"I'm alive! The cat is alive!" Taylor to Newman in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.


"Mr. Christian! Mr. Christian!" Laughton bellowing for a front-and-center

appearance by Mr. Christian (Gable) in Mutiny on the Bounty.


"...and we're not taking any more", Finch in Network.


"Enter laughing" Reiner to Beymer in Enter Laughing.


"They call me Mr. Tibbs" Poitier in a detective movie - name it, if you please!


Editors and grammarians, it's your turn - enjoy!

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This thread is so long, I haven't gone all the way back so I don't know if anyone's already given this one, a great example of "dramatic understatement" (you have to be familiar with the scene to appreciate the irony):


Hepburn to Grant in "Bringing Up Baby"


"Oh! You've torn your coat."

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Best Final Line: Bette Davis in Now, Voyager. Don't ask for the moon when we've got the stars.


One of my favorite funny lines is in Michael Keaton's Johnny Dangerously when one of the gangsters (forget which one) is chided for parking his car in a handicapped space. "I am disabled. I'm psychotic."

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