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Who said this, and in what film?

 

"Can you imagine two great armies on the battlefield, no uniforms, completely nude? No way of telling friend from foe, all brothers together."

 

 

I'm guessing: Doro Merande, in "The Seven Year Itch" (1955).

 

Dan

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> Good guess. That's right.

>

> That's it for me this evening. See you all tomorrow.

 

It's not a "guess."

 

Many of the famous movie quotes posted here can be found in a simple Google search using a portion of the quote itself. For example, go to Google and type in:

 

"on the battlefield, no uniforms, completely nude"

 

Include the quote marks, and Google will tell you the movie the quote is from.

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> > Good guess. That's right.

> >

> > That's it for me this evening. See you all

> tomorrow.

>

> It's not a "guess."

>

> Many of the famous movie quotes posted here can be

> found in a simple Google search using a portion of

> the quote itself. For example, go to Google and type

> in:

>

> "on the battlefield, no uniforms, completely nude"

>

> Include the quote marks, and Google will tell you the

> movie the quote is from.

 

Yes, Fred, I'm aware of that. That's how I find the answers too, when I don't know them off the top of my head. I did not mean to imply that anyone on the Trivia threads is merely pulling names out of thin air. But sometimes I research a name based on a hunch, not actual first-hand knowledge, as I did yesterday with the Jeff Corey quote. I quite understand that if you, or any of the other highly knowledgeable posters here did make a guess, it would be an exceptionally educated guess. I was merely using the word "guess" to mean a proposed answer to a quiz. I'm sorry if that offended you. I guess I made a mistake.

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Well, we still haven't attracted a lot of new guesses to this question. So here are some more clues:

 

1. The film in question was based on a stage play with the same title.

 

2. One of the "extras" in this film went on to become a major star in television.

 

So... Let's try again.

 

"When all you titled aristocrats get jobs, maybe Europe can settle down to a few years' peace."

 

Who said that, and in what movie?

 

Dan

 

http://www.silentfilmguide.com

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> Well, we still haven't attracted a lot of new guesses

> to this question. So here are some more clues:

>

> 1. The film in question was based on a stage play

> with the same title.

>

> 2. One of the "extras" in this film went on to

> become a major star in television.

>

> So... Let's try again.

>

> "When all you titled aristocrats get jobs, maybe

> Europe can settle down to a few years' peace."

>

> Who said that, and in what movie?

>

> Dan

>

> http://www.silentfilmguide.com

 

 

Can I give a really wild guess that probably makes no sense and everyone will laugh at me?? (So what else is new?)

 

Garbo in Ninotchka?

 

 

Meredith

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Garbo in Ninotchka?

 

 

Sorry, no. "Ninotchka" (1939) was not based on a stage play. On the contrary, it was nominated for an Academy Award for best writing of an original story.

 

Any other guesses out there? Doors are closin' soon.

 

Dan

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> > Well, we still haven't attracted a lot of new

> guesses

> > to this question. So here are some more clues:

> >

> > 1. The film in question was based on a stage play

> > with the same title.

> >

> > 2. One of the "extras" in this film went on to

> > become a major star in television.

> >

> > So... Let's try again.

> >

> > "When all you titled aristocrats get jobs, maybe

> > Europe can settle down to a few years' peace."

> >

> > Who said that, and in what movie?

> >

> > Dan

> >

> > http://www.silentfilmguide.com

 

Ok - can I try again?

 

"Holiday"? Said by...... Cary Grant?

>

> Meredith

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"Holiday"? Said by...... Cary Grant?

 

 

Mmm, no, not "Holiday" (1938). I'm wondering which of the uncredited extras in "Holiday" you thought became a major television star? The IMDb lists about 30 of them, and none of the names ring a bell with me.

 

Dan

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1. The film in question was based on a stage play with the same title.

 

2. One of the "extras" in this film went on to become a major star in television.

 

Idiot's Delight; Frank Faylen, who played "Mr Gillis" on TV (among lots of other roles).

Did Clark Gable utter the line about the aristocrats?

 

And I didn't get the line (at all, it happens) through googling or IMDB; the movie just came to mind, then I checked the cast on IMDB.

 

Of course, if I'm wrong, that's all moot, isn't it?!

 

Bill

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The "uncredited extra" I mentioned in one of my clues became one of the biggest superstars in television history.

 

Here's another clue:

 

The person who speaks the quote I asked about is FEMALE.

 

"When all you titled aristocrats get jobs, maybe Europe can settle down to a few years' peace."

 

Likewise, I think it's probably Lucille Ball (uncredited, later tv superstar), but I'm thinking Roberta. Now, as to who said the line - it's the sort of wisecrack Ginger Rogers would LOVE to make, but it could be several in that cast.

 

Bill

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In all fairness, I think both Charlie T. and Bill M. should be declared winners, here.

 

Charlie correctly guessed that the uncredited extra and future TV superstar was Lucille Ball. Bill named the correct movie: ROBERTA (1935).

 

The line I quoted for you was spoken by Helen Westley (see, Charlie? She was in your movie, too) as Randolph Scott's "Aunt Minnie," aka "Roberta." She's a famous Paris couturiere, speaking to both Irene Dunne and Ferdinand Munier and advising "titled aristocrats" to get jobs and settle down. Munier plays an English lord and Irene Dunne, of course, is an exiled Russian princess.

 

Settle it between yourselves, guys. This question was up for six days! And I'm exhausted.

 

Dan

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