Stella (Thelma Ritter): “Let’s go down to the garden and find out what’s buried there.”

Lisa (Grace Kelly):  “Why not. I always wanted to meet Mrs. Thorwald.”




Sheridan Whiteside ( Monty Woolley) to Nurse Preen ( Mary Wickes):      “Go in and read the life of Florence Nightingale and learn how unfitted you  are for your chosen profession.”




Vienna (Joan Crawford): “If you remember, Mr. McIvers gave me twenty four hours to close.
I drew out my own money, paid off my boys and I’m closed. You can’t buy a drink or turn a card.

I’m sitting in my own house, minding my own business,playing my own piano. I don’t think you can make a crime of that.”



Catherine Sloper (Olivia de Havilland)

“He’s grown greedier over the years. Before he only wanted my money, now he wants my love as well.

Well, he came to the wrong house – and he came twice. I shall see that he does not come a third time.”


Montgomery Clift.


Monthomery Clift watches a scene from the film.



Robert Young: Have you ever been in San Francisco?”

Jeanette MacDonald: “Yes, once with Gable and Tracy, and the joint fell apart.”

Robert Young, Jeanette MacDonald



Fiske (Richard Widmark):  She took four men like us to a mountain of gold.

Hooker (Gary Cooper):  She took what there was.”

Fiske:  Yeah, that’s true. The barrel was empty. She scraped the bottom.”

Gary Cooper,Richard Widmark



Ninotchka (Greta Garbo):  We don’t have men like you in my country.”

Leon (Melvyn Douglas): Thank you.”

Ninotchka:  That’s why I believe in the future of my country.”



Shunderson (Finlay Currie):

Professor Elwell, you’re a little man. It’s not that you are short. You’re little in the mind and in the heart.

Tonight you tried to make a man little whose boots you couldn’t touch if you stood on tiptoe on the top of the highest mountain in the world.

And as it turned out, you’re even littler than you were before.”

Finlay Currie, Hume Cronyn





And surely one of the most misleading and clever opening scenes in a movie- LAURA (1944):

Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb):  “I shall never forget the weekend Laura died…….with Laura’s horrible death, I was alone….”

Clifton Webb.









5 responses »

  1. Has anyone seen the Hallmark TV production with Orson Welles. Joan Collins who played Lorraine said he was very irascible and difficult to work with. Just seen the 1966 TV Blithe Spirit wit Dirk Bogarde. Nothing special apart from Ruth Gordon as Madame Arcati.

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