Friday, September 23, 2022

Quote From Today... Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

"Look, Aunt Martha, men don't just get into window seats and die!"

With Josephine Hull and Jean Adair.

Arsenic and Old Lace was Cary Grant's 47th full length feature film.

Mortimer Brewster: Look, Aunt Martha, men don't just get into window seats and die!

Abby Brewster: We know, dear. He died first.

Mortimer Brewster: Wait a minute! Stop all this. Now, look, darling, how did he die?

Abby Brewster: Oh, Mortimer, don't be so inquisitive. The gentleman died because he drank some wine with poison in it.

Mortimer Brewster: How did the poison get in the wine?

Martha Brewster: Well, we put it in wine, because it's less noticeable. When it's in tea, it has a distinct odor.

Mortimer Brewster: You mean, you... You put it in the wine!

Abby Brewster: Yes. And I put Mr. Hoskins in the window seat, because Reverend Harper was coming.

Mortimer Brewster: Now, look at me, darling. You mean, you mean you knew what you'd done and you didn't want the Reverend Harper to see the body?

Abby Brewster: Well, not at tea. That wouldn't have been very nice.

Mortimer Brewster: Oh, it's first-degree.

Abby Brewster: Now, Mortimer, you know all about it and just forget about it. I do think that Aunt Martha and I have the right to our own little secrets.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Quote From Today... None But The Lonely Heart (1944)

"Oh, that? Friend of mine. Knew him when."

With Jane Wyatt.

None But The Lonely Heart was Cary Grant's 46th full length feature film.

Ada Brantline: [after Ada has seen Ernie give money to an older man who was rummaging through some trash] Charitable sort, you are.

Ernie Mott: Oh, that? Friend of mine. Knew him when.

Ada Brantline: When what?

Ernie Mott: When he was a man. Old Ike Weber, a friend of my Ma's, told me this: "As I was out walking, I saw in the distance what seemed an animal. Come up closer, and see it was a man. Come still closer, and see it was my brother."

Monday, September 19, 2022

Quote From Today... The Howards of Virginia (1940)

"Frozen, at that!"

With Paul Kelly.

The Howards of Virginia was Cary Grant's 37th full length feature film.

Captain Jabez Allen: Is that all!

Matt Howard: Aye. And they cost me the two dollars Norton sent me!

Captain Jabez Allen: Jehoshaphat's elbow! A dollar for a potato.

Matt Howard: Frozen, at that!

Friday, September 16, 2022

Quote From Today...Blonde Venus (1932)

"If this is a dream, Helen, I hope I never wake up."

With Marlene Dietrich.

Blonde Venus was Cary Grant's 5th full length feature film.

Nick Townsend: Hello, Helen.

Helen Faraday, aka Helen Jones: Well, if it isn't old Nick himself. I expected you to pop up someday.

Nick Townsend: If this is a dream, Helen, I hope I never wake up. Let me come backstage, will ya?

Helen Faraday, aka Helen Jones: I seem to remember you came backstage once before.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Quote From Today... Monkey Business (1952)

"Well, watch your head. I'll watch everything else!"

Monkey Business was Cary Grant's 58th full length feature film.

Barnaby: Well, all set? Is you motor running?

Lois Laurel: Is your motor running?

Barnaby: Is yours? Takes awhile to warm up.

Lois Laurel: It does, me too.

Barnaby: Well, watch your head. I'll watch everything else!

Friday, September 2, 2022

Quote From Today... People Will Talk (1951)

    "Surely it didn't take you twelve years to make up your mind!"

With Jeanne Crain.

People Will Talk was Cary Grant's 56th full length feature film.

Doctor Noah Praetorius: How old were you when you learned to walk?

Arthur Higgins: I could get around alright at four.

Doctor Noah Praetorius: And how old were you when you left the farm?

Arthur Higgins: Sixteen.

Doctor Noah Praetorius: Surely it didn't take you twelve years to make up your mind!

Quote From Today... I Was a Male War-Bride (1949)

    "I'll explain to them I think you're repulsive."

With Marion Marshall and Ann Sheridan. 

I Was a Male War-Bride was Cary Grant's 54th full length feature film.

Lt. Catherine Gates: [humiliated after Capt. Rochard publicly returns her laundry in an insinuating manner] Oh, what a stinker YOU are.

Capt. Henri Rochard: [coolly] Did I forget something?

Lt. Catherine Gates: What a dirty stinker - and you're going right back in that office and explain to them how you got my laundry by mistake in Dusseldorf and forgot to give it back to me.

Capt. Henri Rochard: Well, it's such a dull story. Who would care?

Lt. Catherine Gates: You know what you made them think?

Capt. Henri Rochard: [feigning innocence] I don't quite understa... Oh, no! You mean you and ME? Well, I'd be glad to explain to them. The very idea of any connection is revolting.

Lt. Catherine Gates: No, you don't. No, you don't. Never mind. Just forget it.

Capt. Henri Rochard: But I'd be delighted. I'll explain to them I think you're repulsive.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Quote From Today... The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)

  "A wealthy society lady saw my work, fell in love with me and sent me to art school."

With Shirley Temple and Myrna Loy

The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer was Cary Grant's 50th full length feature film.

Susan: Did you have many ordeals before you became a success?

Richard Nugent: No, I...

Susan: You can talk to me. I want you to think of me, not as a newspaper woman, but as a friend.

Richard Nugent: Well, in that case, I'll tell you. I did suffer. When I was 10, my mother and father had a double suicide pact, they made it. I was sent to an orphanage. Some days they didn't beat me. Then one night I escaped, I ran away to New York. I used to steal.

Susan: What did you steal?

Richard Nugent: Beg your pardon?

Susan: What did you steal?

Richard Nugent: Crusts of bread... and things. One time I stole a valise. There were paints and paintbrushes inside. So I began to paint. Then they got me. I was sent to a reform school, but I escaped again.

Susan: Go on.

Richard Nugent: Back to new York. A wealthy society lady saw my work, fell in love with me and sent me to art school. The rest is history.

Susan: How wonderful. How terribly wonderful.