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Greatest Last Film Lines
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Greatest Last Film Lines
Film Title
Famous Last Lines
Born Yesterday (1950)
- (sound of motorcycle cop siren) "License please. No, not this license....Okay, forget it. My wedding present. But take it easy, or you'll never make it."
- "Oh, don't worry. We'll make it. It's a clear case of predestination."
- "Pre--- what?"
- "Look it up!"
Broken Arrow (1950)
(voice-over) "His words meant very little to me then, but as time passed, I came to know that the death of Sonseeahray put a seal on the peace. And from that day on, wherever I went - in the cities, among the Apaches, in the mountains, I always remembered my wife was with me."
D.O.A. (1950)

- "Call the morgue. Johnson, you go to the Allison Hotel, find Paula Gibson. Don't tell her anything. I'll break it to her."
- "How shall I make out the report on him, Captain?"
- "Better make it 'Dead On Arrival'."

Play clip (excerpt): D.O.A.

The Father of the Bride (1950)

"Nothing's really changed, has it? You know what they say: 'My son's my son until he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all of her life.' All of our life."
Play clip (excerpt): The Father of the Bride

The Glass Menagerie (1950)

(voice-over) "The long delayed but always expected something that we live for."
- "Hello."
- "Hello."
(voice-over) "And that is how I remember them, my mother and my sister. And so, good-bye."

Play clip (excerpt): The Glass Menagerie

The Gunfighter (1950)
- "I'm awful sorry, but there ain't no more room, Mrs. Walsh. Ain't another seat left in the place."
- "Is Mark inside?"
- "Well, yes, ma'am. He's inside."
- "Would you tell him Mrs. Ringo would like to see him?"
- "Yes. Mrs. Jimmie Ringo?"
- "Mrs. Jimmie Ringo."
- "And his boy."
- "Yes, Mrs. Ringo."
- "Come on in, Peggy."
Harvey (1950)

"Well, thank you, Harvey. I prefer you, too."
Play clip (excerpt): Harvey

In a Lonely Place (1950)

"I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Goodbye, Dix."
Play clip (excerpt): In a Lonely Place

Rashomon (1950, Jp.)

"No, I'm grateful to you. Thanks to you, I think I can keep my faith in man."
Play clip (excerpt): Rashomon (Japanese)

Stromboli (1950, It./US) (aka Stromboli, Terra Di Dio)
"No, I can't go back. I can't. They are horrible. It was all horrible. They don't know what they're doing. I'm even worse. I'll save him. Oh, my innocent child. God, my God, help me! Give me the strength, the understanding, and the courage. (weeping) God, God, God, oh my God, merciful God. God, God, God!"
Sunset Boulevard (1950)

"…You see, this is my life. It always will be! There's nothing else - just us - and the cameras - and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up."
Play clips (excerpt): Sunset Boulevard (short) Sunset Boulevard (extended)

Ace in the Hole (1951)
(aka The Big Carnival)

"How'd you like to make yourself a thousand dollars a day, Mr. Boot? I'm a thousand-dollar-a-day newspaperman. You can have me for nothing."
Play clip (excerpt): Ace in the Hole

Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

"By golly, I'm the richest man in six counties."

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"...I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. The universe grows smaller every day, and the threat of aggression by any group anywhere can no longer be tolerated. There must be security for all, or no one is secure. Now, this does not mean giving up any freedom, except the freedom to act irresponsibly. Your ancestors knew this when they made laws to govern themselves, and hired policemen to enforce them. We of the other planets have long accepted this principle. We have an organization for the mutual protection of all planets, and for the complete elimination of aggression. The test of any such higher authority is, of course, the police force that supports it. For our policemen, we created a race of robots. Their function is to patrol the planets in spaceships like this one, and preserve the peace. In matters of aggression, we have given them absolute power over us. This power cannot be revoked. At the first sign of violence, they act automatically against the aggressor. The penalty for provoking their action is too terrible to risk. The result is, we live in peace, without arms or armies, secure in the knowledge that we are free from aggression and war, free to pursue more profitable enterprises. Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet. But if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple. Join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you. Gort! berengo."
Play clips (excerpt): The Day the Earth Stood Still (short) The Day the Earth Stood Still (extended)

Decision Before Dawn (1951)
(Narrator voice-over): "A man stays alive as long as he's remembered, and is killed only by forgetfulness. So long, Happy. Let your real name remain unknown, but let the memory of your sacrifice serve as a key to the meanings of treason. It was to me."
Diary of a Country Priest (1951, Fr.) (aka Journal D'un Curé de Campagne)
(voice-over): "I went to his room and found my poor colleague unconscious on the floor. We carried him back to bed, whereupon he vomited up streams ofblood. But the hemorrhaging ended. While we waited for the doctor, our poor friend regained consciousness, but he didn't speak. Heavy beads of sweat covered his brow and cheeks, and his expression told of great anguish. His pulse was rapidly growing weak. He motioned that he wanted his rosary, which I found in his pants' pocket. From then on, he held it pressed against his chest. He seemed to recover some strength and in an almost inaudible voice asked for absolution. His face grew calm. He even smiled. Though neither humanity nor friendship would permit me to refuse, while discharging my duties, I explained to my unfortunate comrade my hesitation at granting his request. He didn't seem to hear me. But a few moments later, he laid his hands on mine while his eyes entreated me to draw closer to him. He then said, very distinctly, if extremely slowly, these exact words: 'What does it matter? All is grace.' I believe he died just then."
Father's Little Dividend (1951)

"Stanley Banks, my grandchild. My first grandchild."
Play clip (excerpt): Father's Little Dividend

Flying Leathernecks (1951)

- "What's this? You're CO and I'm exec?"
- "That's right. Get me a status report. Have all the pilots assemble in the briefing room."
- "Right away?"
- "For the future record, all orders are right away."

Play clip (excerpt): Flying Leathernecks

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
"Quiet, Crosby!"
The Man in the White Suit (1951, UK)
(voice-over) "The crisis is over now. The news of Sidney's failure brought relief to the world."
- "I see."
(voice-over) "It had been a hard and bitter experience for all of us. But we faced the future with confidence. We have seen the last of Sidney Stratton."
- "I see."
(voice-over) "At least, I hope we've seen the last of him."
Quo Vadis (1951)
- "It was right in this very spot that Peter and I turned back to Rome. It was here the Lord spoke to us."
- "It's a blessed spot."
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
(voice-over) "So it came to pass, that as he trudged from the place of blood and wrath, his soul changed. He had been to touch the great death and found that after all, it was but the great death. Scars faded as flowers and the youth saw that the world was a world for him. He had rid himself of the red sickness of battle. The sultry nightmare was in the past. He turned now, with a lover's thirst to images of tranquil skies, fresh meadows, cool brooks. An existence of soft and eternal peace."
Royal Wedding (1951)
"They didn't have to go to all this trouble. A small wedding would've been all right."
Scrooge (1951, UK) (aka A Christmas Carol)

(voice-over) "Scrooge was better than his word. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city ever knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. And to Tiny Tim who lived and got well again, he became a second father....And it was always said that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God Bless Us - Everyone.'"
Play clip (excerpt): Scrooge - A Christmas Carol

Strangers on a Train (1951)
"I beg your pardon, but aren't you Guy Haines?"
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

- "Stella! Come on, Stella."
- "I'm not going back in there again. Not this time. I'm never going back, never!"
- "Hey, Stella! Hey, Stella!"

Play clip (excerpt): A Streetcar Named Desire

The Thing (From Another World) (1951)

"Everyone of you listening to my voice, tell the world. Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking. Keep watching the skies."
Play clip (excerpt): The Thing (1951)

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

- "And then, this is the sad part, Daddy. All of a sudden, I saw Little Sheba. She was lyin' out in the middle of the field, dead. I felt terrible, Doc. Nobody else paid any attention. But I cried and cried. It made me feel awful. That, that sweet little puppy. Her white fur all smeared with mud. And no one to stop and take care of her."
- "Well, why couldn't you?"
- "You wouldn't let me. You kept sayin', 'We can't stay here, honey, we gotta go on.' Ain't that strange?"
- "Dreams are funny."
- "I don't think Little Sheba's ever comin' back, Doc. I ain't gonna call her any more."
- "Not much point in it, baby. I guess she's gone for good."
- "I'll fix your eggs."
- "It's good to be home."

Play clip (excerpt): Come Back, Little Sheba

The Golden Coach (1952, Fr./It.) (aka Le Carrosse D'or)

- "Don't waste your time in the so-called real life. You belong to us, the actors, acrobats, mimes, clowns, mountebanks. Your only way to find happiness is on any stage, any platform, any public place, during those two little hours when you become another person - your true self."
- "Felipe, Ramon, the Viceroy disappeared, gone. Don't they exist anymore?"

- "Disappeared. Now they are a part of the audience. Do you miss them?"
- "A little."

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)

"That's all, ladies and gentlemen, that's all. Come again to the greatest show on Earth. Bring the children. Bring the old folks. You can shake the sawdust off your feet but you can't shake it out of your heart. Come again, folks. The greatest show on Earth. Come again."
Play clip (excerpt): The Greatest Show on Earth

Pat and Mike (1952)

- "What would happen if I ever dropped you?"
- "I'd go right down the drain."
- "And?"
- "And take you right down with me, Shorty."
Play clip (excerpt): Pat and Mike

The Quiet Man (1952)

"No patty fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times. Hold on to your hats."
Play clip (excerpt): The Quiet Man

Singin' in the Rain (1952)

"Ladies and Gentlemen. Stop that girl. That girl running up the aisle - stop her. That's the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight. She's the real star of the picture. Kathy Selden."
Play clip (excerpt): Singin' in the Rain

Sudden Fear (1952)
"The man's dead. The girl's dead too."
Viva Zapata! (1952)

- "They can't kill him."
- "They'll never get him."
- "Can you capture a river? Can you kill the wind?"
- "No, he's not a river and he's not the wind, he's a man! And still they can't kill him."
- "Then where is he?"
- "He's in the mountains. You couldn't find him now, but if we ever need him again, he'll be back."
- "Yes. He's in the mountains."
Play clip (excerpt):
Viva Zapata!

The Band Wagon (1953)

- "The show's a hit, but we all feel no matter what might've happened to it, it was wonderful knowing you, working with you. Maybe some of us didn't see eye to eye with you at the beginning. Maybe we thought we wouldn't work out together, but we have. Yes, there were obstacles between us, but we've kissed them good-bye. We've come to love you, Tony. We belong together. The show's going to run a long time. And as far as I'm concerned, it's going to run forever." (They kiss)
- "Tony?"
- "Gaby?"
- "May we say something?"
(Song: "That's Entertainment")

Play clip (excerpt): The Band Wagon

Beat the Devil (1953)
(voice-over): "Oh, this is the end, the end!"
The Big Heat (1953)

- (answering phone) "Homicide, Bannion. Got it. They have a hit-and-run over on South Street. Keep the coffee hot, Hugo."
- "Okay, sir."
Play clip (excerpt):
The Big Heat

From Here to Eternity (1953)

"Robert E. Lee Prewitt. Isn't that a silly old name?"
Play clip (excerpt): From Here to Eternity

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

"Remember, honey, on your wedding day, it's all right to say 'yes'."
(last spoken line)

Hondo (1953)

- "General Crook'll be here within a month with a large force."
- "That'll be the end of the Apache."
- "Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It's a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!"

Play clip (excerpt): Hondo

How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

- "I could probably dig up a couple million cash if I had to."
- "Oh, that's wonderful. Oh, what might the rest be in?"
- "Some oil...Some airline stock...A little steel. Some cattle down in Texas. Couple of coal mines in Alabama. Bit of real estate here and there. Some automobile stocks. The Brookman Building. And, of course, Brookman, Pennsylvania."
- "A whole city he owns yet. Wouldn't you know that would happen to me?"
- "Give me the check, Mac. Keep the change, Mac. Gentlemen, to our wives."

Play clip (excerpt): How to Marry a Millionaire

It Came From Outer Space (1953)
"It wasn't the right time for us to meet. But there will be other nights, other stars for us to watch. They'll be back."
Julius Caesar (1953)

"This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators, save only he, did what they did in envy of great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought, and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world: 'This was a man.'"
Play clip (excerpt): Julius Caesar

Mogambo (1953)
"Take good care of her...I said, take good care of her!"
Shane (1953)

"Pa's got things for you to do, and Mother wants you. (echo) I know she does. (echo) Shane. Shane! (echos) Come back!"
Play clips (excerpt): Shane (short) Shane (extended)

Stalag 17 (1953)

- "AII right, men. Everybody back in their bunks Iike nothing happened."
- "Whaddya know? The crud did it."
- "I'd Iike to know what made him do it."
- "Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. Did ya ever think of that?"

Play clip (excerpt): Stalag 17

Titanic (1953)

(off-screen voice-over) "Thus, on April the 15th, 1912, at 0220 hours, as the passengers and crew sang a Welsh hymn, R.M.S. Titanic passed from the British Registry. 712 people in 19 lifeboats survived."
Play clip (excerpt):
Titanic (1953)

The War of the Worlds (1953)

- "We were all praying for a miracle." (church bells)
(voice-over narration) "The Martians had no resistance to the bacteria in our atmosphere to which we have long since become immune. Once they had breathed our air, germs which no longer affect us began to kill them. The end came swiftly. All over the world, their machines began to stop and fall. After all that men could do had failed, the Martians were destroyed and humanity was saved by the littlest things which God in his wisdom had put upon this Earth."

Play clip (excerpt): The War of the Worlds (1953)

The Wild One (1953)

- "What's the matter? You been hit over the head so often, you don't know when you're getting a break? At least say thank you."
- "It's all right. He doesn't know how."
- "OK, hot-shots. The fun is over. Every one of you monkeys is down in my book, and every stick of damage around here will be paid for. You've got ten minutes to clear out. Just stick your nose back in this county, any of ya, and you'll never see daylight again as long as you live. Now git."

- "Coffee."
Play clip (excerpt): The Wild One

Animal Farm (1954)
(narrated voice-over): "To the animals, it now seemed that their world, which may or may not some day become a happy place to live in, was worse than ever for ordinary creatures, and another moment had come when they must do something about it..."
Brigadoon (1954)

"You shouldna be too surprised. I told ya, if you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible. Even - miracles?"
Play clip (excerpt): Brigadoon

The Far Country (1954)

- "You went and got yourself hurt again."
- "I know, we eat and we sleep, we rest, and soon we'll be all better again."

Play clip (excerpt): The Far Country

The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

(radio announcer) "As some of you might know, Major Glenn Miller is not with us today. But in his absence we shall do this program exactly as he had planned it. Our first number therefore will be a new arrangement which Major Miller himself made especially for this performance. This tune should be a familiar one, especially to the members of Major Miller's family across the ocean who are listening."
Play clip (excerpt): The Glenn Miller Story

Journey to Italy (1954, It./Fr.) (aka Viaggio in Italia, or Voyage in Italy)
- "Oh, I don't want to lose you."
- "Katherine, what's wrong with us? Why do we torture one another?"
- "When you say things that hurt me, I try to hurt you back. Don't you see? But I can't - I can't any longer, because I love you."
- "Perhaps we get hurt too easily."
- "Tell me that you love me."
- "Well, if I do, will you promise not to take advantage of me?"
- "Yes, but tell me. I want to hear you say it."
- "Alright, I love you."
On the Waterfront (1954)

- "All right, let's go to work!"
- "Hey, what are ya doin'? Where ya goin'? Come back here. Where are you guys going? Wait a minute? I'll remember this! I'll remember every one of ya! I'll be back. Don't you forget that. I'll be back."

Play clip (excerpt): On the Waterfront

Robinson Crusoe (1954)
"And thus, I left the island after I had been upon it eight and twenty years, two months and nineteen days."
Salt of the Earth (1954)
(voice-over): "Then I knew we had won something they could never take away -- something I could leave to my children -- and they, the salt of the earth, would inherit it."
Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Jp.) (aka Sanshô Dayû)
- "It's just you and I. We're all alone now. I could have come for you as a governor, but I gave up my title in order to follow Father's teachings. Please, Mother, forgive me!"
- "What nonsense do you speak of? I don't know what you have done, but I know that you followed your Father's teachings. And that is why we have been able to meet again."
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)

- "Do you Alice, Ruth, Martha, Liza, Sarah, Dorcas, take these men to be your lawfully-wedded husbands?"
- "We do."
- "And do you Benjamin, Caleb, Daniel, Ephraim, Frankincense, Gideon, take these girls to be your lawfully-wedded wives?"
- "We do."
- "I now pronounce you men and wives."

Play clip (excerpt): Seven Brides For Seven Brothers

Seven Samurai (1954, Jp.)

- "Once more we survive. In the end, we lost this battle too."
- "What?"
- "I mean, the victory belongs to those peasants. Not to us."
Play clip (excerpt):
Seven Samurai (Japanese)

Silver Lode (1954)
- "Fred McCarty wanted. Murder and Rustling. US Marshal on way to Silver Lode."
- "Hallelujah!"
A Star is Born (1954)

"Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."
Play clip (excerpt): A Star is Born

Them! (1954)

"When Man entered the Atomic Age, he opened a door into a new world. What we'll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict."
Play clip (excerpt): Them!

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
(echoing voice-over): "There is hope for the future. And when the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass, in God's good time."
White Christmas (1954)

- "Who's there?
- "Santa Claus. Welcome to the family, buster."
- "Look at this. Relatives, already!"
- "Wallace and Davis are flat, you know. We gotta get some loot. We've gotta take the show to Chicago, and Boston..."
- "No, no, no, no. I can't make it. I'm gonna be very busy here."
- "Wait a minute, I'll join you."
- "Merry Christmas!"
- "Merry Christmas!"
(Song: "White Christmas")
Play clip (excerpt): White Christmas

Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)

- "Thanks, Mr. Macreedy. Thanks for everything."
- "What's all the excitement? What happened?"
- "A shooting."
- "Thought it was something. First time the Streamliner's stopped here in four years."
"Second time."
Play clip (excerpt): Bad Day at Black Rock

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

- "There's talk you're quittin' this school, goin' someplace where there's nice, little obedient boys and girls."
- "Now, what do you think?"
- "Oh, I figure it's just talk."
- "Why?"
- "Well, you know the ropes around here pretty good now, and it would be a shame to waste all that. I guess everybody learns something in school. Even teachers."
- "Yes, I guess so."
- "Besides, it would be kind of rough breakin' in somebody new. Well, see you tomorrow, Mr. Dadier?"
- "I thought you were quitting at the end of the year, is that right?"
- "Well, we have a pact. We wouldn't want to break that."
- "No, I--I guess we wouldn't."
- "Well, see you around."
- "I'll see you around."

The Big Knife (1955)
"Charlie! Charlie! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help! Help!"
The Court Jester (1955)

- "Your Majesty..."
(singing) "Life could not better be. The real king is on the throne, Jean is my very own. And life couldn't possibly, not even probably, life couldn't possibly better be!"

Play clip (excerpt): The Court Jester

Les Diaboliques (1955, Fr.) (aka Diabolique, or The Devils)

- "You're impossible. You know that she's dead. Her body was taken away today."
- "She's not dead. She came back."
- "Monsieur Moinet. Go to the corner."
- "I saw her. I know I saw her." (subtitles)

Play clip (excerpt): Les Diaboliques (French)

Guys and Dolls (1955)
"Then under the authority granted me by the state of New York, County of New York, City of New York, I hereby pronounce you men and wives."
I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)

(partly voice-over) "For the first time, our principal subject knows that 'This is Her Life'. And we have her unqualified permission to tell the whole truth. It's a story of degradation and shame, but when you hear the facts, you'll realize how much courage it took for her to come here tonight. You'll also realize that it's a story full of hope, hope for many who are living and suffering in a half-world of addiction to alcohol, hope for all people wherever and whoever they are. So this is your life, Lillian Roth."
Play clip (excerpt): I'll Cry Tomorrow

Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

- "It's a lie. I won't believe it."
- (Mark's letter, voice-over) "I do not know what is to happen, darling. But this I do know. Life's greatest tragedy is not to be loved. God has been good to us, Suyin."
- "He is dead. But his letters will come, one by one. They will continue to come one by one."
- (Mark's voice-over, continued) "Suyin. There is nothing fair nor unfair under heaven. God has been good to us, Suyin. It makes me very proud of you to know that any unhappiness of your own could never blind you to the pain of others. Give me your hand. I often think that healing is man's salvation, and I envy your ability to help. You deal with suffering, but you can do something about it. I can only stand and watch. We have not missed, you and I. We have not missed that many-splendored thing."

(Song: "Love is a Many Splendored Thing")
Play clip (excerpt): Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing

Marty (1955)

- "Hey Marty, what's the matter with you?"
- "You don't like her! My mother don't like her! She's a dog, and I'm a fat, ugly man! Well, all I know is I had a good time last night! I'm gonna have a good time tonight! If we have enough good times together, I'm gonna get down on my knees and I'm gonna beg that girl to marry me! If we make a party on New Years, I got a date for that party! You don't like her, that's too bad! (dialing phone) Hey, Ange - when are you gonna get married? You oughta be ashamed of yourself. You're 33 years old. Your kid brothers are married. You oughta be ashamed of yourself. Hello? Excuse me, Ange. Hello, Clara?"

Play clip (excerpt): Marty

Mister Roberts (1955)

"Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight?"
Play clip (excerpt): Mister Roberts

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

"They abide and they endure."
Play clip (excerpt): The Night of the Hunter

Ordet (1955, Denmark) (aka The Word)
- "The child - is it alive?"
- "Yes, Inger. It lives at home with God."
- "With God?"
- "Yes, Inger, I have found your faith. Now life begins for us."
- "Life, yes, Life."
- "Yes."
- "Life."
The Phenix City Story (1955)
"The people of Alabama elected me attorney general in my father's place with two sacred duties to perform: To seek out and bring to justice the murderers of my father, and to keep the gambling hells of Phenix City firmly closed forever. With God's help, I shall not fail."
To Catch a Thief (1955)

"So this is where you live. Oh, Mother will love it up here."
Play clip (excerpt): To Catch a Thief

Bigger Than Life (1956)
- "I'm so far away from you. Come closer. Closer. Closer."
- "Ed, you'll have us both in bed."
- "That's what I mean. Closer. Closer."
The Burmese Harp (1956, Jp.)
"The soil of Burma is red, and so are its rocks."
Carousel (1956)

- "I-I can't tell you any sure way to happiness. I only know that you've gotta go out and find it for yourselves. You can't lean on the success of your parents. That's their success. And don't be held back by their failures."
- "Listen to him. Believe him."
- "Makes no difference what they did or didn't do. You just stand on your own two feet. The world belongs to you as much as to the next fella, so don't give it up. And try not to be scared of people not likin' ya. You just try likin' them. And just keep your faith and your courage and you'll turn out all right. It's like what we used to sing every mornin' when I was a boy at school. Maybe you still sing it. 'When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high.' You know that one?"
(singing, continuing) - "And don't be afraid of the dark...."
- "Believe him, darling. Believe...I loved you, Julie. Know that I loved you."

(Song: "You'll Never Walk Alone")
Play clip (excerpt): Carousel

Forbidden Planet (1956)
"Yes, Alta, your father, my shipmates, all the stored knowledge of the Krell. Five seconds, four, three, two, one. Alta, about a million years from now, the human race will have crawled up to where the Krell stood in their great moment of triumph and tragedy. And your father's name will shine again like a beacon in the galaxy. It's true, it will remind us that we are, after all, not God."
Giant (1956)

- "When you tumbled rearward and landed crashing into that pile of dirty dishes, you were at last my hero. That's what you always wanted to be."
- "Could be."
- "When we went into that place, before the fight started.... Oh, oh, what a fight! lt was glorious! Before we went into that place, l was feeling like you are now. l was thinking to myself: 'Well, Jordan and l and all the others behind us have been failures.' And then it happened. You wound up on the floor, on your back, in the middle of the salad. And l said to myself: 'Well, after 100 years, the Benedict family is a real big success.'"
- "You want to know something, Leslie? If I live to be ninety, I'm never gonna be able to figure you out."

Play clip (excerpt): Giant

High Society (1956)

"End of story."
Play clip (excerpt): High Society

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)

"Look, you fools. You're in danger. Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!..." (End of original film before addition of epilogue)
Play clip (excerpt): Invasion of the Body Snatchers

It Conquered the World (1956)

"He learned almost too late that man is a feeling creature, and because of it the greatest in the universe. He learned too late for himself that men have to find their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. And when men seek such perfection, they find only death, fire, loss, disillusionment and the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to the toil and misery but it can't be given, it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from Man himself."
Play clip (excerpt): It Conquered the World

The Killing (1956)
- "Johnny, you've got to run!"
- "Nah, what's the difference?"
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

"I'm sorry we were gone so long, but we had to go over and pick up Hank."
Play clip (excerpt): The Man Who Knew Too Much

Moby Dick (1956)

(voice-over) "The coffin. Drowned Queequeg's coffin was my life buoy. For one whole day and night. it sustained me on that soft and dirge-like main. Then a sail appeared. It was the Rachel. The Rachel, who in her long melancholy search for her missing children found another orphan. The drama's done. All are departed away. The great shroud of the sea rolls over the Pequod, her crew, and Moby Dick. I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee."
Play clip (excerpt):
Moby Dick

The Rainmaker (1956)


The Searchers (1956)

"Let's go home, Debbie."
Play clip (excerpt): The Searchers

Tea and Sympathy (1956)

(voice-over, contents of letter) "These are terrible things to write to you, Tom, about guilt and right and wrong. But you are old enough now to know that when you drop a pebble in the water, there are ever-widening circles of ripples. There are always consequences. Anyway, Tom, I've often wondered if I didn't show a lack of faith in you in your ability to meet a crisis by yourself and come through it alone. They say about dreadful experiences, if they don't kill us, they make us strong. I was just afraid that that one would kill you. Dear Tom, I was so pleased to read that you are married. Have a good life, a full life, an understanding life. Write good stories, true stories. About one thing you were correct. The wife did always keep her affection for the boy, somewhere in her heart."
Play clip (excerpt): Tea and Sympathy

Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

"Little story now concluded. But history of world unfinished. Lovely ladies, kind gentlemen, go home to ponder. What was true at beginning remains true. Pain make man think, thought make man wise, and wisdom make life endurable. So, may August moon bring gentle sleep. Sayonara."

The Ten Commandments (1956)

"...Joshua, I charge you and strengthen you, for you shall go over Jordan to lead the people. As for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. Mered, give me the books. Eleazar, set these five books in the Ark of the Covenant, by the tablets of the Ten Commandments, which the Lord restored unto us. Go. Proclaim liberty throughout all the lands, unto all the inhabitants thereof."
Play clip (excerpt): The Ten Commandments

Written on the Wind (1956)
"He was sad -- the saddest of us all. He needed so much and had so little."
Abandon Ship! (1957) (aka Seven Waves Away)

(announcer narration) "The story which you have just seen is a true one. In real life Captain Alexander Holmes was brought to trial on a charge of murder. He was convicted and given the minimum sentence of six months because of the unusual circumstances surrounding the incident. If you had been a member of the jury, how would you have voted? Guilty or innocent?"

An Affair to Remember (1957)

- "Darling, don't look at me like that."
- "Why didn't you tell me? If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to be you?"
- "It was nobody's fault but my own. I-I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there. Oh, darling, don't, don't worry, darling. If, if you can paint, I can walk. Anything can happen. Don't you think?"
- "Yes, darling, yes. Yes, yes, yes."

Play clip (excerpt): An Affair to Remember

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

"Madness. Madness."
Play clip (excerpt): The Bridge on the River Kwai

Forty Guns (1957)
"Griff! Griff! Mr. Bonell! Griff! Griff! Griff! Mr. Bonell!"
High Tide at Noon (1957)

"The lobsters are back!"

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

"I was continuing to shrink, to become... what? The infinitesimal? What was I? Still a human being? Or was I the man of the future? If there were other bursts of radiation, other clouds drifting across seas and continents, would other beings follow me into this vast new world? So close - the infinitesimal and the infinite. But suddenly, I knew they were really the two ends of the same concept. The unbelievably small and the unbelievably vast eventually meet - like the closing of a gigantic circle. I looked up, as if somehow I would grasp the heavens. The universe, worlds beyond number, God's silver tapestry spread across the night. And in that moment, I knew the answer to the riddle of the infinite. I had thought in terms of Man's own limited dimension. I had presumed upon nature that existence begins and ends is man's conception, not nature's. And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears locked away and in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!"
Play clip (excerpt): The Incredible Shrinking Man (long)

Night of the Demon (1957, UK) (aka Curse of the Demon)
- "Maybe it's better not to know."
- "The train must have hit him and dragged him."
- "I thought he was on the other side, sir."
- "Don't be ridiculous, Simmons. Look at him. The train must have hit him."
- "You're right. Maybe it's better not to know."
Paths of Glory (1957)

- "Sir."
- "Yes, sir?"
- "I have orders to move back to the front immediately."
- "Well, give the men a few minutes more, Sergeant."
- "Yes, sir."

Play clip (excerpt): Paths of Glory

Peyton Place (1957)

(voice-over) "We finally discovered that season of love. It is only found in someone else's heart. Right now, someone you know is looking everywhere for it - and it's in you."
Play clip (excerpt): Peyton Place

Sayonara (1957)

- "lt is very difficult for Japanese woman to speak in public. l have never done so. But perhaps, now it is the time. Maj. Gruver has asked me to be his, his wife. He knows there are many people in his country who will be disturbed by this. l know my people will be shocked, too. But l hope they will learn to understand and someday approve. We are not afraid, because we know this is right. l hope l can continue as a dancer. And l hope when l`m old, l will be able to teach children to dance. My own children."
- "Major, the big brass are gonna yell their heads off about this, and the Japanese aren't gonna like it much either. Have you got anything to say to them, sir?"
- "Yeah. Tell 'em we said, 'Sayonara'."

Play clip (excerpt): Sayonara

The Seventh Seal (1957, Sw.)

- "...They dance away from the dawn and it's a solemn dance towards the dark lands, while the rain washes their faces and cleans the salt of the tears from their cheeks."
- "Oh, Jof. You with your visions and dreams." (English translation)
Play clip (excerpt):
The Seventh Seal (dubbed)

The Sun Also Rises (1957)

- "You know, the awful thing is, it could have been so simple. Because you're the only man I could ever love, Jake."
- "Well, where do we go from here?"
- "I don't know. Oh, darling, there must be an answer for us somewhere."
- "I'm sure there is."
(voice-over) "One generation passes away, and another generation comes. But the earth abides forever. The Sun Also Rises."
Play clip (excerpt):
The Sun Also Rises

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

- "Where do you think you're going?"
- "I'm leaving. I'm going to Steve."
- "No, you're not. You're going into the hands of a good psychoanalyst. You tried to kill yourself tonight!"
- "Yes. I'd rather be dead than living with you. For all the things you've done, J.J., I-I know I should hate you. But I don't. I pity you."
Play clip (excerpt):
Sweet Smell of Success

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

(voice-overs) - "On September the 17th 1955, Dr. Luther received a special-delivery airmail letter from Richmond, Virginia."
- "Dear Dr. Luther. Do you remember what today is? It's the second anniversary of that day in your office, and still no more Eve White, and no more Eve Black. That's why we decided it was safe at last to have Bonnie with us. And so here we all are: Earl, and Bonnie, and me, going home, together."

Play clip (excerpt): The Three Faces of Eve

Twelve Angry Men (1957)

- "Hey, what's your name?"
- "Davis."
- "My name's McCardle. Well, so long."
- "So long."

Play clip (excerpt): 12 Angry Men

20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

"Why is it always, always so costly for Man to move from the present to the future?"
Play clip (excerpt): 20 Million Miles to Earth

Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

"Sir Wilfrid - you've forgotten your brandy."
Play clip (excerpt): Witness For the Prosecution

Auntie Mame (1958)

- "I shouldn't even bring up the possibility of Michael's going to India with me."
- "But Auntie Mame said she'd love to have me. She said so right in there."
- "But that's ridiculous, darling. I won't hear of it."
- "Dad?"
- "Now look, it's completely out of the question. You heard your mother."
- "You know what your trouble is, Mom? You don't live, live, live! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death." (laughter)
- "Oh, there's one thing you've got to remember: School begins the day after Labor Day. He must be back by then."
- "Naturally. Of course, Labor Day. That's sometime in November, isn't it?"
- "It's the first week in September, Auntie Mame."
- "Ah, labor. The problem of labor in India is gargantuan."
- "What's 'gargantuan,' Auntie Mame?"
- "Oh, Michael. On the plane, I'll give you a pad and pencil and you can write down all the words you don't understand. Well now, I've been out shopping all morning for your traveling gear. So let's go upstairs and try things on. Oh, Michael, I'm going to open doors for you. Doors you never even dreamed existed."
- "I give up. She's the pied piper."
- "Oh, what times we're gonna have! What vistas we're going to explore together! We'll spend a day at an ancient Hindu temple. The head monk there is a very good friend of Auntie Mame's, and perhaps he'll let you ring the temple bells that bring the monks to prayer. And there on the highest tower, on a clear day, you can see the Taj Mahal and beyond that is the beautiful..."

Play clip (excerpt): Auntie Mame

Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)

- "How did it happen?"
- "It just happened. It does, sometimes."
- "No, it only happens one way. The story is, it only happens if you fall in love. And it's been happening to me, too, kiddo. Ever since I walked in here. Only it's real this time."
- "Oh, Shep."
- "Or has it been real all along? Who's to say what magic is? Oh, Gil, don't you want to stop crying now?"
- "I don't think I can. I'm only human."

Play clip (excerpt): Bell Book and Candle

The Blob (1958)

- "What are they gonna do with that thing, Dave?"
- "Well, the Air Force is sending a Globemaster in. They're flyin' it to the Arctic."
- "It's not dead, is it?"
- "No, it's not. Just frozen. I don't think it can be killed. But at least we've got it stopped."
- "Yeah, as long as the Arctic stays cold."

Play clip (excerpt): The Blob

The Buccaneer (1958)

- "What course?"
- "Straight out to sea."
- "Stand by on the port deck."
- "Stand by on the port deck."
- "Where are we headed, Dominique?"
- "Where we belong. When a man loses everything else, he still has the sea. This deck is the only country we have."
- "This is all the country I want."

Play clip (excerpt): The Buccaneer

The Fly (1958)

- "Mummy told me about Daddy. Something she said to ask you. Why did he die?"
- "Well, Philippe, he died because of his work. He was like a, like an explorer in a wild country where no one had ever been before. He was searching for the truth. He almost found a great truth. But for one instant he was careless."
- "That's what killed him?"
- "Search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world. And the most dangerous."
- "I'd like that. I'd like to be an explorer like him. Will you help me, Uncle François?"
- "Yes, Philippe. You'd better run and get a coat."
- "Yes. Right away."
- "You're a dear one, François. So kind and thoughtful. Thank you."
- "Here I am."
- "Well, come along, you two. I'll see you off."

Play clip (excerpt): The Fly (1958)

Gigi (1958)

"Thank heaven..."
(Song: "Thank Heaven For Little Girls")

Play clip (excerpt): Gigi

Indiscreet (1958)

- "What are you crying about?"
- "Oh, shut up, Philip."
- "Don't cry, Anna. I love you. Everything will be all right. You'll like being married. You will. You'll see. Yes."

Play clip (excerpt): Indiscreet

I Want to Live! (1958)

(voice-over) "Dear Mr. Montgomery: There isn't much I can say with words; they always fail me when most needed. But please know that with all my heart I appreciate everything you've done for me. Sincerely, Barbara."

The Last Hurrah (1958)

"Like hell I would."

The Left-Handed Gun (1958)
- "He went for an empty holster. I couldn't see."
- "You come home now."
A Night to Remember (1958, UK)
- "Tell them no, nothing. Everything that was humanly possible has been done."
The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

(voice-over) "That afternoon there was a party of tourists from Havana at a café. One of them looked down at the water, and among the empty beer cans and dead barracuda, she saw the long backbone of the great fish that was now just garbage waiting to go out with the tide. 'What's that?' she asked the waiter. 'Tiburón,' the waiter said. 'A shark.' He was trying to explain what had happened to the marlin. 'I didn't know sharks had such handsome, beautifully formed tails,' the woman said. 'I didn't either,' her male companion answered. Up the road in his shack, the old man was sleeping again. He was still sleeping on his face, and the boy was sitting by him, watching him. The old man was dreaming about the lions."
Play clip (excerpt): The Old Man and the Sea

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

- "And I'll never forget our little friend Barani...His one wish was to sail the seas with you."
- "You call for Barani? I'm here."
- "Why, it's the genie."
- "No longer the genie, Captain, but your cabin boy."
- "Then you must prepare my cabin for a feast of celebration."
- "I already have, Captain. I already have. See for yourself."
- "Why, it's the treasure of the Cyclops!"
- "I put it on board for ya. It's sort of a wedding present."
- "Well done, Barani. I know you will be as good a sailor as you were a genie."
- "I shall try, Captain. I shall try."

Play clip (excerpt): 7th Voyage of Sinbad

Thunder Road (1958)

"Mountain people. Wild-blooded, death-foolish. Yeah, that was Doolin, alright. He was a real stampeder."
(Song: "The Whipoorwill")

Touch of Evil (1958)

- "He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?"
- "Goodbye, Tanya."
- "Adios!"

Play clip (excerpt): Touch of Evil

Vertigo (1958)

- "No, no."
- "I heard voices."
- "God have mercy."

(bell tolling)
Play clip (excerpt): Vertigo

The Vikings (1958)

- "Odin!"
- "Prepare a funeral for a Viking."

Play clip (excerpt): The Vikings

Ben-Hur (1959)

"And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand."
Play clip (excerpt): Ben-Hur

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

- (voice-over) "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
- "She puts me to shame."

Play clip (excerpt): The Diary of Anne Frank

Gidget (1959)

- "Moondoggie."
- "Come on, Francie, I'll take ya home."
- "Oh, brother, the bigger they are, the dopier they come." (laughter)
- "Oh, gee, would, uh, would you, uh, sort of wear this till I come back?"
- "Oh, boy, would I! Oh, just wait. Wait till the girls get a load of this. Honest to goodness, it's the absolute ultimate."

Play clip (excerpt): Gidget

Green Mansions (1959)

(voice-over) "You do not believe in anything, do you? Why do you kill me in your mind? Why do you bury me in your heart? It is called the Hata flower. It blooms for the space of the moon and then disappears, yet it never dies. At that very moment, it blooms again in another place in another part of the forest. If you look in this place tomorrow, and it is gone, you must not be sad, because you know it still exists, not very far away."
Play clip (excerpt): Green Mansions

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

"Now they're nine. There'll be more, many more. They're coming for me now, and then they'll come for you!"
Play clip (excerpt): House on Haunted Hill

North by Northwest (1959)

- "Reach, now."
- "I'm trying."
- "Come on. I've got you. Up."
- "I can't make it!"
- "Yes, you can. Come on."
- "Pull harder."
- "Come along, Mrs. Thornhill."
- "Oh Roger, this is silly."
- "I know, but I'm sentimental."

Play clip (excerpt): North by Northwest

The Nun's Story (1959)
- "Go through here to Room 12. Everything is ready. Press the button when you are finished and I will open."
On the Beach (1959)

"God, God forgive us. Peter? I think I'll have that cup of tea now."
Play clip (excerpt): On the Beach

Pickpocket (1959, Fr.)

"Oh, Jeanne, to reach you at last, what a strange path I had to take."

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

"My friend. You have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen? Perhaps on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you will never know it, for they will be from outer space. Many scientists believe that another world is watching us this moment. We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us in the future."
Play clip (excerpt): Plan 9 From Outer Space

Ride Lonesome (1959)
"Well, that figures."
Rio Bravo (1959)
- "Do you think I'll ever get to be a sheriff?"
- "Not unless you mind your own business."
Room at the Top (1959)

"Wasn't it absolutely the most wonderful wedding? Now we really belong to each other 'til death us do part'. Darling, you're crying. I believe you really are sentimental after all."
Play clip (excerpt): Room at the Top

Solomon and Sheba (1959)

- "That we must part is our atonement."
- "If this be thy will, O God, I submit to thy judgment. May thou watch between us while we are apart one from the other."
- "I will be with you always."
- "Shout unto God, all the earth. Sing praises unto the glory of his name. Sing praises unto the Lord, O Israel."
- "Be gracious unto us, God, and bless us."
- "And bless us."
- "For his anger is but for a moment, but his love is forever. Weeping may tarry for a night, but joy cometh in the morning."
Play clip (excerpt):
Solomon and Sheba

Some Like it Hot (1959)

- "But you don't understand, Osgood! Ohh... I'm a man."
- "Well, nobody's perfect."
Play clips (excerpt): Some Like It Hot (short) Some Like It Hot (long)

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

- "There's every possibility that the girl's story is true."
- "Oh, George, tell her she's gotta come home with us. Doctor.."
- "Catherine's gonna be all right."
- "Why can't she come home?"
- "Don't worry, she will. Why don't you take your mother?"
- "Yeah, sure. Come on, Ma."
- "Catherine? Miss Catherine?"
- "She's here, Doctor. Miss Catherine's here."
Play clip (excerpt):
Suddenly, Last Summer

A Summer Place (1959)

- "We live in a glass house. We're not throwing any stones. Thanks for wanting us."
- "You got a fight ahead of you, kids. But you've got the beauty and strength of love on your side. And if we can find our sense of humor too, why, these are the weapons of the angels."
- "Sure glad to have you back, Johnny, you and your pretty new missus.Happy honeymoon!"
- "Thank you."
- "In front of God and everybody this time?" (the couple kiss)

Play clip (excerpt): A Summer Place

The Tingler (1959)

"Ladies and gentlemen, just a word of warning. If any of you are not convinced that you have a tingler of your own, the next time you're frightened in the dark, don't scream."
Play clip (excerpt): The Tingler

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