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  • Click here "Help me, Mr. Spade.  I need help so badly.  I've no right to ask you, I know I haven't, but I do ask you.  Help me." --Mary Astor
         "You won't need much of anybody's help.  You're good.  It's chiefly your eyes, I think, and that throb you get in your voice when you say things like, 'Be generous, Mr. Spade.'" --Humphrey Bogart
         "I deserve that, but the lie was in the way I said it, not at all in what I said.  It's my own fault if you can't believe me now." --Mary Astor
         "Ahhh. Now you are dangerous." --Humphrey Bogart (a .MP2 file).


  • Click here "'Life as it is.' I have lived for over forty years and I've seen 'life as it is'. Pain. Misery. Cruelty beyond belief. I've heard all the voices of God's noblest creature -- moans from bundles of filth in the street. I've been a soldier and a slave. I've seen my comrades fall in battle or die more slowly under the lash in Africa. I've held them at the last moment. These were men who saw 'life as it is,' but they died despairing. No glory. No bray of last words. Only their eyes, filled with confusion, questioning, 'Why?' I do not think they were asking why they were dying, but why they had ever lived. When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams, this may be madness. To seek treasure where there is only trash. Too much sanity may be madness. But maddest of all -- to see life as it is, and not as it should be!" --Peter O'Toole (a .MP3 file).


  • Click here "You all seem to know about this fella Liberty Valance. He's a no-good, gun-packin', murdering thief. But the only advice you can give to me is to carry a gun. Well, I'm a lawyer!" --Jimmy Stewart.


  • Click here "I'm sure I haven't the faintest idea what you're talking about." --Julie Andrews.

MCLINTOCK! (1963):

  • Click here "Oh, I know... I'm going to use good judgment. I haven't lost my temper in 40 years, but pilgrim you caused a lotta trouble this morning... mighta got somebody killed... and somebody otta belt you in the mouth... but I won't... I won't... the hell I won't!" --John Wayne.
  • Click here "I was called that once. Looked it up in the dictionary... Best you don't know what it means." --John Wayne.


  • Click here "Personally, Vita's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young." --Eve Arden.
  • Click here "I don't like this house mother." --Ann Blyth
         "Neither do I, but that's no reason for me to marry a man I'm not in love with." --Joan Crawford
         "Why not?" --Ann Blyth
         "Vita! Does a new house mean so much to you that you would trade me for it?" --Joan Crawford
         "I didn't mean it, mother. I don't care what we have as long as we're together.  It's just that there are so many things that I... that we should have and haven't got." --Ann Blyth
         "I know, darling.  I know.  I want you to have nice things." --Joan Crawford (a .MP2 file).


  • Click here "If you're really Santa Claus, you can get it for me. And if you can't you're only a nice man with a white beard like Mother said." --Natalie Wood.
  • Click here "You see, Mrs. Walker, this is quite an opportunity for me. For the past fifty years or so I've been getting more and more worried about Christmas. Seems we're all so busy trying to beat the other fellow in making things go faster, and look shinier and cost less that Christmas and I are sort of getting lost in the shuffle." --Edmund Gwenn.
  • Click here "I believe. I believe. It's silly, but I believe." --Natalie Wood.
  • Click here "Eh... Since the United States government declares this man to be Santa Claus, this court will not dispute it. Case dismissed." --Gene Lockhart.
  • Click here "Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. Don't you see? It's not just Kris that's on trial; it's everything he stands for. It's kindness and joy and love and all the other intangibles." --John Payne.

MRS. MINIVER (1942):

  • Click here "This is the People's War. It is our war. We are the fighters. Fight it then! Fight it with all that is in us and may God defend the Right." --Henry Wilcoxon.


  • Click here "From now on they'll spell mutiny with my name." --Clark Gable.

MY FAIR LADY (1964):

  • Click here "I ain't dir'y! Ah washed ma face 'n 'ands before I come, I did." --Audrey Hepburn.
  • Click here "And remember, that's your handkerchief and that's your sleeve. And don't confuse the one with the other if you want to become a lady in a shop." --Rex Harrison.
  • Click here "If you are naughty and idle, you shall sleep in the back kitchen amongst the black beetles, and be walloped by Mrs. Pierce with a broom stick!" --Rex Harrison.
  • Click here "Aaaaaaayyyyy.  Aaaaaaayyyyyy!" --Audrey Hepburn.
  • Click here "In Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen." --Rex Harrison.
  • Click here "Ah'm a good girl, ah am." --Audrey Hepburn.
  • Click here "Henry.  What a disagreeable surprise." --Gladys Cooper
              "Hello, Mother." --Rex Harrison.
  • Click here "Come on... Come on, Dover... Come on... Come on, Dover... Come on... Come on, Dover! Move ya bloomin' arss!" --Audrey Hepburn.
  • Click here "Come on, Dover! Move ya bloomin' arss!" --Audrey Hepburn.
  • Click here "Yes sir." --Mona Washbourne
              "Uh, is... is Miss Doolittle in?" --Jeremy Brett
              "Whom shall I say is calling?" --Mona Washbourne
              "Freddie Eynsford-Hill.  Oh, if she doesn't remember who I am, tell her I'm the chap who was snickering at her." --Jeremy Brett
              "Yes sir." --Mona Washbourne
              "And, will you give her these?" --Jeremy Brett
              "Yes sir.  Wouldn't you like to come in, sir? They're having dinner, but you may wait in the hall." --Mona Washbourne
              "No, no thank you.  I want to drink in the street where she lives." --Jeremy Brett.
  • Click here "Eddie boy, we're in for a booze up.  The sun is shining on Alfred P. Doolittle." --Stanley Holloway.
  • Click here "Charming.  Quite Charming." --Baroness Rothschild
              "Miss Doolittle, ma'am." --Ben Wright.
  • Click here "I beg your pardon.  Listen to me, my man. I don't like the tenor of that question. What the girl does here is our affair.  Your affair is to get her back so she can continue doing it!  Well, I'm dashed." --Wilfred Hyde-White.
  • Click here "I know I'm a common, ignorant girl and you're a book learned gentleman, but I'm not dirt under your feet.  What I done... what I did, was not for the taxis and the dresses, but because we were... pleasant together, and I come to... came... to care for you.  Not to want you to make love to me and not forgetting the difference between us, but more friendly like." --Audrey Hepburn
              "Well, of course.  That's how I feel.  And how Pickering feels."  --Rex Harrison.



  • Click here The "Who's on First?" Routine. --Abbott and Costello (a .MP3 file).

NOW, VOYAGER (1942):

  • Click here "Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon.  We have the stars." --Bette Davis.

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