Best film noir movie quotes of all time

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The Big Sleep picture

Philip Marlowe: You've got a touch of class, but I don't know how far you can go.
Vivian Sternwood Rutledge: A lot depends on who's in the saddle.

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The Killing picture

Johnny Clay: You'd be killing a horse - that's not first degree murder, in fact it's not murder at all, in fact I don't know what it is.

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Strangers on a Train picture

Bruno Anthony: I have a theory that you should do everything before you die.

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Double Indemnity picture

Edward S. Norton: That witness from the train, what was his name?
Barton Keyes: His name was Jackson. Probably still is.

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The Third Man picture

Calloway: Go home Martins, like a sensible chap. You don't know what you're mixing in, get the next plane.
Martins: As soon as I get to the bottom of this, I'll get the next plane.
Calloway: Death's at the bottom of everything, Martins. Leave death to the professionals.
Martins: Mind if I use that line in my next Western?

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The Postman Always Rings Twice picture

Cora Smith: That note I left Nick, if he gets back before we do and finds it.
Frank Chambers: Where'd you leave it?
Cora Smith: In the cash register.
Frank Chambers: That's terrific, that's the first place he'll look.

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Notorious picture

Alexander Sebastian: An old friend is never an extra guest.

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Shadow of a Doubt picture

Herbie Hawkins: He ran plunk right into the propeller of an airplane.
Joseph Newton: Ooh boy.
Herbie Hawkins: Cut him all to pieces. Had to identify him by his clothes. His shirts were all initialed.

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M picture

Hans Beckert: That is a nice ball you have.

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The Night of the Hunter picture

Rev. Harry Powell: Lord, you sure knew what you were doing when you brung me to this very cell at this very time. A man with ten thousand dollars hid somewhere, and a widder in the makin'.

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Gilda picture

Gilda: Got a light?
Uncle Pio: Yes, Mrs. Mundson. It is so crowded and yet so lonely, isn't it?
Gilda: How did you know?
Uncle Pio: You smoke too much. I've noticed. Only frustrated people smoke too much and only lonely people are frustrated.

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Sorry, Wrong Number picture

Leona Stevenson: No! Please! don't! Please, I'll... I'll give you anything! Please! Ahhhhhh.

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Touch of Evil picture

Quinlan: That was the last killer that ever got out of my hands.

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Johnny Guitar picture

Dancin' Kid: I like you, Guitar Man. How'd you like to work for me?
Johnny: I wouldn't.
Dancin' Kid: Now all of a sudden I don't like you.
Johnny: Now that makes me real sad.

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This Gun For Hire picture

Ellen Graham: Why don't you go to the police?
Philip Raven: I'm my own police.

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Out of the Past picture

Kathie: I didn't know what I was doing. I, I didn't know anything except how much I hated him. But I didn't take anything. I didn't, Jeff. Don't you believe me?
Jeff: Baby, I don't care.

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Born to Kill picture

Marty: You can't just go around killin' people whenever the notion strikes you. It's not feasible.

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Mildred Pierce picture

Mildred: I'm sorry I did that... I'd've rather cut off my hand.

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Laura picture

Mark McPherson: I suspect nobody and everybody. I am strictly trying to get at the truth.

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Suspicion picture

Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: When he enticed his victim across the footbridge, knowing that the bridge has been sawn through.
Isobel Sedbusk: He also knew that his victim couldn't swim. Don't forget that.
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: Well, what I want to know is this. Would you call that an actual murder?
Isobel Sedbusk: Well, from a moral standpoint there's no question at all. It is murder.

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