Best movie quotes of 1950

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All About Eve picture

Lloyd Richards: I shall never understand the weird process by which a body with a voice suddenly fancies itself as a mind. Just when exactly does an actress decide they're HER words she's saying, and HER thoughts she's expressing?
Margo: Usually at the point where she has to rewrite and rethink them, to keep the audience from leaving the theatre.

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Night and the City picture

Opening voice-over: Night and the city. The night is tonight, tomorrow night... or any night. The city is London.

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Rashomon picture

Woodcutter: You selfish.
Commoner: What's wrong with that? Dogs are better off in this world. If you're not selfish, you can't survive.
Woodcutter: Damn it. Everyone is selfish and dishonest. Making excuses. The bandit, the woman, the man, and you.

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Branch Rickey: A box score - you know a box score is really democratic, Jackie. It doesn't say how big you are or how your father voted in the last election or what church you attend. It just tells you what kind of a ballplayer you were that day.
Jackie Robinson: Well, isn't that what counts?
Branch Rickey: It's all that ought to count, and maybe someday it's all that will count.

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Rio Grande picture

Lt. Col. Kirby York: You said it, soldier, that's enough for me.
Mrs. Kathleen York: Ramrod, wreckage and ruin, still the same Kirby York.
Lt. Col. Kirby York: Special privileges to special born, still the same Kathleen.

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Jonathan Cooper: Eve, I hated to tell you that phony story in your car that time. But there was no other way! Charlotte did go to my flat after I killed her husband. Her dress was stained and so I bought her a clean one. Then, when she went to the theater, I made a big stain on it, to make you believe me. I'm telling you the truth.

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Cinderella picture

Jaq: Lucify. That's him. Meany, sneaky. Jump at you. Bite at you.

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Harvey picture

Elwood P. Dowd: Miss Kelly, perhaps you'd like this flower. I seem to have misplaced my buttonhole.

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Rocketship X-M picture

Harry: From this distance it would only appear a mere speck.
Major Corrigan: A mere speck? Texas a mere speck?

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Boobs in the Woods picture

Daffy Duck: Captain John Smith marry-um Pocahontas, raise-um little poker chips.

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Kim picture

Kim: How do you fair on the road?
Lama: On charity. What is the custom of charity in this town? In silence or aloud?
Kim: Those who beg in silence starve in silence.
Lama: I beg as the master begged. Even as he went, so do I.

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Dr. Swanson: Well, he won't get very far, that's for sure. He hasn't got enough blood left in him to keep a chicken alive.

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King Solomon's Mines picture

Allan Quatermain: ...in the end you begin to accept it all... you watch things hunting and being hunted, reproducing, killing and dying, it's all endless and pointless, except in the end one small pattern emerges from it all, the only certainty: one is born, one lives for a time then one dies, that is all.

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The Scarlet Pumpernickel picture

Sylvester: First, I am happy, for I am to marry the fair Melissa. Then, I am furious, because I despise the Scarlet P-P-Pumpernickel.

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Sunset Blvd. picture

Joe Gillis: You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.
Norma Desmond: I am big! It's the pictures that got small.

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Treasure Island picture

Long John Silver: And this'll be young Master Hawkins, I'll be bound. Hawkins - 'tis a proper seafaring name, too.

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Hillbilly Hare picture

Bugs Bunny: And just who might you be?
Punkinhead Martin: I might be Teddy Rooseyvelt, but I ain't! I saw what you did to my brother.

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Cheaper by the Dozen picture

Man on street: Hey Noah, what are you doing with that Ark?
Frank Gilbreth: Collecting animals like the good Lord told me brother. All we need now is a jackass. Hop in.

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Joe Lamont: Indian smoke always means the same thing... trouble.

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Homeless Hare picture

Bugs Bunny: Action, he says. Action he shall get.

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