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Discussion in 'The Moving Picture' started by fluteplayer07, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    There's a line from Robert Young in one of his early movies, when he was quite the matinee idol (in competition with Robert Montgomery, I think). A young woman tells him he looks good. He replies *something on the order of* "Thanks, I just had myself detailed."

    Now I know that can't be the exact line, as the term "to detail" -- a car, usually -- is a fairly recent coinage. He might have said, "I just had myself steam-cleaned," or "dry-cleaned" (the most likely choice, I believe), or "polished and waxed." Not sure. Does anybody recall the scene and film?
  2. Only movie I know with Young and Montgomery is "Hell Below" 1933.
    With Madge Evans.
  3. I am not kidding, I believe I saw that on TCM in the last year and it was definitely a '30s movie. I'm going to IMDB to see if it can jar memory. You might be right about "detailing" as it was an odd thing he said that made it stand out in my mind as well. I think he plays a bit of a cad in this one - or he was a cad who reformed for a good woman (maybe Kay Francis or Shearer - off to IMDB, I'll report back if I find anything).
  4. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    I don't know if Montgomery was also in the movie, now -- I mean it was from a period in their careers when they were both playing matinee idol types, is all. Though RM might have been in it as well as RY.
  5. Are you sure it was Young and not Montgomery because one possibility is "No More Ladies," as I saw this last year and it might have been in that movie, but that's a Montgomery movie? Unfortunately, all those '30s - he loves / doesn't love me, she loves me / doesn't love me, he cheats, she cheats - society movies blend together in my mind.
  6. Benzadmiral

    Benzadmiral Call Me a Cab

    Not 100% sure. I saw that scene on TV a looong time ago. At the time I knew Young (from Father Knows Best and Marcus Welby, natch) and was not too familiar with Montgomery, so it might have struck me precisely because it was neat to see RY as a dashing young man.
  7. Great use of "natch." My favorite use of it is in the movie "The Lost Weekend," where Ray Milland's bar buddy girl - who is also (heavily implied) a call girl - uses it a few times in a perfectly defining way. Meaning, she's a hip, regular girl who knows the score. Call girl or not, Milland should have chosen her of Reagan's first wife, (in this movie) saintly Jane Wyman. Every once in awhile, the guy chooses he wrong girl - as Milland did here.

    Back to your quote search. It's been haunting me since you brought it up because I think I remember the line as it was such an odd one. That said, I just went through Young's movies on IMDB - there are just too many '30s movies that are similar for me to back into it. And I still think it's possible it was Montgomery who said it, but unless someone else here knows it, we won't have the answer 'till it cycles back on TCM and one of us catch it.
  8. Everybody's gotta die sometime, Red.

    From Platoon.
  9. FALLING DOWN starring Michael Douglas

    public park scene:

    Bum: That's a hell of a way to treat a vet, man.
    Bill Foster: You're an animal doctor?
    Bum: No, a VETERAN. I was in Nam.
    Bill Foster: What were you, a drummer boy? You must have been 10 years old.
    Bum: I meant the Gulf. I meant to say the Gulf. Jesus! Come on, all I'm asking for is a little change. I haven't eaten in three days.
    [is eating a sandwich]
    Bum: Well, except for this.

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  11. niv

    niv Familiar Face

    "Man, I love that Franco."
    Major John Riesman, 'The Dirty Dozen.'
  12. From "The Aviator"

    The scene is set in the '30s when very East-Coast Katherine Hepburn has taken Mid-West-born businessman, roll-up-your-sleeves-and-do-it Howard Hughes home to have dinner with her even-more-than-she-is, bohemian, wealthy, old-money and liberal elitist family in Connecticut. At the opulent dinner - in their stately home with servants - the Hepburn family goes on and on about their "causes," their "concern for the poor," their "artistic pursuits," etc. while it is pretty clear that none, or at least few of them, have ever worked for money a day in their lives.

    The set up and quote:

    Mrs. Hepburn (Katherine's mother - and very pleased with herself): We don't care about money here.

    Howard Hughes: That's because you have it.

    While the wealthy born Hughes was not, theoretically, the best person to call out the Hepburn's on their hypocrisy and tone deafness, he had a pragmatism - at that time - about him that made it work.
  13. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Harvey (1950) Taxi cab driver: "After this he'll be a perfectly normal human being. And you know what stinkers they are!"
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  14. hatsRme

    hatsRme I'll Lock Up

    In memory of the late Mr. Furst, one of my favs...

  15. "Dr. Chumley seemed a little frightened of Harvey - but that gave way to admiration as the evening wore on."

    "That's a nice expression, isn't it?
    With your permission, I'll say it again."

    "As the evening wore on." :)
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  16. That's a classic. Some great ones in the sequel, too, not least of which is "You're a tourist I your own youth, Mark." -= aimed as much at the audience as Renton.
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  17. Hope I haven't posted this one before, while "Jaws" has about 700 quotable lines, the one when Quint yells at Hooper to tie on the barrel ("don't screw it up" was his helpful guidance) and Hooper responds "don't wait for me" seems innocuous enough, but "don't wait for me" gets used regularly by my girlfriend and me in all sorts of situations.

    Just a couple of the ridiculous number of examples of how we use this line in our everyday lives:
    • Leaving the apartment and one of us has pressed the elevator button while the other is still "fussing" about in the apartment and the button pressor says, "the elevator's coming," the standard response is "don't wait for me."
    • Crossing a street with cars coming in the distance, the lagging person will regularly yell out, "don't wait for me."
    It's a catchall for "you keep going, I won't hold you back and I'll get my end of things set and still be on time -" it might be the must used of all movie quotes in our household.
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  18. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

    There is a movie I saw part of on TV about 50 years ago. Have never been able to find it again or figure out what it was but there was one very funny scene in it that I remember.

    Young athletic health nut type guy is trying to woo a young widow with 2 little boys. She doesn't care for him. Eventually he talks her into a date. He takes her to his favorite health food bar where he offers her a 'potassium cocktail' at which she looks dubious, until he assures her 'it's non alcoholic' at which she looks even more dubious.
  19. DocCasualty

    DocCasualty One of the Regulars

    Clint Eastwood's character Will Munny in Unforgiven has a bunch.

    Little Bill Daggett: You'd be William Munny out of Missouri. Killer of women and children.
    Will Munny: That's right. I've killed women and children. I've killed just about everything that walks or crawled at one time or another. And I'm here to kill you, Little Bill, for what you did to Ned.

    Little Bill Daggett: I don't deserve this... to die like this. I was building a house.
    Will Munny: Deserve's got nothin' to do with it.

    Little Bill Daggett: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!
    Will Munny: Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.

    The Schofield Kid: [after killing a man for the first time] It don't seem real... how he ain't gonna never breathe again, ever... how he's dead. And the other one too. All on account of pulling a trigger.
    Will Munny: It's a hell of a thing, killing a man. Take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have.
    The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming.
    Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.
  20. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Mr. Roberts. Doc: Nothing, but stay out of B-29s, Frank, my boy!

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