Greatest Last
Film Lines or Quotes


Famous Last Words Greatest Last Film Lines or Quotes: These are many of the best-known curtain call lines, fade-outs, and final words of dialogue in cinematic history - the last lingering words heard before the title "The End." In quite a few cases, the memorable final lines are also some of the greatest lines in film history.

They often reveal a vital truth about the film, cap off a comedy with a punchline, or help to define what the film was all about in just a few words. The last phrases or words often help to set a mood or tone as the film concludes, or they can be great one-liners. See also Greatest Opening Lines or First Film Lines.

Greatest Last Film Lines
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Greatest Last Film Lines
1910s - 1930s
Film Title
Famous Last Lines
The Birth of a Nation (1915)

(title card) "Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever!"

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920, Ger.)

(title card) "At last I understand his delusion. He thinks I am that mystic CALIGARI! Now I know exactly how to cure him..."

Nosferatu, the Vampire (1922, Ger.)

(end title card) "And at that moment, as if by a miracle, the sick no longer died, and the stifling shadow of the vampire vanished with the morning sun."

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)

(end writing in the stars of a nighttime sky) "Happiness Must Be Earned"

Battleship Potemkin (1925, USSR)

(title card) "Brothers!"

Metropolis (1927)


Anna Christie (1930)

- "Fog, fog all time. You can't tell where you was going. Only that old devil sea, she knows."
Play clip (excerpt):

Little Caesar (1930)

"Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?"
Play clip (excerpt): Little Caesar

City Lights (1931)

(title card) "Yes, I can see now."

Frankenstein (1931)

- "Well, go ahead, knock."
- "Well, well, well, what's all this? What do you want, eh? What's this?"
- "If you please, Herr Baron, we thought that Mr. Henry could do with a glass of his great-grandmother's wine."
- "Fine old lady, my grandmother. Very foreseeing of her to prevent my grandfather drinkin' this. Mr. Henry doesn't need this. Well, as I said before, I say again: 'Here's, here's to a son, to the House of Frankenstein.'"
- (in unison) "Indeed, sir. We hope so, sir."
Play clip (excerpt): Frankenstein (1931)

A Free Soul (1931)

- "Please change your mind, Jan, don't go."
- "If I were only sure that it would make you happy always."
- "I'm sure, Jan."
- "Wait a little while, darling. I'll be in New York, working at something."
- "I'll follow you there."
- "If you ever do, l'll follow you to the ends of the earth."
- "That's a date."
- "Pardon me, sir."
- "The secret of my success is never say die."
Play clip (excerpt): A Free Soul (1931)

The Front Page (1931)

"Duffy. Listen, Duffy! What's the first stop of the 12:40 to New York? That's right. I want you to send a wire to Chief of police there. Tell him to stop that train and arrest Hildy Johnson. Bring him back here. Wire him a full description. The son of a (bitch) stole my watch."
Play clip (excerpt): The Front Page (1931)

Monkey Business (1931)

- "What are you doing?"
- "I'm looking for a needle in a haystack."
Play clip (excerpt): Monkey Business (1931)

The Public Enemy (1931)

(phone rings) - "I'll get it, Ma. Yeah. This is Mike. When? You are? Fine. Ma, they're bringin' Tom home."
- "They are? When?"
- "Right now. He's on his way."
- "Is, is he all right?"
- "Well, he must be. They wouldn't be bringing him home."
- "Oh, it's wonderful. I'll get his room ready. I knew my baby would come home."
- "Who called, Mike?"
- "One of Paddy's boys, I guess. Didn't say who."
- "Oh."
- "Molly, Molly dear?"
- "Yes, Mother?"
- "Bring up some clean sheets out of the linen closet. Hurry, dear."
- "All right."
(knock on door, delivering Tom dead and wrapped up like a mummy, falling forward face-first)
(title card) "The END of Tom Powers is the end of every hoodlum. 'The Public Enemy' is, not a man, nor is it a character -- it is a problem that sooner or later WE, the public, must solve."

Play clip (excerpt): The Public Enemy (1931)

Back Street (1932)
"I'm coming, Walter, I'm coming."
Freaks (1932)

- "But, sir, they insist on seeing you."
- "In all these years, I've seen no one. Have I not told you that? Send them away."
- "Very good, sir."
- "I can't see no one."
- "Excuse me, sir. You can't come in."
- "Can't I?"
- "No, sir. I have my orders."
- "Who's gonna stop me?"
- "Well, I have my orders."
- "Well, I'm in, ain't I? Oh yes, you can, Hansie, old boy. There's someone you've just gotta see."
- "Why did you come here?"
- "Please, Hans. Don't be angry. Venus and Phroso have been so kind by me."
- "Please go away. I can't see no one."
- "But, Hans, you tried to stop them. It was only the poison you wanted. It wasn't your fault. Don't, don't cry, Hans. Come to me, my Liebchen. Don't cry. Don't, Hans. Don't cry. I love you. I love you."
Play clip (excerpt): Freaks (1932)

Grand Hotel (1932)

- "Grand Hotel. Always the same. People come. People go. Nothing ever happens."
- "Grand Hotel!"
Play clip (excerpt): Grand Hotel

Horse Feathers (1932)

- "We are gathered together here to join this man and this woman in the bonds of matrimony, which is an honorable estate. Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband?"
- "I do."
- "Do you take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife?"
- "We do!"
Play clip (excerpt):
Horse Feathers (1932)

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (1932)

- "Will you write? Do you need any money? But you must, Jim. How do you live?"
- "I steal!"
Play clip (excerpt):
I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
Rain (1932)

- "No offense to you in that last crack I made, handsome."
- "Aw, that's all right."
- "I'm going to Sydney with you, if the invitation still holds good. Let's go."
- "I understand, Miss Thompson. I'm sorry for him, and I'm sorry for you."
- "I'm sorry for everybody in the world, I guess."

Play clip (excerpt): Rain (1932)

Red Dust (1932)

- "'And the next day, when the big round sun was high in the heaven, little Bobby Chipmunk could hardly believe his eyes, because there across Farmer Brown's meadows he saw little Molly Cottontail.' (whistle) A chipmunk and a rabbit! Say I wonder how this comes out? 'But the faster he ran across the ground, the faster she went, hippity hop hippity hop, hippity...' Fred! Stop it!"
- "Ouch!"
- "Sorry. Once more and you get the works right there!"
- "Can't you read anything but bedtime stories?"
- "I've read you everything four times. Except one certain item."
- "What?"
- "Well, I didn't want to upset you. You're not well yet, you know."
- "Let me see."
- "I'll read it. Where is it? Oh, hmm. Here: 'Sailing for San Francisco on the Mohawa Maroo, was Mr. Gary Willis and his attractive wife of...' Look how they spelled 'Philadelphia'! 'Ffil'. Well anyway, let's see now. Uhm. 'Way across the meadow...' Come on Fred, shake out of it. 'Way across the meadow, as old Daddy Sun was setting behind the purple hills, little Molly Cottontail went hippity hop, hippity hop, hippity hop, hip...' Fred?"
- "What, Lily?"
- "You big cheese!"
- "Roquefort or gorgonzola?"
- "Me come again, peep peep! Ha, ha, ha, ha."
Play clip (excerpt):
Red Dust (1932)

Dinner at Eight (1933)

- "I was reading a book the other day."
- "Reading a book!"
- "Yes. It's all about civilization or something, a nutty kind of a book. Do you know that the guy said that machinery is going to take the place of every profession?"
- "Oh, my dear, that's something you need never worry about."
- "Say, I want to sit next to Oliver! Oliver, where are you?"
Play clip (excerpt):
Dinner at Eight

Duck Soup (1933)

- "Hey, Trentino!"
- "Trentino, eh. That's game."
- "Trentino!"
- "Trentino, eh. Call me an upstart, eh?"
- "I surrender! I surrender!"
- "I'm sorry, you'll have to wait 'til the fruit runs out."
- "Victory is ours! (singing) Hail, hail Freedonia, Land of the brave..."
Play clip (excerpt):
Duck Soup

42nd Street

- "Oh, these directors make me sick. Take Marsh. Puts his name all over the program, gets all the credit."
- "If it wasn't for kids like Sawyer, he wouldn't have a show."
- "Sawyer's a whiz! She'll have Broadway in her pocket in a week."
- "You're right."
- "And Marsh will probably say he discovered her. Some guys get all the breaks."
Play clip (excerpt): 42nd Street

King Kong (1933)

- "Lieutenant, I'm Carl Denham."
- "Carl Denham?"
- "Yeah."
- "Denham? Oh, that's the man that captured the monster."
- "Well, Denham, the airplanes got him."
- "Oh, no. It wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast."
Play clip (excerpt): King Kong

Little Women (1933)
- "Would you... Oh, I have no courage to think that... But could I dare hope that... I-I know I shouldn't make so free as to ask. I have nothing to give but my heart so full and these empty hands."
- "Not empty now."
- "Oh, hearts dearest."
- "Welcome home."
Morning Glory (1933)

"...Nellie, I could make him happy."
- "Of course you can, my dear."
- "And he could make me happy too."
- "Certainly he can."
- "Nellie, they've all been trying to frighten me. They've been trying to frighten me into being sensible, but they can't do it. Not now. Not yet. They've got to let me be as foolish as I wanna be. I-I wanna ride through the park. I want a, I want to have a white ermine coat. And I'll buy you a beautiful present. And Mr. Hedges, I'll buy Mr. Hedges a little house. And I'll have rooms full of white orchids. And they've got to tell me that I'm much more wonderful than anyone else, because, Nellie - Nellie, I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid of being just a morning glory. I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid. Why should I be afraid? I'm not afraid."

Play clip (excerpt): Morning Glory

Only Yesterday (1933)
"My father?"
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933, UK)
"Six wives, and the best of them's the worst!"
Queen Christina (1933)
- "The wind is with us."
- (off-screen) "All hands on deck. Let the gangway fall."
She Done Him Wrong (1933)

- "Where'd you get that, dark and handsome?"
- "You Bad-Girl."
- "Mmm, you'll find out."
Play clip (excerpt):
She Done Him Wrong

Sons of the Desert (1933)

- "What did Betty say?"
- "Betty said that 'Honesty was the best politics.' (He holds up a cigarette) Look! (coughs) (singing) Honolulu Baby! Won't you close those eyes..."
Play clip (excerpt): Sons of the Desert

The Gay Divorcee (1934)

- "Egbert and I are going to be married too."
- "Yes. Why, darling, why, what's the mat...? We were married last night, on our way back from London."
- "Last night? Were we? Why, of course, sir, we were. Darling, I'd forgotten about it. Isn't it wonderful? I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll all hurry back to London to have a big celebration."
"Oh, Scusi! Scusi! I'm also very good at parties!"

Play clip (excerpt): The Gay Divorcee

It Happened One Night (1934)

- (reading a telegram) "'What's holding up the annulment, you slowpoke. The walls of Jericho are toppling.' Send him a telegram right away. Just say, 'Let 'em topple.'"
- "Funny couple, ain't they?"
- "Yeah."
- "If you ask me, I don't believe they're married."
- "They're married, all right. I just seen the license."
- "They made me get 'em a rope and a blanket, on a night like this. What do you reckon that's for?"
- "Blamed if I know. I just brung 'em a trumpet."
- "A trumpet?"
- "Yeah, one of them toy things. They sent me to the store to get it."
- "But what in the world do they want a trumpet for?"
- "Dunno." [Trumpet sounds]
Play clip (excerpt): It Happened One Night

The Scarlet Empress (1934)

- "Why are those bells ringing? Why are those bells ringing?"
- "I don't know, Peter."
- "How dare you address me like that! Who are you?"
- "My name is Orloff, and I'm on duty as guard."
- "I'll have your head for this insolence! You're addressing the emperor!"
- "There is no emperor. There is only an empress."
Play clip (excerpt): The Scarlet Empress

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934, UK)

- "Are we really free, Percy?"
- "Not you, darling. Chauvelin said you'd be free the moment I died. It won't be a moment sooner."
- "Land ahead!"
- "Look, Marguerite, England."
Play clip (excerpt): The Scarlet Pimpernel

A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)
"If we shadows have offended, think but this and all is mended. That you have but slumber'd here while these visions did appear. And this weak and idle theme, no more yielding but to dream. Gentles, do not reprehend, if you pardon, we will mend. Else the Puck, a liar call, so good night unto you all. Give me your hands, if we be friends and Robin shall restore amends!"
A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

"It's a far, far better thing I do than I have ever done. It's a far, far better rest I go to than I have ever known."
(title card) "I am the Resurrection and the Life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live"
Play clip (excerpt): A Tale of Two Cities

The Thirty-Nine Steps (1935)

- "Mr. Memory, what was the secret formula you were taking out of the country?"
- "Would it be all right, me telling you, sir? It was a big job to learn it, the biggest job I ever tackled, and I don't want to throw it all away."
- "It'll be quite all right."
- "The first feature of the new engine is its greatly increased ratio of compression represented by R minus one over R to the power of gamma where R represents the ratio of compression and gamma. Seen in end elevation, the axis of the two lines of cylinders. Angle of 65 degrees. Dimensions of cylinders as follows. This device renders the engine completely silent. Am I right, sir?"
- "Quite right, old chap."
- "Thank you, sir. Thank you. I'm glad it's off my mind. Glad."
Play clip (excerpt): The Thirty-Nine Steps

Top Hat (1935)

- "And in order to put you off the scent, I thought of many little disguises. This evening, I met Mr. Beddini and Miss Tremont, and fearing that they might recognize me, I turned my collar around, like this. And very cleverly, I became a clergyman."
- "You are the one who married us!?"
- "Yes, sir."
- "Then we've never been really married?"
- "Precisely, Miss."
- "Well, well, well. Mr. Beddini, what are you doing in this young lady's room?"

Play clip (excerpt): Top Hat

After the Thin Man (1936)

- "Nora!"
- "What's the matter, Nick?"
- "It isn't true."
- "What isn't true?"
- "Shh! Pinch me."
- "Why?"
- "Pinch me. It is true!"
- "What?"
- "We're alone. No family, no friends, no reporters, no police, no nothin'. Good."
- "I suppose we ought to decide where we're going."
- "Why? Do you care?"
- "No. But I haven't any clothes."
- "Well, what's the difference? Saves you the trouble of packing. And I don't need anything in the world, darling, but you and a toothbrush. What's that? Hmm? Hmm. Looks like a baby's sock. Hmm!"
- "And you call yourself a detective."
- "Why, Mrs. Charles."
Play clip (excerpt): After the Thin Man

Dracula's Daughter (1936)

- (gunshots) "Can it... Is she?"
- "She's all right."
- "And Countess Zaleska?"
- "Out there. Janet, open your eyes."
- "Oh, Jeffrey!"
- "There's your vampire, Sir Basil. The arrow, a wooden shaft through her heart, just as I drove the stake through his."
- "The woman is beautiful."
- "She was beautiful when she died...a hundred years ago."
Play clip (excerpt): Dracula's Daughter (1936)

The General Died at Dawn (1936)
"He was a talented man, but very, very corrupt."
The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

- "Mr. Ziegfeld. Mr. Z--"
- "Hello. Is Dr. Hassel still in the building, please? Would you ask him to come up to Mr. Ziegfeld's apartment at once? Yes. Hurry, please."
- "I've got to have more steps. I need more steps. I've got to get higher, higher!"

Libeled Lady (1936)

- "What is this? What's going on here?"
- "Oh, Hello, Father."
- "I got your telephone call. Now what is the meaning of this?"
- "Now be calm, please."
- "Mr. Allenbury, I can explain everything."
- "Well, you'd better explain fast! You mean to tell me that you married him?"
- "Yes, Father."
- "Well, who is this woman?"
- "Well, that's Bill's wife."
- "What?"
- "Quiet, will you please be quiet!"
Play clip (excerpt): Libeled Lady

My Man Godfrey (1936)

- "May I come in?"
- "Oh, Mr. Courtney."
- "Mr. Gray said there were a couple of people over here who wanted to get married. Are you it?"
- "Yes, we're it. Can you marry us without a license?"
- "Without a... It may get me into a lot of trouble, but, uh, I guess I've known your family long enough to take a chance. Who are you going to marry?"
- "Godfrey. Oh, this is Godfrey."
- "Oh. How do you do, uh, Godfrey? Does your father know about this?"
- "Oh, everybody knows about it, except Godfrey."
- "Well, I guess we better have a witness."
- "Oh, we can use, Clarence. Clarence, you can be the witness. Come down here. Come, stand right down here. That's fine. Right there. Come on, Godfrey. Right there."
- "Well, now, uh, join hands, please. No, the right hand."
- "Oh. Stand still, Godfrey, it'll all be over in a minute. (giggles)"

Play clip (excerpt): My Man Godfrey

The Petrified Forest (1936)

"Thus in your field
My seed of harvestry will thrive
For the fruit is like me that I set
God bids me tend it with good husbandry
This is the end for which
We twain are met."
Play clip (excerpt): The Petrified Forest

The Plainsman (1936)

- "There's your prisoner, General Merritt."
- "We won't forget what Bill Hickok has done, Cody. We'll remember."
- "All of us will. All of us."
(she kisses him) "That's one kiss you won't wipe off."
(epilogue title card): "It shall be as it was in the past... Not with dreams, but with strength and with courage... Shall a nation be molded to last."

Play clip (excerpt): The Plainsman

Poppy (1936)

- "Pop, I've got something wonderful to tell you."
- "Have you, dear?"
- "Pop, whaddya think? I'm really the heiress."
- "Wonderful. You've finally gotten some sense, eh?"
- "Isn't it grand? Now, we have a beautiful home and we can settle down."
- "That's marvelous. And if we should ever separate, my little plum, I want to give you one little bit of fatherly advice."
- "Yes, Pop."
- "Never give a sucker an even break."
Play clip (excerpt): Poppy

Rembrandt (1936, UK)
"Vanity of vanities, all is vanity."
Things to Come (1936)

- "What they've done is magnificent."
- "Will they come back?"
- "Yes, and go again and again until the landing is made and the moon is conquered. This is only a beginning."
- "And if they don't come back - my son and your daughter, what of that, Cabal?"
- "Then presently others will go."
- "Oh, God! ls there never going to be any age of happiness? Is there never to be any rest?"
- "Rest enough for the individual man. Too much and too soon, and we call it death. But for man, no rest and no ending. He must go on, conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet and its winds and waves and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and, at last, out across immensity to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deeps of space and all the mysteries of time, still he will be beginning."
- "But, we're such little creatures. Poor humanity's so fragile, so weak. Little, little animals."
- "Little animals. And if we're no more than animals, we must snatch each little scrap of happiness and live and suffer and pass, mattering no more than all the other animals do or have done. It is this, or that? All the universe or nothingness? Which shall it be, Passworthy? Which shall it be?"
Play clip (excerpt): Things to Come

A Day at the Races (1937)

"Emily, I have a little confession to make. I really am a horse doctor. But marry me, and I'll never look at any other horse."
Play clip (excerpt): A Day at the Races

The Good Earth (1937)

"O-lan, you are the earth."
Play clip (excerpt): The Good Earth

Grand Illusion (1937, Fr.)

- "We've got to end this damn war, and make it the last!"
- "What an illusion! Come down to earth. What if we meet a patrol?"
- "We split up, and try our luck."
- "Just in case, cheerio and so long!"
- "So long, you 'dirty Jew'!"
- "So long, 'old mate'!
- "Don't shoot—they're in Switzerland."
- "All the better for them."

Play clip (excerpt): Grand Illusion (French)

In Old Chicago (1937)
"Aye, that's the truth. We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish."
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

"Let us not mourn him. Let us rather salute that bright spirit of his, which will live forever. And, like a torch, enlighten a younger generation inspired to follow him. You who are enjoying today's freedom take to your hearts the words of Zola. Do not forget those who fought the battles for you and bought your liberty with their genius and their blood. Do not forget them and applaud the lies of fanatical intolerance. Be human. For no man in all the breadth of our land more fervently loved humanity than Zola. He had the simplicity of a great soul. He was enjoying the fruits of his labor, fame, wealth, security when suddenly, out of his own free will, he tore himself from all the peaceful pleasures of his life, from the work he loved so much because he knew that there is no serenity save in justice, no repose save in truth. At the sound of his brave words, France awakened from her sleep. How admirable is the genius of our country. How beautiful the soul of France which for centuries taught right and justice to Europe and the world. France is once again today the land of reason and benevolence because one of her sons, through an immense work and a great action, gave rise to a new order of things based on justice and the rights common to all men. Let us not pity him because he suffered and endured. Let us envy him. Let us envy him because his great heart won him the proudest of destinies: He was a moment of the conscience of man."
Play clip (excerpt): The Life of Emile Zola

Lost Horizon (1937)

"Yes. Yes, I believe it. I believe it because I want to believe it. Gentlemen, I give you a toast. Here's my hope that Robert Conway will find his Shangri-La. Here's my hope that we all find our Shangri-La."
Play clip (excerpt): Lost Horizon

The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

- "Oh, Tom."
- "Yes, your Highness?"
- "Come here."
- "Yes, sire."
- "They're gone. Sit down."
- "Are you sure it's all right?"
- "You sat down all the time you were King, so I suppose it won't matter now. This one's about you."
- "Me?"
- "It makes you my ward."
- "Ward?"
- "That means that as long as you live, you'll have money to live on. And if anybody's unkind or cruel to you, they've committed an offense against the Crown."
- "Oh, your Majesty."
- "What's the matter?"
- "I just don't know what to say."
- "Oh, just say thank you."
- "This is good for cracking nuts. Isn't it?" (laughter)

Play clip (excerpt): The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)

(title cards) " beautiful, even in death, that the dwarfs could not find it in their hearts to bury her...they fashioned a coffin of glass and gold, and kept eternal vigil at her side... the Prince, who had searched far and wide, heard of the maiden who slept in the glass coffin."
[Song: "One Song"]
"Goodbye. Good-bye, Grumpy. Good-bye. Oh, Dopey. Good-bye!"
(title card) "...and they lived happily ever after."
[Song: "Some Day My Prince Will Come"]
Play clip (excerpt): Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Stage Door (1937)

- "Good evening. Who do I see about accommodation?"
- "Miss Orcutt! She'll take care of you."
- "Thank you."
- "Come in."
- "Hello? Hello, Bill."
- "Don't be sentimental. Remember, you're a ham at heart."
- "No, that wasn't me. That was a friend of mine. Uh, how's the new job coming on?"
- "Would you like me to carry a message to your late lamented Aunt Susan?"
- "Hold on. Gangrene just set in. No message. I don't use that kind of language."
- "I just thought I'd ask."
- "I just wanted to know if maybe..."
- "I think you'll be interested in this. It is one of the features of the Footlights Club. It's the chair Bernardt sat in when she read Queen Elizabeth over here. I was in the company. I think you'll like it here. We're one great big family. I'll show you your room. I hope you don't mind sharing."
Play clip (excerpt): Stage Door

A Star is Born (1937)

- "Miss Lester. This microphone is on an international hook-up. Throughout the world, your fans are hoping you will say a few words to them."
- "Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine."

Play clip (excerpt): A Star is Born

Stella Dallas (1937)

"All right, folks, you've seen enough. Come on. Move along. Now, come on, clear the sidewalk."
Play clip (excerpt): Stella Dallas

Topper (1937)

- "Oh, darling. I was so afraid I was going to lose you."
- "Oh, you can't lose a bad penny like me, you know."
- "You're not a bad penny. You're just the dearest, sweetest husband a woman ever had."
- "Darling, you amaze me. You look so differently, and you, you act so differently."
- "I am different. And I've been praying you'd come back, so I could prove it. Will you promise not to laugh if I show you something?"
- "I promise. I'm, I'm too astonished to laugh."
- "You do understand, don't you?"
- "Oh, darling, I understand. Why, I love you."
- "Cosmo."
- "But I wonder if you knew everything. If you knew..."
- "I don't want to know anything. I'm just going to love you, and never question."
- "So long, Toppy. We're on our way."
- "We won't be seeing you anymore, Toppy. So long."
- "What was that? I thought I heard voices."
- "No. Remember, darling, love me and never question."
- "Bless our happy home."

Play clip (excerpt): Topper

The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

- "What about you, Robin?"
- "My sword is yours, sire, now and always."
- "Is there nothing England's king can grant the outlaw who showed him his duty to his country?"
- "Yes, your Majesty, a pardon for the men of Sherwood."
- "Granted with all my heart."
- "Long live Richard the Lion-Heart!"
- "But, is there nothing for yourself?"
- "There's but one thing else, sire."
- "And, uh, do you too wish... ?"
- "More than anything in the world, sire."
- "Kneel, Robin Hood. Arise, Robin, Baron of Locksley, Earl of Sherwood and Nottingham, and Lord of all the lands and manors appertaining thereto. My first command to you, my lord Earl is to take in marriage the hand of the Lady Marian."
- "Long live Robin Hood! Long live Robin Hood! Long live Lady Marian!"
- "And what say you to that, Baron of Locksley?"
- "May I obey all your commands with equal pleasure, Sire!"
Play clip (excerpt): The Adventures of Robin Hood

Alexander Nevsky (1938, Soviet Union) (aka Aleksandr Nevskiy)
"Go and tell all in alien lands that Russia (Rus) lives! Let all come and be our guests. But he who comes to us sword in hand, by the sword shall perish! On that our Russian land will forever take its stand! HE WHO COMES TO US SWORD IN HAND BY THE SWORD SHALL PERISH. ON THAT OUR RUSSIAN LAND WILL FOREVER TAKE ITS STAND"
Algiers (1938)

- "I'm sorry, Pepe. He thought you were going to escape."
- "And so I have, my friend."
Play clip (excerpt): Algiers

Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)

(reading of newspaper article) "'At the fatal stroke of 11 p.m., Rocky was led through the little green door of death. No sooner had he entered the death chamber than he tore himself from the guards' grasp, flung himself on the floor screaming for mercy. And as they dragged him to the electric chair, he clawed wildly the concrete floor with agonized shrieks. In contrast to his former heroics, Rocky Sullivan died a coward.' I don't believe it. I don't believe one rotten word of it."
- "I don't believe it either. If anybody says it's true, I'll..."
- "He couldn't die that way, not Rocky! He couldn't. It's all lies! Lies, I tell ya!"
- "Hey, fellas. Here's Father Connolly. Let's ask him. He oughta know. He'll tell us everything."
- "You were there, Father. You saw everything. What happened? Did Rocky die like they said? Like a yellow rat?"
- "It's true, boys. Every word of it. He died like they said. All right, fellas. Let's go and say a prayer for a boy who couldn't run as fast as I could."
Play clip (excerpt): Angels With Dirty Faces

La Bête Humaine (1938, Fr.) (aka The Human Beast)
- "Poor bloke. He must have been in pain to do that. I haven't seen him look so calm for a long time."
- "We have to clear the line. We'll pull the train to the next station. I'll stay with him."
Blondie (1938)

"Dagwood!...Sometimes I think it's harder to raise a husband than a baby."
Play clip (excerpt): Blondie

Boys Town (1938)

- "I-I wished I could think of something to say. And if I could think of something, I-I wished I could say it. I'm gonna try to make, I mean, I'm gonna try to help to make, I mean, I'm gonna try to help to, to keep Boys Town the kind of place. What a guy you picked to be Mayor."
- "There is no bad boy."

Play clip (excerpt): Boys Town

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

- "Well, I've just discovered that was the best day I ever had in my whole life."
- "David, you don't mean it?"
- "I've never had a better time."
- "Oh, ha, ha. But, but I was there."
- "Well, that's what made it so good."
- "Oh, did you really have a good time?"
- "Yes, I did!"
- "Oh, that's, but that's wonderful. Do you realize what that means? That means that you must like me a little bit."
- "Oh, Susan, it's more than that."
- "Is it?"
- "Yes. I love you, I think."
- "Oh, that's wonderful, because I love you, too. Stop rocking, David."
- "Oh, I'm not rocking. I-I-I..."
- "Oh, oh..."
- "No, Susan. Please, the brontosaurus! Oh my goodness, four years' went into this. No, no, no...Oh my god, Susan. Oh, my. Susan, please! Look out, Susan, something's going to..."
- "I'm falling!"
- "Hold on. Hold on, Susan! Hold on! Don't let go! Don't let go!"
- "Oh, David, look what I've done...Oh, I'm so sorry. Oh, Oh! David, can you ever forgive me? You can, and you still love me."
- "Susan, that..."
- "You do. Oh, David. "
- "Oh, dear. Oh, my. Hmmm."

Play clip (excerpt): Bringing Up Baby

A Christmas Carol (1938)

- "I'm a little rusty at this. I've never done it before, but may I?"
- "Yes. Please do."
- "To all of us, everywhere. A merry Christmas to us all, my dears."
- "God bless us, every one."
Play clip (excerpt): A Christmas Carol

Pygmalion (1938)

"Where the devil are my slippers, Eliza?"
Play clip (excerpt): Pygmalion

Suez (1938)

"And when the day comes, I want to stand beside you and see the ships go through the canal and know you built it for all the people in the world."

You Can't Take it With You (1938)

- "Well, sir, here we are again. We've had quite a time of it lately, but it seems that the worst of it was over. Of course, the fireworks all blew up, but we can't very well blame that on you. Anyway, everything's turned out fine as it usually does. Alice is going to marry Tony. Mr. Kirby, who's turned out to be a good egg, has sold us back our house, and he'll probably forget all about big deals for a while. Nobody on our block has to move. And with the right handling, I think we can even thaw out Mrs. Kirby in time. We've all got our health, and as far as anything else is concerned, we still leave that up to you. Thank you. Bring it on, Rheba."
- "Now it is two easy lessons, you know, Mrs. Kirby. I will teach you. Ha, ha, ha."
- "No holds barred. No holds barred."
- "I hope you like it, Mr. Kirby."
Play clip (excerpt): You Can't Take It With You

Blondie Brings Up Baby (1939)

Play clip (excerpt): Blondie Brings Up Baby

Dark Victory (1939)

- "Is that you, Martha?"
- "Yes, Miss Judith."
- "I don't want to be disturbed."
Play clip (excerpt): Dark Victory

Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
"Well, I reckon we better be gettin' back to work. There's gonna be a heap to do from now on."
5th Ave Girl (1939)
"Why don't you mind your own business?!"
The Four Feathers (1939)
"Ethne, your feather."
Golden Boy (1939)

"Papa, I've come home."

Gone With the Wind (1939)

- "But I must think about it. I must think about it. What is there to do? What is there that matters?"
- "Do you mean to tell me, Katie Scarlett O'Hara, that Tara doesn't mean anything to you? Why, land's the only thing that matters. It's the only thing that lasts."
- "Something you love better than me, though you may not know it. Tara."
- "It's this from which you get your strength. The red earth of Tara."
- "Why, land's the only thing that matters. It's the only thing that lasts."
- "Something you love better than me, though you may not know it. Tara."
- "This from which you get your strength. The red earth of Tara."
- "Why, land's the only thing that matters."
- "Something you love better than me."
- "The red earth of Tara."
- "Tara!"
- "Tara!"
- "Tara!"
- "Tara! Home. I'll go home, and I'll think of some way to get him back! After all, tomorrow is another day!"
Play clip (excerpt):
Gone with the Wind

Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)

- "No, Whittaker, stop that beII tonight. Mr. Chipping's very iII."
- "Yes, sir."
- "Poor oId chap. He must have had a IoneIy Iife, aII by himseIf."
- "Not aIways by himseIf. He married, you know."
- "Did he? I never knew about that."
- "She died a Iong whiIe ago."
- "Pity. Pity he never had any chiIdren."
- "What was that you were saying about me?"
- "Nothing at aII, oId man. Nothing at aII. We were just wondering when you were going to wake up out of that beauty sIeep of yours."
- "I heard you. You were taIking about me."
- "Nothing of consequence, oId man. I give you my word."
- "I thought I heard you saying it was a pity. Pity I never had any chiIdren. But you're wrong. I have. Thousands of them. Thousands of them. And aII boys."
[roll call of boys]
- "Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Goodbye."
Play clip (excerpt):
Goodbye, Mr. Chips

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
"Oh, Watson - the needle!"
Play clip (excerpt): The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

- "Don't thank me. Thank Quasimodo, who saved you from hanging. And Gringoire, whose little printed papers set you free..."
- "Why was I not made of stone like thee?"
Play clip (excerpt): The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

- "I'm not fit to be a senator! I'm not fit to live! Expel me! Expel me, not him! Willy Taylor's a fraud. It's a crime against the people who sent me here and I committed it! Every word that boy said is the truth! Every word about Taylor and me and graft and the rotten political corruption of our state. Every word of it is true. I'm not fit for office! I'm not fit for any place of honor or trust. Expel me, not that boy!"
- "Hurrah. We did it! We did it."
- "Order, gentlemen! Please."
- "Hurrah. He did it!"
- "Will you let go of me!?"
- "Yippee!"

Play clip (excerpt): Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Only Angels Have Wings (1939)

- "So long, Bonnie. Keep that coffee warm. Back in time for breakfast."
- "I won't be here. I'm going on the boat."
- "Yeah?"
- "Nobody asked me to stay."
- "They haven't?"
- "No, and you won't ask anybody to do anything, would ya?"
- "That's right. Here, we'll flip a coin for it. Tails you go, heads you stay. Heads. What about it?"
- "I won't stay that way."
- "You won't?"
- "I'm hard to get, Geoff. All you have to do is ask me."
- "Here's a souvenir for ya, Bonnie. I like that saying goodbye. So long, Bonnie."
- "Son of a gun. Hey! Hey, Geoff! Geo---!"

Play clip (excerpt): Only Angels Have Wings

The Roaring Twenties (1939)

- "He's dead."
- "Who is this guy?"
- "This is Eddie Bartlett."
- "Well, how are you hooked up with him?"
- "I could never figure it out."
- "What was his business?"
- "He used to be a big shot."
Play clip (excerpt):
The Roaring Twenties

The Rules of the Game (1939, Fr.) (aka La Regle du Jeu)
- "A new definition of the word accident."
- "No, no, no, no, no, no. La Chesnaye has a touch of class. And that's a rare thing nowadays, a rare thing!"
Stagecoach (1939)

- "Well, they're saved from the blessings of civilization."
- "Yeah. Doc? I'll, uh, buy ya a drink."
- "Just one."
Play clip (excerpt): Stagecoach

The Wizard of Oz (1939)

"Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home! Home! And this is my room - and you're all here! And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again because I love you all! - And oh, Auntie Em, there's no place like home."
Play clip (excerpt): The Wizard of Oz

The Women (1939)

- "Mary, Stephen's outside. He's waiting for you. Oh, that is, he wants to know if you'll see him. Oh, Mary, will you please?"
- "Will I? You bet I will."
- "Mary Haines, haven't you any pride?"
- "No pride at all. That's a luxury a woman in love can't afford."
Play clip (excerpt): The Women


- "What's the matter, man?"
- "I've gone mad. Stark ravin' mad."
- "Dr. Kenneth?"
- "I saw Heathcliff out on the moors in the snow with a woman."
- "A woman you say?"
- "Yes, a woman! I saw her with him plain as my own eyes."
- "It was Cathy. Cathy."
- "Go on, man. What happened?"
- "No, I don't know who it was. I was trying to get up near to them when suddenly my horse reared and plunged and I was thrown. I called out to them, but they didn't hear me, so I followed them. I tell you, I saw them both! He had his arm about her, so I climbed up after them. And I found him. Only him. Alone. With only his footprints in the snow."
- "Under a high rock, on a ledge, near Peniston Crag."
- "Yes."
- "Was he dead?"
- "No, not dead, Dr. Kenneth. Not alone. He's with her. They've only just begun to live. Goodbye Heathcliff. Goodbye my wild sweet Cathy."

Play clip (excerpt): Wuthering Heights

Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

- "Ain't you goin' back, Abe?"
- "No, I think I might go on apiece. Maybe to the top of that hill."

Play clip (excerpt): Young Mr. Lincoln

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