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1940s



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Greatest Last Film Lines
1940s
Famous Last Line Film Title
"What man's mind can conceive, man's character can control. Man must learn that, and then we needn't be afraid of tomorrow. And man will go forward toward more light." Edison, The Man (1940)
"That's what makes us tough. Rich fellas come up an' they die an' their kids ain't no good, an' they die out. But we keep a-comin'. We're the people that live. They can't wipe us out. They can't lick us. And we'll go on forever, Pa. .. 'cause... we're the people." The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
"...Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up! Look up, Hannah! The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light! We are coming into a new world; a kindlier world, where men will rise above their greed, their hate and their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow! Into the light of hope! Look up, Hannah! Listen!" The Great Dictator (1940)
"Well, isn't that a coincidence? We're going to Albany. I wonder if Bruce can put us up?...Say, why don’t you carry that in your hand?" His Girl Friday (1940)
"Well, we’re going to marry and raise fat children and watch our vineyards grow." Mark of Zorro (1940)
"Oh, yeah, yeah. I'll do that, my little chickadee." My Little Chickadee (1940)
- "I did it. I did it all."
- "I feel as though I'd lived through all of this before in another life."
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
"Ah, think of it. Three of them married, and the other two just tottering on the brink!" Pride and Prejudice (1940)
"It's Mrs. Danvers. She's gone mad. She said she'd rather destroy Manderley than see us happy here." Rebecca (1940)
"Some fun – and adventure at last!" The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
"No pride at all. That's a luxury a woman in love can't afford." The Women (1940)
"Throw that junk." Citizen Kane (1941)
"You can't hurt me. I always wear a bullet-proof vest around the studio." Hellzapoppin' (1941)
"Free? Free." High Sierra (1941)
"Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then." How Green Was My Valley (1941)
"Aw, just another hood, I guess. Well, whoever he is, he don't mean a thing to anybody now, much less to me. Say, call Mae and tell her I'll be late, will ya?" Johnny Eager (1941)
"Positively the same dame." The Lady Eve (1941)
- "Would you like to talk with me, Alexandra? Would you - like to sleep in my room tonight?"
- "Why, Mama? Are you afraid?"

The Little Foxes (1941)
- "The, uh, stuff that dreams are made of."
- "Huh?"
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
"There you are, Norton. The people! Try and lick that!" Meet John Doe (1941)
"When I want to kiss my wife, I'll kiss her anytime, anyplace, anywhere. That's the kind of hairpin I am." The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
"There's a lot to be said for making people laugh! Did you know that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan! Boy!" Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
- "And then?"
- "And then what?"
- "What happened after?"
- "There is no then. There is no after."
That Hamilton Woman (1941)
"Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Casablanca (1942)
"Now for Australia and a crack at those Japs!" Desperate Journey (1942)
"God bless our ships and all who sail in them." In Which We Serve (1942, UK)
"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." Mrs. Miniver (1942)
"Oh, Jerry, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We have the stars." Now, Voyager (1942)
"Play ball!" The Pride of the Yankees (1942)
"I've just launched Gerald." Woman of the Year (1942)
"Well, the Yanks are coming, the Yanks are coming...." Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
"To the gallant officers and men of the silent service, to our submarines now on war patrol in hostile waters. Good luck and good hunting." Destination Tokyo (1943)
"That’s my girl, and that’s my boy." A Guy Named Joe (1943)
"You see, Marcus. The ending is only the beginning." The Human Comedy (1943)
"And then one day when our first-born son was put into his arms, he could see that the boy had inherited his own eyes as they once were - large, brilliant, and black." Jane Eyre (1943)
"He said he wanted his wife to get this letter, didn't he? He said there was nobody to look after the kids, didn't he?" The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
"You are now in heaven and on earth. Your life begins, oh Bernadette." The Song of Bernadette (1943)
"Everybody dance!" Stormy Weather (1943)
"I’m not a cabdriver. I’m a coffeepot." Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
- "You know why you couldn’t figure this one, Keyes? I’ll tell you. The guy you were looking for was too close. He was right across the desk from you."
- "Closer than that, Walter."
- "I love you, too."
Double Indemnity (1944)
- "I knew the Marines could do almost anything, but I never knew they could do anything like this."
- "You've got no idea."
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
"This is the end! The absolute end!" Lady in the Dark (1944)
"Good-bye, Laura. Good-bye, my love." Laura (1944)
"I can’t believe it. Right here where we live. Right here in St. Louis." Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
- "Hey, Slim. Are you still happy?"
- "What do you think?"
To Have and Have Not (1944)
"Well, I've had a narrow escape. She might have been my mother-in-law." The Uninvited (1944)
"Sure, forgive your enemies, but first get even." Blood on the Sun (1945)
"But one thing I don't have to wonder about; I know. Someday a car will stop to pick me up that I never thumbed. Yes, fate or some mysterious force can put the finger on you or me for no good reason at all." Detour (1945)
"Elizabeth, I just had the craziest dream. You know, if you saw it in the movies, you'd never believe it." The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
"I'm going to be baptized!" Life with Father (1945)
"My mind was hanging outside the window. It was suspended just about eighteen inches below. And out there in that great big concrete jungle, I wonder how many others that are like me. Poor bedeviled guys on fire with thirst. Such comical figures to the rest of the world as they stagger blindly towards another binge, another bender, another spree." The Lost Weekend (1945)
"See that those others are released. We need some fresh air in here. Looks like a nice morning. You can go now. We'll call you when we want you. You know, Mrs. Beragon, there are times when I regret being a police officer." Mildred Pierce (1945)
"1-8-9...Dr. Parry...Come...It's I, Helen." The Spiral Staircase (1945)
"You know what it'll be, don't you, Peggy? It may take us years to get anywhere. We'll have no money, no decent place to live. We'll have to work - get kicked around." The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
- "What's wrong with you?"
- "Nothing you can't fix."
The Big Sleep (1946)
"To you who double-crossed me, I leave this dollar for your trouble. The rest of the dough I leave to the worms." Decoy (1946)
"Oh, thank you, Inspector. I don't think I could have done it entirely without Mr. Holmes' help, you know." Dressed to Kill (1946)
- "I had to do it, Lewt. I had to do it."
- "Of course you did. Let me hold ya."
- "Just hold me. Hold me once more."
- "Little bob-cat."
Duel in the Sun (1946)
- "Look, Daddy. Teacher says, every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings."
- "That's right, that's right. Attaboy, Clarence."
It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
"Ma'am, I sure like that name – Clementine." My Darling Clementine (1946)
"Alex, will you come in, please? I wish to talk to you." Notorious (1946)
"Father, you were right. It all works out. I guess God knows more about these things than we do. Somehow or other, Cora paid for Nick's life with hers. And now I'm going to. Father, would you send up a prayer for me and Cora, and if you could find it in your heart, make it that we're together, wherever it is?" The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
"I think this is our dance, Mother." To Each His Own (1946)
- "You remind me of a man."
- "What man?"
- "The man with the power."
- "What power?"
- "The power of Hoodoo."
- "Who do?"
- "You do."
- "Do what?"
- "Remind me of a man."
- "What man?"
- "The man with the power."
- "What power?"
- "Give up?"
- "Give up. Let's go."
The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
"You see what I mean? I could write a book." The Egg and I (1947)
"But I don't want a better man, Sebastian. I just want you." Escape Me Never (1947)
"Now we're starting out with exactly an even nothing in the world. It's neater that way." The Hucksters (1947)
- "Oh no, it can't be. It must have been left here by the people that moved out."
- "Maybe. Maybe I didn't do such a wonderful thing after all."
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
"Allow me to introduce myself. I'm the Invisible Man." Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
"His name will live as long as there is a ball, a bat, and a boy." The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
"He's all right, Dad! He's coming back to us." Key Largo (1948)
"Well, everybody is somebody's fool. The only way to stay out of trouble is to grow old, so I guess I'll concentrate on that. Maybe I'll live so long that I'll forget her. Maybe I'll die trying." The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
"There are eight million stories in the naked city. This has been one of them." The Naked City (1948)
"What do you want, a happy ending?" The Paleface (1948)
- "When we get back to the ranch, I want ya to change the brand. It'll be like this, the Red River 'D' and we'll add an 'M' to it. You don't mind that, do ya?"
- "No."
- "You've earned it."
Red River (1948)
- "Julian?"
- "Yes, my darling?"
- "Take off the red shoes."
The Red Shoes (1948)
- "Tell you what. You can keep my share of what the burros and the hides'll bring if you use the money to buy a ticket to Dallas. See Cody's widow. Better than writin'. And besides, it's July and the fruit harvest. How about it?"
- "It's a deal."
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
- "Vive la difference."
- "Which means?"
- "Which means, ‘Hurray for that little difference.'"
Adam's Rib (1949)
"My dear friend, there's a little bit of Don Juan in every man, but since I am Don Juan, there must be more of it in me." The Adventures of Don Juan (1949)
"Could have been whole world - Willie Stark. The whole world - Willie Stark. Why does he do it to me - Willie Stark? Why?" All the King's Men (1949)
"One, two, three, four, one, two, three, four..." Battleground (1949)
"He was a credit to the fight game, to the very end." Champion (1949)
"Catherine! Catherine! Catherine!" The Heiress (1949)
"Psychologically, I'm very confused, but personally I feel just wonderful." In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
"My memoirs. My memoirs. My memoirs. My memoirs." Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
"Anything can happen if you live with my friend Irma." My Friend Irma (1949)
"His strength will never die, Saul. Men will tell his story for a thousand years." Samson and Delilah (1949)
"All right! Saddle up! Let's get back in the war!" Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
"Little old girl. I'm gonna miss you but I gotta do it this way. I'll send for both of you when I can. No matter how long it takes. I've gotta see that kid. He's lucky. He'll have you to keep him squared around. I Love You. Bowie. Bowie." They Live By Night (1949)
"Haven't got a sensible name, Calloway." The Third Man (1949)
"Made it, Ma! Top of the world...He finally got to the top of the world. And it blew right up in his face." White Heat (1949)


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