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1950s



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Greatest Last Film Lines
1950s
Famous Last Line Film Title
- "How shall I make out the report on him, Captain?"
- "Better make it 'dead on arrival'."
D.O.A. (1950)
"Nothing's really changed, has it? You know what they say: ‘My son's my son till he gets him a wife, but my daughter's my daughter all of her life.' All of our life." The Father of the Bride (1950)
"And that is how I remember them, my mother and my sister. Good-bye." The Glass Menagerie (1950)
"Well, thank you, Harvey. I prefer you, too." Harvey (1950)
"I lived a few weeks while you loved me. Good-bye, Dix." In a Lonely Place (1950)
"No, I'm grateful to you. Because, thanks to you, I think I will be able to keep my faith in men." Rashomon (1950, Jp.)
"…You see, this is my life. It always will be! There's nothing else - just us - and the cameras - and those wonderful people out there in the dark. All right, Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up." Sunset Boulevard (1950)
"How'd you like to make yourself a thousand dollars a day, Mr. Boot? I'm a thousand-dollar-a-day newspaperman. You can have me for nothing." Ace in the Hole (1951) (aka The Big Carnival)
"By golly, I'm the richest man in six counties." Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
"...Now, we do not pretend to have achieved perfection, but we do have a system, and it works. I came here to give you these facts. It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you." The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
"Stanley Banks, my grandchild. My first grandchild." Father's Little Dividend (1951)
"For the future record, all orders are right away." Flying Leathernecks (1951)
(voice-over) "Scrooge was better than his word. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. And to Tiny Tim who lived and got well again, he became a second father. And it was always said that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us. And so, as Tiny Tim observed, 'God Bless Us - Everyone.'" Scrooge (1951, UK) (aka A Christmas Carol)
"Hey, Stella! Hey, Stella!" A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
"Everyone of you listening to my voice, tell the world. Tell this to everybody, wherever they are. Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking. Keep watching the skies." The Thing (From Another World) (1951)
"It's good to be home." Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)
"That's all, ladies and gentlemen, that's all. Come again to the greatest show on Earth. Bring the children. Bring the old folks. You can shake the sawdust off your feet but you can't shake it out of your heart. Come again, folks. The greatest show on Earth. Come again." The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
"And take you right down with me, Shorty." Pat and Mike (1952)
"No patty fingers, if you please. The proprieties at all times. Hold on to your hats." The Quiet Man (1952)
"Ladies and Gentlemen. Stop that girl. That girl running up the aisle - stop her. That's the girl whose voice you heard and loved tonight. She's the real star of the picture. Kathy Selden." Singin' in the Rain (1952)
"Yes, he's in the mountains." Viva Zapata! (1952)
"Tony... May we say something?" (followed by the singing of That's Entertainment) The Band Wagon (1953)
"Keep the coffee hot, Hugo." The Big Heat (1953)
"Robert E. Lee Prewitt. Isn't that a silly old name?" From Here to Eternity (1953)
"Remember, honey, on your wedding day, it's all right to say 'yes'." (last spoken line) Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
"As some of you might know, Major Miller is not with us today. But in his absence we shall do this program exactly as he had planned it...This tune should be a familiar one. Especially to the members of Major Miller's family across the ocean who are listening." The Glenn Miller Story (1953)
"Gentlemen, to our wives." How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
"This was the noblest Roman of them all. All the conspirators, save only he, did what they did in envy of great Caesar. He only, in a general honest thought, and common good to all, made one of them. His life was gentle, and the elements so mixed in him that nature might stand up and say to all the world: 'This was a man.'" Julius Caesar (1953)
"Pa's got things for you to do, and Mother wants you. I know she does. Shane. Shane! Come back! 'Bye, Shane." Shane (1953)
"Maybe he just wanted to steal our wire cutters. Did ya ever think of that?" Stalag 17 (1953)
(off-screen) "Thus, on April the 15th, 1912, at 0220 hours, as the passengers and crew sang a Welsh hymn, R.M.S. Titanic passed from the British Registry. 712 people in 19 lifeboats survived." Titanic (1953)
"After all that men could do had failed, the Martians were destroyed and humanity saved by the littlest things which God in his wisdom had put upon the Earth." The War of the Worlds (1953)
"Every one of you monkeys is down in my book, and every stick of damage around here will be paid for. You've got ten minutes to clear out. Just stick your nose back in this county, any of ya, and you'll never see daylight again as long as you live. Now git." The Wild One (1953)
"You shouldna be too surprised. I told ya, if you love someone deeply enough, anything is possible. Even - miracles?"
Brigadoon (1954)
"I know, we eat, we sleep, we rest, and soon we be all better again." The Far Country (1954)
"Yup. The end of a way of life. Too bad. It's a good way. Wagons forward! Yo!" Hondo (1954)
"Where are you guys going? Wait a minute? I'll remember this! I'll remember everyone of ya! I'll be back; don't you forget that. I'll be back." On the Waterfront (1954)
"I now pronounce you men and wives." Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
"Hello, everybody. This is Mrs. Norman Maine." A Star is Born (1954)
"Merry Christmas!" White Christmas (1954)
- "What's all the excitement? What happened?"
- "A shooting."
- "Thought it was something. First time the Streamliner's stopped here in four years."
- "Second time."
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
"I did see her. I know I saw her." Les Diaboliques (1955, Fr.)
"You'll also realize that it's a story full of hope, hope for many who are living and suffering in a half-world of addiction to alcohol, hope for all people wherever and whoever they are. So this is your life, Lillian Roth." I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
(voice-over) "I often think that healing is man's salvation, and I envy your ability to help. You deal with suffering, but you can do something about it. I can only stand and watch. We have not missed, you and I. We have not missed that many-splendored thing." Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
"Hello...Hello, Clara?" Marty (1955)
"Captain, it is I, Ensign Pulver, and I just threw your stinking palm tree overboard. Now, what's all this crud about no movie tonight?" Mister Roberts (1955)
"They abide and they endure." The Night of the Hunter (1955)
"So this is where you live. Oh, Mother will love it up here." To Catch a Thief (1955)
"If you had been a member of the jury, how would you have voted? Guilty or innocent?" (narrator) Abandon Ship! (1956)
"I loved you, Julie. Know that. I loved you." Carousel (1956)
(singing) "The real king is on the throne, Jean is my very own, and life couldn't possibly, not even probably, life couldn't possibly better be!" The Court Jester (1956)
"You want to know something, Leslie? If I live to be ninety, I'm never going to figure you out." Giant (1956)
"End of story." High Society (1956)
"Look, you fools. You're in danger. Can't you see? They're after you. They're after all of us. Our wives, our children, everyone. They're here already. YOU'RE NEXT!" (End of original film before addition of epilogue) Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
"Man is a feeling creature, and because of it the greatest in the universe. He learned too late for himself that men have to find their own way, to make their own mistakes. There can't be any gift of perfection from outside ourselves. When men seek such perfection they find only death, fire, loss, disillusionment and the end of everything that's gone forward. Men have always sought an end to our misery but it can't be given, it has to be achieved. There is hope, but it has to come from inside, from Man himself." It Conquered the World (1956)
"We're sorry we were late, but we had to pick up our son Hank." The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
"The drama's done. All are departed away. The great shroud of the sea rolls over the Pequod, her crew, and Moby Dick. I only am escaped, alone, to tell thee." Moby Dick (1956)
"Rain!" The Rainmaker (1956)
"Let's go home, Debbie." The Searchers (1956)
"You with your visions and dreams." The Seventh Seal (1956, Sw.)
"About one thing you were correct. The wife did always keep her affection for the boy, somewhere in her heart." Tea and Sympathy (1956)
"Little story now concluded. But history of world unfinished. Lovely ladies, kind gentlemen, go home to ponder. What was true at beginning remains true. Pain make man think, thought make man wise, and wisdom make life endurable. So, may August moon bring gentle sleep. Sayonara." Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
"Go – proclaim liberty throughout all the lands, and to all the inhabitants thereof." The Ten Commandments (1956)
- "Why didn't you tell me? If it had to happen to one of us, why did it have to be you?"
- "It was nobody's fault but my own. I-I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there. Oh, darling, don't, don't worry, darling. If you can paint, I can walk. Anything can happen. Don't you think?"
- "Yes, darling, yes. Yes, yes, yes."
An Affair to Remember (1957)
"Madness. Madness." The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
"The lobsters are back!" High Tide at Noon (1957)
"And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears locked away and in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God there is no zero. I STILL EXIST!" The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
"Well, give the men a few minutes more, sergeant." Paths of Glory (1957)
"We finally discovered that season of love. It is only found in someone else's heart. Right now, someone you know is looking everywhere for it - and it's in you." Peyton Place (1957)
- "Major, the big brass are going to yell their heads off about this, and the Japanese aren't going to like it much either. Have you got anything to say to them, sir?"
- "Tell ‘em we said, 'Sayonara'."
Sayonara (1957)
- "We could have had such a good time together."
- "Yes, isn't it pretty to think so?"
The Sun Also Rises (1957)
"I'd rather be dead than living with you. For all the things you've done, J.J., I know I should hate you. But I don't. I pity you." Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
"Dear Dr. Luther. Do you remember what today is? It's the second anniversary of that day in your office, and still no more Eve White, and no more Eve Black. That's why we decided it was safe at last to have Bonnie with us. And so here we all are: Earl, and Bonnie, and me, going home, together." The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
- "What's your name?"
- "Davis."
- "My name's McCardle. Well, so long."
- "So long."
Twelve Angry Men (1957)
"Why is it always, always so costly for Man to move from the present to the future?" 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)
"Sir Wilfrid – you've forgotten your brandy." Witness For the Prosecution (1957)
"Oh, what times we're going to have! What vistas we're going to explore together! We'll spend a day at an ancient Hindu temple. The head monk there is a very good friend of Auntie Mame's, and perhaps he'll let you ring the temple bells that bring the monks to prayer. And there on the highest tower, on a clear day, you can see the Taj Mahal and beyond that the beautiful city..." Auntie Mame (1958)
- "Who's to say what magic is? Oh, Gill, don't you want to stop crying now?"
- "I don't think I can. I'm only human."
Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)
"Yeah, as long as the Arctic stays cold." The Blob (1958)
- "When a man loses everything else, he still has the sea. This deck is the only country we have."
- "This is all the country I want."
The Buccaneer (1958)
"Thank heaven." Gigi (1958)
"They're coming for me now, and then they'll come for you!" House on Haunted Hill (1958)
"What are you crying about, Anna? Don't cry, Anna. I love you. Everything will be all right. You'll like being married. You will. You'll see." Indiscreet (1958)
"Dear Mr. Montgomery: There isn't much I can say with words; they always fail me when most needed. But please know that with all my heart I appreciate everything you've done for me. Sincerely, Barbara." I Want to Live! (1958)
"Like hell I would." The Last Hurrah (1958)
"The old man was dreaming about the lions." The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
"You have seen this incident based on sworn testimony. Can you prove that it didn't happen? Perhaps on your way home, someone will pass you in the dark, and you will never know it, for they will be from outer space. Many scientists believe that another world is watching us this moment. We once laughed at the horseless carriage, the aeroplane, the telephone, the electric light, vitamins, radio, and even television! And now some of us laugh at outer space. God help us... in the future." Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958)
- "Well done, Baronni. I know you will be as good a sailor as you are a genie."
- "I shall try, Captain. I shall try."
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
"Mountain people. Wild-blooded, death-foolish. Yeah, that was Doolin, alright. He was a real stampeder." Thunder Road (1958)
"He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?...Adios!" Touch of Evil (1958)
"God have mercy." Vertigo (1958)
"Prepare a funeral for a Viking." The Vikings (1958)
"And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand." Ben-Hur (1959)
- (voice-over) "In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart."
- "She puts me to shame."
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
"Honest to goodness, it's the absolute ultimate." Gidget (1959)
"If you look in this place tomorrow, and it's gone, you mustn't be sad, because you know it still exists, not very far away." Green Mansions (1959)
- "Come along, Mrs. Thornhill."
- "Oh Roger, this is silly."
- "I know, but I'm sentimental."
North by Northwest (1959)
"God, God forgive us, Peter, I think I'll have that cup of tea now." On the Beach (1959)
"Oh, Jeanne, what a strange way I had to take to meet you!" Pickpocket (1959)
"God help us in the future." Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)
"Darling, you're crying. I believe you're really sentimental after all." Room at the Top (1959)
"For his anger is but for a moment, but his love is forever. Weeping may tarry for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Solomon and Sheba (1959)
"Well, nobody's perfect." Some Like it Hot (1959)
"She's here, Doctor. Miss Catherine's here." Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
"In front of God and everybody this time?" A Summer Place (1959)
"Ladies and gentlemen, just a word of warning. If any of you are not convinced that you have a tingler of your own, the next time you're frightened in the dark, don't scream." The Tingler (1959)


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