Favourite Last Lines

An ongoing collection of some moving, some funny, all memorable movie closing lines.
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1.
The Thing from Another World (1951)
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Scientists and American Air Force officials fend off a blood-thirsty alien organism while at a remote arctic outpost. (87 mins.)
Director: Christian Nyby
“ Ned "Scotty" Scott: "Watch the skies, everywhere! Keep looking. Keep watching the skies!" ” - misspaddylee
 
2.
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
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At the turn of the century in a Welsh mining village, the Morgans, he stern, she gentle, raise coal-mining sons and hope their youngest will find a better life. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Huw Morgan: [narrating] "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." ” - misspaddylee
 
3.
Green for Danger (1947)
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After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate. (91 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
“ Inspector Cockrill: "In view of my failure - correction, comparative failure - I feel that I have no alternative but to offer you, sir, my resignation, in the sincere hope that you will not accept it. Full stop." ” - misspaddylee
 
4.
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
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The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. (104 mins.)
Director: Don Chaffey
“ Zeus: "For the moment, let them enjoy a calm sea, a fresh breeze and each other. The girl is pretty and I am always sentimental. But for Jason, there are other adventures. I have not finished with Jason. Let us continue the game another day." ” - misspaddylee
 
5.
King Kong (1933)
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition. (100 mins.)
“ Carl Denham: "Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast." ” - misspaddylee
 
6.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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A magical nanny helps bring the two children she's in charge of closer to their father through songs and magical adventures. (139 mins.)
“ Bert: "Goodbye, Mary Poppins, don't stay away too long." ” - misspaddylee
 
7.
Lassie Come Home (1943)
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After her destitute family is forced to sell her, a collie named Lassie escapes from her new owner and begins the long trek from Scotland to her Yorkshire home. (89 mins.)
Director: Fred M. Wilcox
“ Joe Carraclough: "Ye're my Lassie come home." ” - misspaddylee
 
8.
Shane (1953)
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A weary gunfighter attempts to settle down with a homestead family, but a smoldering settler/rancher conflict forces him to act. (118 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
“ Joey: "Shane! Come back!" ” - misspaddylee
 
9.
Little Caesar (1931)
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A small-time criminal moves to a big city to seek bigger fortune. (79 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ Caesar Enrico Bandello: "Mother of Mercy! Is this the end of Rico?" ” - misspaddylee
 
10.
The Front Page (1931)
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An investigative reporter sees an opportunity for the story of a lifetime when an accused murderer escapes hanging. (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ Walter Burns: "The son of a..."
[Walter's elbow conveniently hits a typewriter keyboard]
Walter Burns: "...stole my watch!" ” - misspaddylee
 
11.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Norma Desmond: [to newsreel camera] "And I promise you I'll never desert you again because after 'Salome' we'll make another picture and another picture. You see, this is my life! It always will be! Nothing else! Just us, the cameras, and those wonderful people out there in the dark!... All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." ” - misspaddylee
 
12.
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
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A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about life, which gives him a rude awakening. (90 mins.)
Director: Preston Sturges
“ John L. Sullivan: "There's a lot to be said for making people laugh. Did you know that that's all some people have? It isn't much, but it's better than nothing in this cockeyed caravan." ” - misspaddylee
 
13.
Mister Roberts (1955)
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Comedy-drama about life on a not particularly important ship of the US Navy during WW2. (123 mins.)
“ Frank Thurlowe Pulver: "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?" ” - misspaddylee
 
14.
The Searchers (1956)
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A Civil War veteran embarks on a journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe. (119 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Ethan Edwards: "Let's go home, Debbie." ” - misspaddylee
 
15.
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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An alien lands and tells the people of Earth that they must live peacefully or be destroyed as a danger to other planets. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Klaatu: "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." ” - misspaddylee