The Red House (1947)
Nath Storm: She's like an ornery heifer sometimes, hard to hold down.
Nath Storm: Sometimes it seems the more I know about women the less I know about women.
Pete Morgan: You know when I was a young man and in love, Sunday was a good day for swooning.
Pete Morgan: The truth shouldn't scare anybody, man or boy.
Nath Storm: You do more than talk things over, you come back here a bride. We don't want any dead ducks in the family.
Pete Morgan: Don't put such a high price on courage, it's an over-rated virtue.
Pete Morgan: Sometimes we figure too much son, the wrong things. Things that can never be figured. Then it's bad, bad for everyone.
Nath Storm: I like the ground around here and I'd just as soon keep my feet on it.
Ellen Morgan: Do you think there's a man on earth without something to conceal.
Nath Storm: Go and stick your head under a faucet and cool off Tibby.
Pete Morgan: Whatever happines I get I've got to find while I live.
Ellen Morgan: You can get happiness by giving it.
Nath Storm: She's sleeping awfully sound... she's dead.
Nath Storm: Look, mom, why don't you close the store and marry Don Brent?
Nath Storm: There's some connection between Pete's red house and whoever hit me.
Tibby Renton: You're on my time now, or had you forgotten we had a date to go swimming this afternoon.
Pete Morgan: There's one thing you gotta do for me, stay outta those woods.
Nath Storm: I don't care what Pete said, I wish we were prowling in the woods today.
Tibby Renton: I wanna clear out these hills when I get married.
Nath Storm: Since when?
Tibby Renton: Since now.
Ellen Morgan: Meg needs to be with young people like Nath. You can't condemn her to loneliness.
Pete Morgan: As long as the Red House stands in the quarry my whole life is Meg's and her whole life is mine.
Tibby Renton: Hi, what you got on your mind... me?
Teller: I couldn't get you otta my mind baby.
Tibby Renton: That's the way I was made too.
Pete Morgan: You defied the woods and you were hurt. She defied them, and now she's dead.
Meg Mogan: Then you did kill her?
Pete Morgan: No, it was an accident, I was just trying to keep her quiet.
Pete Morgan: I picked up the whip and beat him till he wasn't handsome anymore, till he was dead, finished.
Nath Storm: I thought I better finish what Ellen set out to do sweetheart. I set fire to the red house. Looking forwards is much better than looking back.
Nath Storm: Tibby, you've got Meg all wrong, didn't she ask you out to spend the day and have dinner?
Tibby Renton: Yeah, but why?
Nath Storm: Can't anybody do anything without you figuring they've got an angle?
Tibby Renton: I'VE always got an angle...
Teller: [ogling her] You're growing up, Tibby. You're almost a woman.
Tibby Renton: Almost? I'm woman enough already.
Teller: [laughs] I wouldn't say that.
Tibby Renton: Oh, what do you know about anything? You never got past the ninth grade.
Teller: [suggestively] I'm doin' plenty of things... things they don't teach in school.
Teller: [to Tibby] You can fool aroud with pretty boy Storm as much as you like, but when you decid on a real man, you come to me.