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Beyond the Forest (1949) Poster

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Rosa Moline: What a dump!

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Jenny: You want that Chicken a la King business served on toast?

Rosa Moline: Well I showed you the picture in the magazine, didn't I?

Jenny: How could I tell if there was toast under all that goo?

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Rosa Moline: If I don't get out of here I'll die. If I don't get out of here I hope I die and burn.

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Neil Latimer: You're terrific.

Rosa Moline: [Sexily] You said that the first time, too.

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Mildred Sorren: The funny thing, even when we were in high school,, Rosa was always different from everybody else. Even the way she walked. Like she was someone special. It's hard on Rose being tied to a town like this.

Edith Williams: [Cynically] Hmph. It's hard on the town.

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Rosa Moline: I'm going to have a baby.

Doctor Louis Moline: Aren't you glad?

Rosa Moline: Not glad and not not glad.

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Neil Latimer: [Taking Rosa in his arms] Rosa, you're terrific. I'm crazy about you. You had my number all along. You're what I do need. Someone I can always be myself with. Not putting on an act. A society act like that dame I was soft in the head about. You remember what you said about her? A book with nothing on her pages? Well, there was something on them, all right. Lies. Nice, ladylike lies. But I'll show them. I'll doll you up, Rosa. Hang diamonds on you like a Christmas tree. And then I'm going to trot you out and say, "Look, this is the kind of a woman I want. A woman with guts." And you can wipe your feet on them all.

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Carol Lawson: Hello. We meet again. My name's Carol, Moose's daughter.

Rosa Moline: [Stunned] Moose's daughter? Carol Lawson. Well, this is something. Something pretty wonderful, I think. Why did you keep her a secret so long, Moose?

Carol Lawson: It's no secret. I always knew I had a real father somewhere.

Moose: I ran away and left her. Imagine that.

Carol Lawson: And by the time he started to look for us again, my mother had divorced him and remarried. And now that I've found him, that's all that matters.

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Moose: [after Rosa shoots a porcupine out of a tree] A fat lot of good that did you.

Rosa Moline: [Sets the rifle down] I don't like porkies. They irritate me.

Moose: You don't like life.

Rosa Moline: Life in Loyalton is like sitting in the funeral parlor and waiting for the funeral to begin. No, not sitting. Lying in a coffin and waiting for them to carry you out.

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Moose: You're somethin' for the birds, Rosa, somethin' for the birds.

Rosa Moline: And you're somethin' to make the corn grow tall!

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Jenny: Mrs. Moline, let's not start calling each other names. I got some fancy ones saved up just achin' to be used.

Rosa Moline: You get out of this house! No red Indian is gonna talk to me like that in my own house!

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Neil Latimer: [laughs] How did you know I was coming?

Rosa Moline: Well, sending a telegram to Moose is not exactly the best way to keep a secret... in a small town.

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Neil Latimer: What's your game, Rosa? What do you want?

Rosa Moline: You.

Neil Latimer: You're a married woman.

Rosa Moline: You didn't make those millions by having scruples.

Neil Latimer: I just don't want your husband taking a pot-shot at me.

Rosa Moline: [laughs] Louis? He couldn't hit the side of a barn. I'm the shot of the family.

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Rosa Moline: You could get me out.

Neil Latimer: Sure I could. But why should I?

Rosa Moline: I'm the kind of woman you need.

Neil Latimer: Rosa, you're a scream. Don't you know that half the society dames in Chicago trot their daughters out for my inspection? Like fillies at a racetrack. Girls with beauty, breeding, accomplishments. Girls who 've been places. Speak languages.

Rosa Moline: [Indignant] Not yours.

Neil Latimer: Maybe I want to learn theirs.

Rosa Moline: You can't teach an old dog new tricks. I want you to marry me.

[He laughs at her and then she slaps him. They kiss passionately]

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Rosa Moline: I don't want people to like me. Nothing pleases me more than when they don't like me. It means I don't belong.

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Doctor Louis Moline: Rosa, why do you torment yourself like this?

Rosa Moline: 'Cause it makes me feel alive.

Doctor Louis Moline: To hate everything so?

Rosa Moline: It keeps me from being soft and forgetting about all the things I really want.

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Doctor Louis Moline: [to Rosa] I'm afraid you're not a very good gardener. You seem bent on destroying the flowers and cultivating the weeds. Give yourself a chance, Rosa. If a man whipped a dog like you whip yourself, you'd land in jail.

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Rosa Moline: After all the things you said.

Neil Latimer: You had me in a spin. I would've said anything. I'm sorry.

Rosa Moline: You're sorry. What good does that do me? I left Louis for good.

Neil Latimer: You just walked out without knowing how things were with me?

Rosa Moline: I know how things were when you left!

[They kiss passionately]

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Rosa Moline: [to Neil] I came here dragging myself on my hands and knees with no pride. Me! Rosa Moline! And you don't want me. I'm not good enough. You taught me my place all right.

[She slams the car door in his face]

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Rosa Moline: [Walking mindlessly in the rain without an umbrella] I told him all right. I walked out on him. Him and his millions. Any other woman would have taken the money. But I'm not just any woman. I'm Rosa Moline!

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Rosa Moline: All these trees standing here feeling so talk and so strong. And then someone omes along and says, "it's your turn." And they get the mark of death on them. I wonder if they know?...

Doctor Louis Moline: People don't, at least most people don't. It's not always death, though. Sometimes it's a disability or an ordeal of some sort.

Rosa Moline: See any mark on me?

Doctor Louis Moline: Rosa... Of course not.

Rosa Moline: Don't you see it, Louis?

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Rosa Moline: What makes you think you can play God?

Moose: I'm not playing God exactly... but I'm on his side.

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Rosa Moline: [to Louis, while sick in bed] You did this to me. I know you did. You're trying to punish me for all the things I've done. I'm gonna fool you. I'm gonna live!

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Doctor Louis Moline: With you and Carol could be friends. She'd be good for you.

Rosa Moline: I'm afraid I've never had much luck being friends with women.

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Rosa Moline: [to Louis] Why should I lie here in this dump when I could have the best of everything? The best that money could buy? Everything deluxe?

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Rosa Moline: [to Louis] You really hate me, don't you? You finally got the guts to hate me. Well, congratulations. It'll make a new man of you.

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