Day 17 of Noirvember: Words and Pictures
A picture, they say, is worth a thousand words.
But what about words AND pictures?
Today’s Noirvember post serves up some memorable noir quotes and some equally memorable visuals. Enjoy!
“You know, this’ll be the first time I’ve ever killed anyone I knew so little and liked so well.” Claire Trevor in Murder, My Sweet (1944)
“I just wanna be somebody.” — Richard Widmark in Night and the City (1950)
“I know the things I want, and I know how to get it.” — Carole Landis in I Wake Up Screaming (1942)
“Occasionally I always drink too much.” — Richard Erdman in Cry Danger (1951)
“Do you always go around leaving your fingerprints on a girl’s shoulder? Not that I mind, particularly — you’ve got nice, strong hands.” — Rhonda Fleming in Out of the Past (1947)
“I don’t think I’ll have to kill her. Just slap that pretty face into hamburger meat, that’s all.” Sterling Hayden in The Killing (1956)
“I’d like to say I didn’t intend to kill her. But when you have a gun, you always intend to if you have to.” — Barbara Stanwyck in The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
“Bourbon, straight. With a bourbon chaser.” — William Bendix in The Blue Dahlia (1946)
“I said I liked it. I didn’t say I wanted to kiss it.” — Gloria Grahame in In a Lonely Place (1950)
“I thought you knew all the answers. I thought you was a wise guy from way back.” — Edward G. Robinson in Key Largo (1948)
Join me tomorrow for Day 18 of Noirvember!