“I am not putting the knock on dolls. It’s just that they are something to have around only when they come in handy… like cough drops.” – Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson
“You’ll be seeing me. You’ll be seeing me. Everytime you bed down for the night, you’ll look back to the darkness and wonder if I’m there. And some night, I will be. You’ll be seeing me!” – Jimmy Stewart as Glyn McLyntock
“I don’t need other people. I don’t need help. I can take care of me.” – Jimmy Stewart as Jeff Webster
While this film is considered one of the weakest Best Picture winners, it is also another example of Stewart’s skill.
“You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am, let’s face it. It was you, Charley.” – Marlon Brando as Terry Malloy
“I knew Santino was going to have to go through all this and Fredo… well, Fredo was… But I, I never wanted this for you. I work my whole life, I don’t apologize, to take care of my family. And I refused to be a fool dancing on the strings held by all of those big shots. That’s my life, I don’t apologize for that. But I always thought that when it was your time, that you would be the one to hold the strings.” – Marlon Brando as Don Corleone
Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne, together in a John Ford film. There isn’t much more to ask for.
The fifth and final Western that Mann would work on together, and a wonderful film.