“When you love someone you have to be careful with it, you might never get it again.” – Jake Gyllenhaal as Edward Sheffield
A unique example of film noir colliding with a more straightforward melodrama.
“Why not, we’re buried, ain’t we? Only thing is, we ain’t dead.” – Burt Lancaster as Joe Collins
“What did Alec say about me?” – Michael Redgrave as David Graham
“I’d hate to take a bite outta you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.” – Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker
“What did you want me to do? Be reasonable. You didn’t expect me to give myself up… ‘It’s a far, far better thing that I do.’ The old limelight. The fall of the curtain. Oh, Holly, you and I aren’t heroes. The world doesn’t make any heroes outside of your stories.” – Orson Welles as Harry Lime