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
“You must make your own life amongst the living and, whether you meet fair winds or foul, find your own way to harbor in the end.” – Rex Harrison as Captain Daniel Gregg
“They’re persistent traitors to everything this country stands for, and you have to fight them, not just for the Jews, but for everything this country stands for.” – Gregory Peck as Philip Green
“I’ve been searching for a town like this for years. You know, when I got off that train this morning, I said to myself “This is it.”” – Jimmy Stewart as Rip Smith
For over 60 years the film has remained a staple of the holiday season. Now it holds a place in the history of American film as one of the most recognized and watched movies. I would encourage you to see this one with the whole family.