This movie is considered to be the first significant American films about World War II to be released after the end of the war.
“…there’s something on everybody. Man is conceived in sin and born in corruption.” – Broderick Crawford as Willie Stark
Another good example of late 1940s film noir.
“Oh, Miss Higgins! You’re the prettiest manager in baseball.” – Gene Kelly as Eddie O’Brien
“Never apologize. It’s a sign of weakness.” – John Wayne as Captain Nathan Brittles
“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
“It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms.” – Dennis Price as Louis Mazzini
“I’m not trying to tell you not to be afraid. Fear is normal. But stop worrying about it and about yourselves. Stop making plans. Forget about going home. Consider yourselves already dead. Once you accept that idea, it won’t be so tough.” – Gregory Peck as General Frank Savage