Paul Newman nailed his performance in this movie, but it wasn’t supposed to be him in the starring role. Tragedy in Hollywood led to one of the big breaks in Newman’s early career.
“I’d hate to take a bite outta you. You’re a cookie full of arsenic.” – Burt Lancaster as J.J. Hunsecker
“You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.” – Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp
“I like to think of life as a limousine. Though we are all riding together, we must remember our places. There’s a front seat and a back seat and a window in between.” – John Williams as Thomas Fairchild
“Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself slightly killed.” – Cary Grant as Roger Thornhill
“More isn’t always better, Linus. Sometimes it’s just more.” – Julia Ormond as Sabrina Fairchild