“Don’t you think that everyone looks back on their childhood with a certain amount of bitterness and regret about something?” – Katharine Hepburn as Ethel
“You and your whole lousy generation believes the way it was for you is the way it’s got to be. And not until your whole generation has lain down and died will the dead weight of you be off our backs!” – Sidney Poitier as John Prentice
While Hepburn plays the refined and intelligent woman, Bogart plays the hard-living sailor.
This film would be the last film of Stewart’s before he left for war. With World War II breaking out Stewart had enlisted and was commissioned as a second Lieutenant in January 1942.