Day Seven of Noirvember: Words from the Men of Noir

I’ve always remembered the quote from William Bendix’s character in “The Glass Key”. Alan Ladd’s attempted escape by setting the mattress on fire is just as memorable! 😀 Great post!


“I’ve got just the place for me and you.”

There’s nothing like the language of film noir. I could sit and listen to it all day.

Today’s Noirvember post celebrates the unique, distinctive dialogue that lives in the shadowy world of the film noir — from the mouths of the men.

“I’ve got just the place for me and you. A little room upstairs that’s too small for you to fall down in. I can bounce you around off the walls – that way we won’t be wasting a lot of time while you get up off the floor.” William Bendix in The Glass Key (1942)

“The next time you must indulge your hot, Spanish passion for dramatics, put on a uniform with polished boots and stomp around your wife’s bedchamber. Do not attempt brilliant decisions.” Luther Adler in Cornered (1945)

“You musta studied to get that stupid.”

“Don’t you…

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