Greatest Movie Last Lines and Final Quotes 1957 - 1972

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These are many of the best-known curtain call lines, fade-outs, and final words of dialogue in cinematic history - the last lingering words heard before the title ?The End.? In quite a few cases, the memorable final lines are also some of the greatest lines in film history. They often reveal a vital truth about the film, cap off a comedy with a punchline, or help to define what the film was all about. The last phrases or words often help to set a mood or tone as the film concludes, or they can be great one-liners. 

Famous Last Line

Film Title

?Madness. Madness.?

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

?The lobsters are back!?

High Tide at Noon (1957)

?And I felt my body dwindling, melting, becoming nothing. My fears locked away and in their place came acceptance. All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God there is no zero. I still exist.?

The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

?Well, give the men a few minutes more, sergeant.?

Paths of Glory (1957)

?We finally discovered that season of love. It is only found in someone else's heart. Right now, someone you know is looking everywhere for it - and it's in you.?

Peyton Place (1957)

?Major, the big brass are going to yell their heads off about this, and the Japanese aren't going to like it much either. Have you got anything to say to them, sir??
?Tell "em we said sayonara.?

Sayonara (1957)

?I'd rather be dead than living with you. For all the things you've done, J.J., I know I should hate you. But I don't. I pity you.?

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

?Dear Dr. Luther. Do you remember what today is? It?s the second anniversary of that day in your office, and still no more Eve White, and no more Eve Black. That?s why we decided it was safe at last to have Bonnie with us. And so here we all are: Earl, and Bonnie, and me, going home, together.?

The Three Faces of Eve (1957)

?My name's McCardle. Well, so long.?
?So long.?

Twelve Angry Men (1957)

?Sir Wilfrid - you?ve forgotten your brandy.?

Witness For the Prosecution (1957)

?Oh, what times we're going to have! What vistas we're going to explore together! We'll spend a day at an ancient Hindu temple. The head monk there is a very good friend of Auntie Mame's, and perhaps he'll let you ring the temple bells that bring the monks to prayer. And there on the highest tower, on a clear day, you can see the Taj Mahal and beyond that the beautiful city...?

Auntie Mame (1958)

?Who's to say what magic is? Oh, Gill, don't you want to stop crying now??
?I don't think I can. I'm only human.?

Bell, Book, and Candle (1958)

?When a man loses everything else, he still has the sea. This deck is the only country we have.?
?This is all the country I want.?

The Buccaneer (1958)

?Thank heaven.?

Gigi (1958)

?What are you crying about, Anna? Don't cry, Anna. I love you. Everything will be all right. You'll like being married. You will. You'll see.?

Indiscreet (1958)

?Dear Mr. Montgomery: There isn?t much I can say with words; they always fail me when most needed. But please know that with all my heart I appreciate everything you?ve done for me. Sincerely, Barbara.?

I Want to Live! (1958)

?Like hell I would.?

The Last Hurrah (1958)

?The old man was dreaming about the lions.?

The Old Man and the Sea (1958)

?Well done, Baronni. I know you will be as good a sailor as you are a genie.?
?I shall try, Captain. I shall try.?

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)

?He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people?...Adios!?

Touch of Evil (1958)

?God have mercy.?

Vertigo (1958)

?Prepare a funeral for a Viking.?

The Vikings (1958)

?And I felt His voice take the sword out of my hand.?

Ben-Hur (1959)

?In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.?

The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)

?Honest to goodness, it's the absolute ultimate.?

Gidget (1959)

?If you look in this place tomorrow, and it's gone, you mustn't be sad, because you know it still exists, not very far away.?

Green Mansions (1959)

?God, God forgive us, Peter, I think I?ll have that cup of tea now.?

On the Beach (1959)

?Oh, Jeanne, what a strange way I had to take to meet you!?

Pickpocket (1959)

?God help us in the future.?

Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959)

?Darling, you're crying. I believe you're really sentimental after all.?

Room at the Top (1959)

?Well, nobody?s perfect.?

Some Like it Hot (1959)

?She's here, Doctor. Miss Catherine's here.?

Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)

?In front of God and everybody this time??

A Summer Place (1959)

?Did you hear what I said, Miss Kubelik? I absolutely adore you.?
?Shut up and deal.?


Apartment (1960)


?And so, ladies and gentlemen, you, too, like this satisfied customer, can solve all your problems by subscribing to an answering service.?

Bells Are Ringing (1960)

(Two English subtitle translations):
?A little what? I don't understand.?
?What's a scumbag??

Breathless (1960, Fr.)

?You poor slob! You're all alone. When you go to your grave, there won't be anybody to pull the grass up over your head. Nobody to mourn you. Nobody to give a damn. You're all alone.?
?You're wrong, Henry. You'll be there. You're the type. Who else would defend my right to be lonely??

Inherit the Wind (1960)

?The old man was right, only the farmers won. We lost. We'll always lose.?

The Magnificent Seven (1960)

?I'm not even gonna swat that fly. I hope they are watching. They'll see. They'll see and they'll know and they'll say, 'Why, she wouldn't even harm a fly.??

Psycho (1960)

?Cat, cat!?

Breakfast at Tiffany?s (1961)

?Fat Man, you shoot a great game of pool.?
?So do you, Fast Eddie.?

The Hustler (1961)

?Man, that's what I call cutting it close.?

Lover Come Back (1961)

?How do you find your way back in the dark??
?Just head for that big star straight on. The highway?s under it - it?ll take us right home.?

The Misfits (1961)


One, Two, Three (1961)

?Te adoro, Anton.?

West Side Story (1961)

?You're strong, Cady. You're going to live a long life. In a cage. That's where you belong and that's where you're going. And this time for life. Bang your head against the walls. Count the years, the months, the hours. Until the day you rot.?

Cape Fear (1962)

?Only it was you and me wearing exactly the same gown. It was an ad for Minsky. And the headline said, 'Madame Rose, and her daughter Gypsy.'?

Gypsy (1962)

?The West that was won by its pioneers, settlers, adventurers, is long gone now, yet it is theirs forever, for they left tracks in history that will never be eroded by wind or rain, never plowed under by tractors, never buried in the compost of events"All the heritage of a people free to dream, free to act, free to mold their own destiny.?

How the West was Won (1962)

?Well, sir. Goin' 'ome...'Ome, sir.?

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

?"Made to commit acts too unspeakable to be cited here by an enemy who had captured his mind and his soul, he freed himself at last and in the end, heroically and unhesitatingly gave his life to save his country. Raymond Shaw...Hell...Hell.?

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

?Nothing?s too good for the man who shot Liberty Valance.?

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

?I was to think of these days many times. Of Jem and Dill and Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson - and Atticus. He would be in Jem's room all night, and he would be there when Jem waked up in the morning.?

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

?You mean, all this time we could've been friends??

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

?...Marriage license. Did you say marriage license??
?Don't change the subject. Just give me the stamps.?
?Oh, I love you, Adam... Alex... Peter... Brian... Whatever your name is. Oh, I love you. I hope we have a lot of boys and we can name them all after you.?
?But before we start that, may I have the stamps??

Charade (1963)

?This world is so full of crap, a man?s gonna get into it sooner or later whether he?s careful or not.?

Hud (1963)

?Happy the man and happy he alone, He who can call today his own, He who secure within can say: Tomorrow do thy worst! For I have lived today.?

Tom Jones (1963)

?Mein Fuehrer, I can walk!?

Dr. Strangelove, Or:" (1964)

?Goodbye, Mary Poppins. Don't stay away too long.?

Mary Poppins (1964)

?Eliza? Where the devil are my slippers??

My Fair Lady (1964)

?We saw her many times again, born free and living free. But to us, she was always the same, our friend Elsa.?

Born Free (1965)

?Tonya, can you play the balalaika??
?Can she play? She's an artist!?
?Ah, then it's a gift.?

Doctor Zhivago (1965)

?Push the button, Max.?

The Great Race (1965)

?I'll be here, Rock.?

In Harm's Way (1965)

?Oh, I can just hear you saying, 'What has all this to do with us?' Nothing.?

Ship of Fools (1965)

?Campers! The entertainment committee was quite disappointed in the really poor turnout at this morning's community sing. I mean, where is all that old Camp Chickawatamee spirit? I'm sure I speak for all of us here when I say that I - now, I'd like to say right now that, that - campers, I can't think of anything to say.?

A Thousand Clowns (1965)

"Do you know what you are? You're all stinkin' sons of...!"

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)

?The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!?

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! (1966)

?I am George.?
?Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf??
?I am George, I am.?

Who?s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

?Oh, good, they made up.?

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

?I've got a flat tire, and I ain't got no spare.?

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

?One of what we all are, Pelly. Less than a drop in the great blue motion of the sunlit sea. But it seems that some of the drops sparkle, Pelly. Some of them do sparkle! Run, boy! Run, boy! Run! Oh, run, my boy.?

Camelot (1967)

?Old Luke, he was some boy. Cool Hand Luke. Hell, he?s a natural-born world-shaker.?

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

?They lost their lives in the line of duty.?

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

?Well, Tillie, when the hell are we going to get some dinner??

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)

?Do you think there?s any chance of it??

The Lion in Winter (1968)

?Boys, let?s watch the cigarette butts, shall we? This is my house, not a pigsty.?

The Odd Couple (1968)

?You finally really did it. You maniacs! You blew it up! God damn you! God damn you all to hell!?

Planet of the Apes (1968)

?Sing it out, men! Higher, you animals, higher! We open in Leavenworth Saturday night!?

The Producers (1968)

(offscreen narrator) ?A glooming peace this morning with it brings. The sun for sorrow will not show his head, For never was a story of more woe, Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.?

Romeo and Juliet (1968)

?"Eighteen months ago, the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered. It was buried forty feet below the lunar surface, near the crater Tycho. Except for a single, very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter, the four million year old black monolith has remained completely inert, its origin and purpose still a total mystery.?

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

?Good. For a moment there, I thought we were in trouble.?

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

?Okay, folks, everything's all right. Nothing to worry about...Okay folks, nothin' to worry about. Just a little illness. We'll be in Miami in just a few minutes.?

Cowboy (1969)

?Little girls, I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.?

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

?Do you know if it's raining out??

Take the Money and Run (1969)

?Yowsir, yowsir, yowsir! Here they are again - these wonderful, wonderful kids, still struggling, still hoping as the clock of fate ticks away. The dance of destiny continues. The marathon goes on and on and on. How long can they last? Let?s hear it. C?mon, let?s hear it. Let?s hear it.?

They Shoot Horses, Don?t They? (1969)

?Well, come see a fat old man sometime!?

True Grit (1969)

?Well, me and the boys here, we got some work to do. You wanna come along? It ain't like it used to be, but, uh, it'll do.?

The Wild Bunch (1969)

?Where we're goin', it's gonna get colder than hell.?
?Nah, it's okay. I'm fine. Fine. I'm fine.?

Five Easy Pieces (1970)

?Love means never having to say you're sorry.?

Love Story (1970)

?That is all.?

M*A*S*H (1970)

?Oh, my God!?

The Out-of-Towners (1970)

?A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning that all glory is fleeting.?

Patton (1970)

?I was cured all right.?

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

?Precisely, Senator. What do we do??

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

?Now, on behalf of Nancy and Fielding Mellish and all of the others who have made this possible, this is Howard Cosell thanking you for joining us and wishing you a most pleasant good night.?

Bananas (1971)

?The son of a bitch is here. I saw him. I?m gonna get him.?

The French Connection (1971)

?Farewell, Harold. It's been all such fun.?

Harold and Maude (1971)

?It's like pissing in the wind.?

The Hospital (1971)

?I have no idea what's going to happen. I just can't stay in this city, you know. Maybe I'll come back. You'll probably see me next week.?

Klute (1971)

?Never you mind, honey, never you mind.?

The Last Picture Show (1971)

?In the summer of ?42, we raided the Coast Guard station four times, we saw five movies, we had nine days of rain. Benjie broke his watch, Oscy gave up the harmonica, and in a very special way, I lost Hermie forever.?

Summer of ?42 (1971)

?When I was a kid, I couldn't wait to be grown up and they said childhood was the best time of my life and it wasn't. Now I want his company, and people say, 'What's half a loaf? You're well shot of him.' And I say, 'I know that. I miss him, that's all.' They say he'd never have made me happy and I say, 'I am happy, apart from missing him. You might throw me a pill or two for my cough.' All my life I've been looking for someone courageous and resourceful, not like myself, and he's not it. But something. We were something. You've no right to call me to account. I've only come about my cough.?

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (1971)

"But Charlie, don't forget what happened to the man that suddenly got everything he always wanted."
"What happened?"
"He lived happily ever after."

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

?Meine Damen und Herren... Madames et
Messieurs... Ladies and Gentlemen. Where are your troubles now? Forgotten? I told you so. We have no troubles here! Here, life is beautiful. The girls are beautiful. Even the orchestra is beautiful. Auf wiedersehen! A bientot.?

Cabaret (1972)

?What do we do now??

The Candidate (1972)

?Fatigue reading four and a half. Looks good! We're going for seconds. Attention, gonads, we're going for a record.?

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972)

?Mr. Rusk, you're not wearing your tie.?

Frenzy (1972)

?Don Corleone.?

The Godfather (1972)

?Andrew, don?t forget. Be sure and tell them it was just a bloody game.?

Sleuth (1972)

?Can you dig it??

Superfly (1972)

?Love means never having to say you're sorry.?
?That's the dumbest thing I ever heard...?
?Th-that?s all, folks!?

What?s Up, Doc? (1972)

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