10- “They threw me off the hay truck about noon.”
- opening line of James M. Cain’s novel “The Postman Always Rings Twice”
9 – “You’ll always be a two-bit cannon, and when they pick you up in the gutter, dead, your hand’ll be in a drunk’s pocket.”
- Murvyn Vye, in the film “Pickup on South Street”
8 - “The cat’s in the bag and the bag’s in the river."
- Tony Curtis, in the film “Sweet Smell of Success”
7 - “She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink, if she had to knock you down to get the bottle."
- Dick Powell, in the film “Murder My Sweet”
6 - “He staggered into my office, leaned against the door, then keeled over on his face. He should have. He was dead."
- Humphrey Bogart, in the radio version of “The Maltese Falcon”
5 - “I felt lousy. I felt like an amputated leg."
- Raymond Chandler, in the short story “Trouble Is My Business”
4 - “I hear you're a real boy scout who helps old ladies into oncoming traffic. Downstate they're not so nice. They say you wear rubber pockets to steal soup."
- Jack Webb, in the film “Pete Kelly's Blues”
3 - “Why don't we go somewhere and discuss this over a couple of ice cubes?"
“Imagine you needing ice cubes."
- Audrey Totter and Robert Montgomery, in the film “Lady in the Lake”
2 - “I don't pray. Kneeling bags my nylons."
- Jan Sterling, in the film “Ace in the Hole”
1 - “8:30 tomorrow evening then?”
“That's what I suggested.”
“You'll be here too?”
“I guess so. I usually am.”
“Same chair, same perfume, same anklet?”
“I wonder if I know what you mean.”
“I wonder if you wonder.”
Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck, in the film “Double Indemnity”. Based on the novella by James M. Cain, screenplay by Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder.
Causes John Knoerle Supports
Paralyzed Veterans of America
St. Labre Indian School