Wednesday, February 11, 2009

How's This For a Pick-Me-Up!

Ahh, the Pick-Up Line. It either charms or it doesn’t. More often than not, it doesn’t. Pick-up lines in classic movies, though, are a little different. More often than not, they’re amusing. And witty. Check out some of these famous movie pick-up lines courtesy of TCM flashcards, and decide which—if any—you would want used on you.

“Everything wrong with you, I like.”
– Captain Randall (Van Johnson) to Dorinda (Irene Dunne) in 1944’s A Guy Named Joe

“I like your eyes. Do you mind?”
– Yvonne (Greta Garbo) to Andre (Robert Montgomery) in 1931’s Inspiration

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
– Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) in 1942’s Casablanca

“Dearest, I think you’re the lowest thing that ever crawled, but as long as I can put my hands on you, no other man will ever touch me.”
– Joyce (Bette Davis) to Basil (Leslie Howard) in 1937’s It’s Love I’m After

“We’re going to know each other eventually, why not now?”
– Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Alberta (Mary Astor) in 1942’s Across the Pacific

“Give me a kiss or I’ll sock you.”
– Frank (John Garfield) to Cora (Lana Turner) in 1946’s The Postman Always Rings Twice

“Let’s go somewhere we can be alone. Ah, there doesn’t seem to be anyone on this couch.”
– S. Quentin Quale (Groucho Marx) to Lulubelle (June MacCloy) in 1940’s Go West

“I guess you are sort of attractive, in a corn-fed sort of way. You can find yourself a poor girl falling for you if—well, if you threw in a set of dishes.”
– Maggie (Bette Davis) to Bert (Richard Travis) in 1942’s The Man Who Came to Dinner

“If you ain’t decent, boyfriend, you’ll do until something decent comes along.”
– Dolly (Jean Harlow) to Captain Gaskell (Clark Gable) in 1935’s China Seas

“I like older men. They’re so grateful.”
– Karin (Greta Garbo) to Larry (Melvyn Douglas) in 1941’s Two-Faced Woman

“Mind if I get drunk with you?”
– Vantine (Jean Harlow) to Dennis (Clark Gable) in 1932’s Red Dust

And my personal favorite, for its sheer ridiculousness:

“I’d like to run barefoot through your hair.”

– Gifford (Franchot Tone) to Lola (Jean Harlow) in 1933’s Bombshell

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