September 2, 2009

Name that Character

"What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You-you want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey, that's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon...Well, then you could swallow it. And it'll all dissolve, see. And the moon beams that shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair...Am I talking too much?"

In keeping with Brian Miller's excellent post "Star" and Willow's wonderful series of movie quotes at Overheard at the Manor I thought I'd post this famous movie quote. Who said it and why?

I bet you all get it right away.

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amourissima said...

As I read the words I could hear Jimmy saying them seconds before I remembered the movie.

Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight?
Come out tonight, Come out tonight?
Buffalo gals, won't you come out tonight,
And dance by the light of the moon.

Megan said...

George Bailey, of course!

Great scene. My favorite part -

"Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death!?!"

Brian Miller said...

George from a wonderful life...

thanks for the shout out...big smiles. i did not get the moon, but would you settle for a star? lol.

M said...

This is one of my favorite quotes that George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart) says in "It's a Wonderful Life." He says it to Mary Hatch (Donna Reed) late at night after they have been to a dance (and fallen into the swimming pool that was underneath the dance floor).

This is a great film. Jimmy Stewart is one of my all-time favorite actors.

This is a fun little game!

Beth said...

I'm thinking George Bailey said this to Mary in the Frank Capra film It's a Wonderful Life. He was kind of
proposing to her. Love that film!

willow said...

Oh, I love his scene from "It's a Wonderful Life". George Baily is saying this to Mary. I love when the old guy on the porch across the street says something like "Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?"

ds said...

I know who: Jimmy Stewart as George to Donna Reed as Mary in "It's a Wonderful Life." Why is trickier: When he's asking her to marry him after the dance & they're both soaking wet singing "Dance by the Light of the Moon?" And she demures a bit & doesn't she finally end the speech by saying "Just kiss me George?"
Bet I got that last bit entirely wrong. Oh well. Fun challenge, though.

giulia said...

Good photo to go with...I'll leave this to others since I can act out the entire movie with just a little help from Julie the Cat. :)


Rachel Fox said...

Maybe I need to watch it again. I seem to have forgotten that bit!