Dewitt Bodeen


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  • ''What does one tell a husband? One tells him nothing.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Judd (Tom Conway), Cat People, when Irena wants to know what he will tell her husband about their psychiatric session (1943).
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  • ''My dear Mrs. Reed, sometimes in my profession there comes a contest of wills between the doctor and his patient. The patients are clever. Oh, very clever. And they can fool the doctor. Sometimes.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Dr. Judd (Tom Conway), Cat People, to Irena, who he feels has been lying to him (1943).
  • ''I don't feel you can help me. You're very wise, you know a great deal, yet when you speak of the soul, you mean the mind. And it is not my mind that's troubled.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Irena (Simone Simon), Cat People, explaining to Dr. Judd why she will not be coming to see him anymore (1943).
  • ''I quite agree with you. The sun is not kind. God should use a rose amber spot.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Julia Farren (Julia Dean), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). To Amy, who was exploring the dark room, now flooded with light.
  • ''I like to see a home like this, a home connected with people's thoughts and work, things they love.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Miss Callahan (Eve March), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). On first coming into the Reeds' home.
  • ''I suppose any note, no matter how sour, sounds like a song if you hold onto it long enough.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, Gunther V. Fritsch, and Robert Wise. Mrs. Reed (Jane Randolph), The Curse of the Cat People (1944). Talking to her daughter.
  • ''Animals are ever so psychic. There are some people who just can't come in here.... The cats particularly. They seem to know. You can fool everybody, but landy M deary-me, you can't fool a cat. They seem to know who's not right, if you know what I mean.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Pet store owner, Cat People (1943). After the animals raised a fuss when Irena tried to enter the store.
  • ''Even as fog continues to lie in the valleys, so does ancient sin cling to the low places, the depressions in the world consciousness.''
    Dewitt Bodeen (1908-1988), U.S. screenwriter. Jacques Tourneur. Printed on screen, The Cat People, the opening of the movie (1943).

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