Philip Dunne


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  • ''Perhaps it is foolish to think a child could fall in love. But I am the child that was, and nobody knows how I felt except only me.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. The narrator (Irving Pichel), How Green Was My Valley (1941).
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  • ''There is no fence nor hedge round time that is gone. You can go back and have what you like of it—if you can remember.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. The narrator (Irving Pichel), How Green Was My Valley (1941).
  • ''Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still, real in memory as they were in flesh, loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. The narrator (Irving Pichel), How Green Was My Valley (1941).
  • ''Strange that the mind will forget so much of what only this moment has passed, and yet hold clear and bright the memory of what happened years ago with men and women long since dead.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. The narrator (Irving Pichel), How Green Was My Valley (1941).
  • ''Men like my father cannot die. They are with me still real in memory as they were in flesh. Loving and beloved forever. How green was my valley then.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Voiceover narration (by Rhys Williams) of Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) as an adult, How Green Was My Valley, speech at the end of the film (1941). Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.
  • ''For if my father was the head of our house, my mother was its heart.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Voiceover narration (by Rhys Williams) of Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) as an adult, How Green Was My Valley, reminiscing about his parents (1941). Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.
  • ''Everything I ever learned as a small boy came from my father. And I never found anything he ever told me to be wrong or worthless. The simple lessons he taught me are as sharp and clear in my mind, as if I had heard them only yesterday.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Voiceover narration (by Rhys Williams) of Huw Morgan (Roddy McDowall) as an adult, How Green Was My Valley, reminiscing about his father, at the opening of the film (1941). Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn.
  • ''My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever been taken entirely unawares.... When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down, she wants to be kissed.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir, who's just been kissed by Fairley. From the novel by R.A. Dick.
  • ''I didn't lead a very wise life, myself, but it was a full one and a grown-up one. You come of age very quickly through shipwreck and disaster.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter, and Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947). To Mrs. Muir, while they are working on their book. From the novel by R.A. Dick.
  • ''My dear, since Eve picked the apple no woman's ever been taken entirely unawares.... When a woman's kissed it's because, deep down, she wants to be kissed.''
    Philip Dunne (1908-1992), U.S. screenwriter. Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Capt. Gregg (Rex Harrison), The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, to Mrs. Muir, who's just been kissed by Fairley (1947). From the novel by R.A. Dick.

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