“The Dead” quotes

(1987)
Movie The Dead
John Huston directed this movie in 1987
Title The Dead
Year 1987
Director John Huston
Genre Drama
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Plot – Three young ladies of the middle class, Kate and Julia Morkan and their niece Mary Jane, organize the traditional dinner for Christmas. Gabriel Conroy, their nephew, and his wife Gretta are the main guests. He cares about who gets drunk too often, he cuts the roast goose and pronounces the official speech, while Gretta participates with a certain detachment. The conversation is lively and there's a lot of music. The evening is a success until it's time to leave.
All actors – Anjelica Huston, Donal McCann, Dan O'Herlihy, Donal Donnelly, Helena Carroll, Cathleen Delany, Ingrid Craigie, Rachael Dowling, Marie Kean, Frank Patterson, Maria McDermottroe, Sean McClory
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  • “One by one, we're all becoming shades. Better to pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
    Donal McCann - Gabriel
  • “- Molly Ivors: I didn't think you were a West Briton!
    - Gabriel Conroy: And what do you mean, a West Briton?
    - Molly Ivors: Someone who looks to England for our salvation instead of depending on ourselves alone.”

    Maria McDermottroe - Molly Ivors
    Donal McCann - Gabriel
  • “- Mary Jane: Are you an ornithologist as well?
    - Bartell D'Arcy: An amateur. I suppose being a singer makes me susceptible to other creatures that sing. Birds are the most beautiful singers of all. Just think of the widow warbler and the wren.”

    Ingrid Craigie - Mary Jane
    Frank Patterson - Bartell D'Arcy
    [Tag:birds, singers]
  • “You have taken what is to the left of me, you have taken what is to the right of me, you have taken what is behind me, you have taken what is before me, and, it is my greatest fear, you have taken God from me.”
    Sean McClory - Mr. Grace
  • “I've never been able to relieve me-self in the presence of another. Otherwise, I'd have joined the army.”
    Donal Donnelly - Freddy Malins
    [Tag:army, self-esteem]
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