Lee J. Cobb


Some people think the Crucifixion only took place on Calvary. They better wise up! Taking Joey Doyle’s life to stop him from testifying is a crucifixion….And every time the Mob puts the pressure on a good man, tries to stop him from doing his duty as a citizen, it’s a crucifixion. And anybody who sits around and lets it happen, keeps silent about something he knows that happened, shares the guilt of it just as much as the Roman soldier who pierced the flesh of our Lord to see if he was dead. 

On the Waterfront (1954), directed by Elia Kazan.


12 Angry Men (Sidney lumet -1957)

 It’s always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don’t really know what the truth is. I don’t suppose anybody will ever really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we’re just gambling on probabilities - we may be wrong. We may be trying to let a guilty man go free, I don’t know. Nobody really can. But we have a reasonable doubt, and that’s something that’s very valuable in our system. No jury can declare a man guilty unless it’s SURE. We nine can’t understand how you three are still so sure. Maybe you can tell us. 

A still from the original ending of The Exorcist, which was eventually cut from the film before its theatrical release in 1973. The scene was partially restored for the Director’s Cut, but due to missing audio the dialogue referencing to Casablanca was left out, which was as follows:

Lt. Kinderman: I’m reminded of a line in the film Casablanca. At the end Bogart says to Claude Rains, “Louie, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
Fr. Dyer: You look a little bit like Bogart.
Lt. Kinderman: You noticed…