Part of the charm of romantic movies of the 1930s and
40s were some very famous pick-up lines such as “I’d like to run
barefoot through your hair," in “Bombshell" with Jean Harlow and
Franchot Tone. These lines were often said with a wink, a lift of a brow
or a sexy whisper, but their intent made the impact of an arrow and we
“Was that cannon fire, or is it my heart pounding?" Ilsa in “Casablanca"
with Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. Warner Bros. 1942, directed by
2) The Public Enemy
“You’re a swell dish. I think I’m gonna go for you," Tom in “Public
Enemy" with James Cagney and Mae Clarke. Warner Bros. 1931, directed by
3) A Guy Named Joe
“Everything wrong with you I like," Captain Randall in “A Guy Named Joe"
with Van Johnson and Irene Dunne. MGM 1944, directed by Victor Fleming.
4) China Seas
“If you aren’t decent, boyfriend, you’ll do until something decent comes
along." Dolly in “China Seas" with Jean Harlow and Clark Gable. MGM
1935, directed by Tay Garnett.
5) The Man Who Came to Dinner
“I guess you are sort of attractive, in a corn-fed sort of way. You
can’t find yourself a poor girl falling for you if – well, if you threw
in a set of dishes," Maggie in “The Man Who Came To Dinner" with Bette
Davis and Richard Travis. Warner Bros. 1942, directed by William
6) Across the Pacific
“We’re going to know each other eventually, why not now?" Rick in
“Across the Pacific" with Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Warner Bros.
1942, directed by John Huston and Vincent Sherman.
“Here’s looking at you kid," Rick in “Casablanca" with Humphrey Bogart
and Ingrid Bergman. Warner Bros. 1942, directed by Michael Curtiz.
8) Red Dust
“Mind if I get drunk with you?" Vantine in “Red Dust" with Jean Harlow
and Clark Gable. MGM 1932, directed by Victor Fleming.
9) Johnny Eager
“Oh, now don’t turn ordinary on me, I get tired of ordinary dames. And I
don’t want to get tired of you," Johnny in “Johnny Eager" with Robert
Taylor and Lana Turner. MGM. 1943, directed by Mervyn Leroy
10) The Public Enemy
“I'm not accustomed to riding with strangers," Gwen. "We're not gonna be
strangers," Tom in “Public Enemy" with Jean Harlow and James Cagney.
Warner Bros. 1931, directed by William Wellman.