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Mommie Dearest (film) Quotes

Mommie Dearest (film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Mommie Dearest ended in 1970.

It features Frank Yablans as producer, Henry Mancini in charge of musical score, and Paul Lohmann as head of cinematography.

Mommie Dearest (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Mommie Dearest (film) is 129 minutes long. Mommie Dearest (film) is distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The cast includes: Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, Diana Scarwid as Christina, Jocelyn Brando as Barbara Bennett, Xander Berkeley as Christopher, Alice Nunn as Helga, Rutanya Alda as Carol Ann, Diana Scarwid as Christina Crawford, Howard Da Silva as Lawyer, Howard Da Silva as Louis B. Mayer, Steve Forrest as Greg Savitt, Harry Goz as Alfred Steele, Priscilla Pointer as Mrs. Chadwick, Michael Edwards as Ted Gelber, and Carolyn Coates as Vera.

Mommie Dearest (film) Quotes

Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford

  • (Faye Dunaway) "How? How could this happen, how could you humiliate me this way? I am ashamed to be your mother."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "And you? How could you let this happen?"
  • (Priscilla Pointer) "Both students have been put on probation and will have no privileges for a month."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Probation. This is appalling. I have devoted myself to making Christina a proper young lady. That boy should be EXPELLED."
  • (Priscilla Pointer) "Now, Miss Crawford. When this sort of thing has happened before, we've --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "BEFORE? Is this an institution of learning or a teenage brothel?"
  • (Priscilla Pointer) "Chadwick has an impeccable reputation. And when students break the rules we curtail their freedom."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Well, we are leaving here, right now. Obviously she cannot be controlled in this environment."
  • (Priscilla Pointer) "Nothing really happened between your daughter and the young man, it was innocent."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "No thanks to you."
  • (Priscilla Pointer) "I think you're overreacting, Miss Crawford."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "And I think you're underreacting, Mrs. Chadwick."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "My compliments to your school on its impeccable reputation. CHRISTINA, COME ON."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "YOU BE QUIET."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Oh, you lost again."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "It's not fair. You're bigger than I am, it's not fair to win twice."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "AH, but nobody ever said life was fair, Tina. I'm bigger and I'm faster. I will always beat you."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Then I'm not gonna play with you any more. EVER."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Don't you EVER use that tone of voice with me, missy. WHO DO YOU THINK YOU'RE TALKING TO? I'll tell you what you're gonna do, you're gonna MARCH yourself UPSTAIRS to your room and you will STAY THERE until I tell you to come out."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "No I won't."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "No you won't? Yes -- you -- WILL."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You will go up --"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "I WON'T GO."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "ALL RIGHT, all right. You will stay in here until you are ready to behave --"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "I WON'T. NO I WON'T. I WON'T."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "-- AND TO APOLOGIZE."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "I won't."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Get IN."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "AAAAAHHHHH, MOMMIE."
  • (Mr. Dodd) "My daughter Ellen would love to have your signature, Miss Crawford."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Of course."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "You see? She didn't ask for L.B. Mayer's signature."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's because she's not as smart as her father. She doesn't know that you are King."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Where are you going? Come join us, we're having dinner. You're one of the reasons bankers love Metro."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "No, thank you, L.B., but our table is ready."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "I insist."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "You're aces, Joanie."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I'm glad you think that, L.B., because aces beat kings."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Not in Hollywood, dear."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Well that's good, but you've got to push off more with your weight. Come on, let's see another one."
  • (Steve Forrest) "She's had enough, Joan."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "But I'm tired, Mommie."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "QUITTER?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You spoiled it, just like I spoiled you."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Christina. Christopher. Damn it."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Times are tough; still I treat you to a lovely evening, and I get smart-alek BACKTALK."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "The sword cuts both ways"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Hey, you know where I got this from?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Uh uh."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "BATISTA himself."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Yeah?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "When I opened a plant outside Havana."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "That's all they gave you?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's it. Cheap bastards."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Look at this floor. Do you call that clean? Do you?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Miss Jenkins said it was clean."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Miss Jenkins said it was clean? Do YOU think it's clean? Do YOU think it's clean? Look at that, DO you?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Yes, I do."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I didn't mean that, Greg. I didn't mean it."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Get up. There's no camera in here."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Greg, where ya goin'?"
  • (Steve Forrest) "Where I belong. Out of here."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You belong here. I'm waitin' for ya."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Good night, Joan."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Please don't leave, because if you do, you'll never come back in again, no matter what you say, or ask, or do."
  • (Steve Forrest) "I'll always wish you well, Joan. And I'll only speak well of you."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Please don't go. Don't leave me here alone. Please."
  • (Steve Forrest) "If you're acting, you're wasting your time. If you're not, you're wasting mine."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I'm not actin'. I'm not actin'."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Good night. Good luck. Goodbye."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Hauling me over to Mayer's table like some picked-up floozie. Or one of those starlets. Out to give the big shots a nice night in town. Is that what you think of me?"
  • (Steve Forrest) "How many drinks is that? When you were a kid that made you look sexy. Now it just makes you look drunk."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I may as well have "property of MGM" tattooed on my back side. Dammit, Perrino's is MY PLACE."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Nobody wanted my signature, so I just walked in."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You expect me to ignore my fans, they're life and death to me, baby. They're the ones who really MADE ME."
  • (Steve Forrest) "I expect you to walk in with me and sit down at your table with me. Then Mayer would have to bring his bankers over, get your autograph and leave. That's what you should have done."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Well maybe that's what I would have done, if you'd been nice enough to stay out there with me, help me through the crowd and into the restaurant like a GENTLEMAN."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Why are you screaming?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "BECAUSE I'M DAMN MAD. Dammit, Greg. How can you put Mayer over me? You know that son of a bitch is trying to destroy my career."
  • (Steve Forrest) "If your career's in trouble, it has nothing to do with him."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Then what is it?"
  • (Steve Forrest) "You were always the shop girl who fought her way to the top, made a great success. Well, you're not a little shop girl anymore. Now, that's the truth, to face and deal with, if you want to survive. The truth is, you're getting old."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Yeah? You're nothing but a rotten, crooked lawyer -- supplying the grease that makes this shitty movie business work. You think your life's a mystery? There isn't a dirty cover up in this entire business that I don't know about, and YOUR hand is in EVERY ONE of them -- you REEK OF IT."
  • (Steve Forrest) "DAMN YOU. Are you CRAZY? No person talks to me like that, NO ONE ANYWHERE. Are you crazy? ARE YOU? Tell me. TELL ME."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I'm crazy."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Tear down that BITCH of a bearing wall and put a window where it OUGHT to be."
  • (Pepsi Chairman) "Apparently the Board has failed to realize the extent of your interest in the company, apart from Al's position. We -- misjudged. We shall be -- pleased -- to have you stay on."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Thank you, gentlemen. Now let's get to work --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Why do you deliberately defy me?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Why did you tell her I got expelled?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Because you DID get expelled."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "That -- is a LIE."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You love it, don't you? YOU LOVE TO MAKE ME HIT YOU."
  • (Jocelyn Brando) "Joan."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Barbara, PLEASE. PLEASE, Barbara. Leave us alone, Barbara. If you need anything, ask Carol Ann."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "This is wonderful. THIS IS WONDERFUL. YOU. You deliberately embarrassed me in front of a REPORTER."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "A REPORTER. I told you how important this to me, I TOLD YOU."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Well, something good had to rub off."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Don't mess with me, fellas."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Oh, and Tina; if you don't get this part, for Chrissakes, don't hock 'em."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You are a lousy substitute for someone who really cares."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Why must EVERYTHING be a CONTEST?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Did you scrub the bathroom floor today? DID YOU?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Yes, Mommie."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Yes, Mommie what?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Yes, Mommie Dearest."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "When I told you to call me that, I wanted you to mean it."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Christina, you haven't touched your lunch."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "It's raw."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "It's rare, not raw."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "But it's got all this red juice when you push on it."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Then don't push on it. Darling, rare meat is good for you. The doctor said so. Christina, meat loses its vitamins if it's overcooked."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "But I've had my vitamins this morning. Pills."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "She negotiates everything like a goddamn Hollywood agent. Christina, eat your lunch. You are not getting up from this table until you have finished that meat."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Greg. You're early."
  • (Steve Forrest) "Only an hour and a half."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Oh, take your shoes off. I just washed that floor."
  • (Steve Forrest) "What about the socks?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I can handle the socks."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Bill -- could you -- could you CALL --"
  • (Bill (Actor In Soap)) "You want me to call Cindy for you?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Yes. You know, she, uh -- she wants to --"
  • (Bill (Actor In Soap)) "I know that she wants to have an affair with Robert. But, are you sure his divorce is final?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "If his DIVORCE is final?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You know what's missing in my life?"
  • (Steve Forrest) "A hit movie."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Hollywood royalty. Parted friends -- everyone already knows. Box office poison. Box office poison. Class. You're -- class -- you're -- class -- box office poison. Eighteen years in the business and we parted friends. Creative differences."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Oh -- good. I wan't some help here. I want ALL of these branches cleared out of here now. Carol-Ann, Christopher, start clearing away all these branches, start gathering them up."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Go on -- get the wheelbarrow and the rake."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Tina. Bring me the axe."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I'd rather you go bald to school than looking like a tramp."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Ohhhh -- Helga. When you polish the floor, you have the move the tree. If you can't do something right, don't do it at all."
  • (Alice Nunn) "I'm sorry, Miss Crawford --"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Gimmie the soap. You see, Carol Ann, you've got to stay on top of things every single minute."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Carol Ann, will you get that?"
  • (Rutanya Alda) "Yes, Miss Crawford."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Helga, I'm not mad at you, I'm mad at the dirt."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You drove Al Steele to his grave, and now you're trying to stab me in the back? Forget it. I fought worse monsters than you for years in Hollywood. I know how to win the hard way."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I would rather be here with you than anywhere else in the world. You, all of you here and everywhere, gave me this award tonight. And I accept it from you and only you. I love all of you. Now please forgive me, good night."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "The biggest female star he's got -- ever had -- and he's burying me alive. Survive. Survive."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm afraid I have some difficult news for you, Miss Crawford. The agency has denied your application for adoption."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Why?"
  • (Unnamed) "Well -- you live alone. There are no other family members in the home. You have two previous divorces. You're a busy, active woman, and the candidate is found to be an unsuitable parent."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "UNSUITABLE?"
  • (Unnamed) "Please, Miss Crawford."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Don't you dare judge me."
  • (Unnamed) "We have a moral and legal responsibility in this job."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Obviously you don't understand. What you're really doing is denying one of your children the opportunity to live a wonderful and advantaged life. How sad that is. Good afternoon."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You know, a few minutes ago a reporter asked me what I thought and how I would describe the marriage between the soft drink King and the Queen of Hollywood. I told him I thought it was a hell of a match."
  • (Harry Goz) "That's my Pally."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Oh, "Pally". That's what he calls ya when he can't remember your name."
  • (Harry Goz) "Don't let her kid you, I remember her name. It's Mrs. Alfred Steele. Right, Pally?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Right."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Why can't you give me the respect that I'm entitled to? Why can't you treat me like I would be treated by any stranger on the street?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Because I am NOT one of your FANS."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "No wire hangers, ever."

Howard Da Silva as Louis B. Mayer

  • (Howard Da Silva) "It is my intention to make no provision herein for my son Christopher or my daughter Christina, for reasons which are well known to them."
  • (Xander Berkeley) "What reasons?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "(laughing bitterly) Jesus Christ."
  • (Xander Berkeley) "As usual, she has the last word."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Does she? Does she?"
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Joan, my Joan, you're in a position to do me a favor that will be as big a favor for you as it is for me."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You don't have to ask. You only have to tell me."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Good. I want you to leave Metro."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Leave Metro? Leave Metro?"
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Your pictures one after another are losing money. Theater owners voted you "box office poison". Still for years I've paid no attention. You know me, Joan. I don't give up so easily. We'll pay you off on your contract. But you can't afford to make three or four more losers for us."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "It's the scripts, L.B. Bad pictures, bad directors --"
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Bad with you, good with others."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "No, listen to me L.B., I have been BEGGING YOU -- begging you for a good script. Now you've always given me my share of bad movies because you knew I'd make them work. Well I can't keep doing it, L.B.."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "Listen with your ears and not with your pride. With me, feeling is more important than money. You're a great star. You're Hollywood royalty. But styles change. You'll leave. We have 'creative differences'. Other studios will think they're smarter than L.B., they'll try to finesse me. You'll be offered two, three, four films. You may even get a hit."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Will you be sorry then?"
  • (Howard Da Silva) "I'm sorry now. But here there's no feeling, no hope. New faces, new voices, breath of fresh air, who knows. Don't do this to yourself."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I'll have my maid and studio people clear out my bungalow. I've got a lot of years to collect."
  • (Howard Da Silva) "It's done, Joan. They've packed your things, they're loading your car."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "You mean everybody already knows?"
  • (Howard Da Silva) "That we parted friends because we didn't agree."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "Will you walk me to my car?"
  • (Faye Dunaway) ""Hollywood royalty"."

Diana Scarwid as Christina Crawford

  • (Diana Scarwid) "I came in and I found her like this. You think she needs an ambulance?"
  • (Rutanya Alda) "She doesn't need an ambulance. She's drunk."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "You were very, very bad to wake Mommie up like that. VERY naughty. I told you, Mommie has to be beautiful today. This afternoon, she has to see MISTER MAYER. Today is so important. You are thoughtless and selfish. You must learn to think about other people. You are bad, bad spoiled children."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Jesus Christ."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Understand. The first word I ever heard out of any of you was that word, understand. There'll be time enough to understand when I'm old, if I ever am old. Oh, but not now."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "There's a liquor store to the right."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "I should've know you'd know where to find the boys and the booze."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Oh Mommie. I always loved you so. It's over. The Pain. There's no more pain. You're free. Free. Oh Mommie --"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "How are you, Miss Bennett?"
  • (Jocelyn Brando) "God, call me Barbara. They're teaching you some fancy manners at Chadwick."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's not ALL they've been teaching her."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Oh yes, it was thrilling. I'm so grateful to you all -- my WONderful fans, who made me a star. Oh yes. It was thrilling. I'm so grateful to you all. My WON-der-ful fans, who made ME a star -- MOMMIE?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "My babies. Someone stole both my babies."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's good, darling. They were thoughtless, selfish, spoiled children; now they won't wake you up when you need your rest."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "My babies. Someone stole both my babies."
  • (Faye Dunaway) "That's good, darling. They were thoughtless, selfish, spoiled children. Now they won't wake you up when you need your rest."

Carolyn Coates as Vera

  • (Carolyn Coates) "Swell. This is really swell."
  • (Tony) "Vera --"
  • (Carolyn Coates) "I'm going to tell. Oh, I am, I am going to TELL."

Rutanya Alda as Carol Ann

  • (Rutanya Alda) "Your mother's been practicing and practicing. You know how perfect she always wants to be. Well this time, she must be perfect. Do you understand?"
  • (Diana Scarwid) "She wants everything to be perfect."
  • (Rutanya Alda) "Chris- tina. Tina."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Carol-Ann."
  • (Rutanya Alda) "My little Tina. She always loved you so very much, Christina."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "I need to believe that. I need so much to be able to believe that now."
  • (Rutanya Alda) "She did."

Harry Goz as Alfred Steele

Xander Berkeley as Christopher

  • (Xander Berkeley) "As usual, she has the last word."
  • (Diana Scarwid) "Does she?"

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