In a Lonely Place (1950) Poster

Art Smith: Mel Lippman



  • Mel Lippmann : What does it matter what I think? I'm the guy who tried to talk Selznick out of doing "Gone with the Wind"!

  • Laurel Gray : Why can't he be like other people?

    Mel Lippmann : Like other people - would you have liked him? You knew he was dynamite - he has to explode sometimes! Years ago, I tried to make him go and see a psychiatrist. I thought he'd kill me! Always violent. Well it's as much a part of him as the color of his eyes, the shape of his head. He's Dix Steele. And if you want him, you've gotta take it all, the good with the bad. I've taken it for 20 years and I'd do it again.

  • Mel Lippmann : [to Laurel about Dix]  You knew he was dynamite. He has to explode sometimes.

  • Mel Lippmann : It's much easier to get people's names into the papers than to keep them out.

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