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Old 11-17-2001, 12:28 PM
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Here's the quote: "When you speak of this, and you will- be kind."

My husband has looked on several movie quote sites and could only find that it apparently is originally from the movie Tea and Sympathy, spoken by Deborah Kerr. However, he has never seen that movie and swears that the quote was used in another movie. I'm thinking that maybe the quote he remembers is, "When you think of this, and you will- be kind." I'm not sure, though, and the quote does seem familiar.

Any ideas about where else this line was quoted? Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:39 PM
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Deborah Kerr said it and dramatist Robert Anderson wrote it in Tea and Sympathy
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:45 PM
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Familiar with Kids in the Hall?

"Leslie the Vampire Fag" said it to Brad ("who's not a queer") right before he got Brad to exchange oral sex for beer.

Quote:
Mark: When you speak of this, and I know you will, be kind?

Scott: Yeah, right, I ain't tellin' no one.

Mark: Deal, sure, whatever!
Here's a link to the transcript.

I'm positive that it's not the origin of the quote but maybe you are remembering it from here, not Tea and Sympathy.
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Old 11-17-2001, 12:45 PM
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Certainly you are not thinking of

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Old 11-17-2001, 01:06 PM
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ZipperJJ, I am familiar with KITH, but I don't think my husband is.

Kniz, your link didn't work for me.

Thanks anyway!
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Old 11-17-2001, 01:20 PM
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The play was early than the movie, so other movies could have borrowed the line.
http://students.hamilton.edu/2000/rjewett/pacific.html
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But Deborah Kerr's talents were not limited to films; she was equally impressive on the stage. In 1953 she departed Hollywood for Broadway, where she created the role of the neglected, lonely and compassionate Laura Reynolds in Robert Anderson's drama TEA AND SYMPATHY (her performance is preserved in the 1956 film). Offering herself to an anxious young man, Kerr delivered one of the immortal curtain lines in theater history: "Years from now, when you talk about this -- and you will -- be kind."
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Old 11-17-2001, 02:03 PM
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Try this, but now you will have to hunt for it. If that doesn't work put The Suicide Club in Google.
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Old 11-18-2001, 04:25 AM
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It became quite a famous line, and I think may pop up in a number of other works, as a campy joke line.

The whole deal with the orginal Tea and Sympathy is that the Deborah Kerr character is a teacher's wife. A sensitive student at the stuffy all-boys school is suspected of being gay, and is tormented for it, and by his own self-doubts.

Although her role is supposed to be merely that of providing T&S, she decides to offer her own body, so he will realise he ain't gay at all. The line quoted is the curtain line, said as she starts to unbutton her cardigan, in a very dignified Deborah Kerr manner.

The whole concept is laughable today, but back in 1948 or 1950 was jaw-dropping in its boldness. The play was a hit.

I wouldn't be surprised if it surfaces in Boys In The Band but that's just a guess.

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Old 11-18-2001, 04:27 AM
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oops - 1953.
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Old 11-19-2001, 09:26 AM
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Geez, doesn't Kevin Costner say it in "Bull Durham", when he tells the opposing batter what Nuke is going to throw? He's trying to teach Nuke a lesson about ignoring his (Kevin, the catcher's) signals...
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