Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, and Raymond Burr in Pitfall (1948, dir. André de Toth) (via Alain Silver’s Film Noir)
"Life is a betrayal. And sometimes you betray yourself too, you know. Let’s have the guts to admit it. There isn’t anybody born here lately who didn’t play dirty sometime, somewhere in his life. So why do you hide it? Truth, honesty, that’s my key [to] filmmaking."
-André de Toth, quoted in A Personal Journey through American Movies with Martin Scorsese (1995)

Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, and Raymond Burr in Pitfall (1948, dir. André de Toth) (via Alain Silver’s Film Noir)

"Life is a betrayal. And sometimes you betray yourself too, you know. Let’s have the guts to admit it. There isn’t anybody born here lately who didn’t play dirty sometime, somewhere in his life. So why do you hide it? Truth, honesty, that’s my key [to] filmmaking."

-André de Toth, quoted in A Personal Journey through American Movies with Martin Scorsese (1995)