"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, July 6, 2012

Girl of the Day - Janet Leigh

Born in 1927, Janet Leigh is probably best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.   But to me her best work was as the understanding girlfriend of Frank Sinatra in The Manchurian Candidate.    Here's the great train scene where they meet: -- some of the best dialogue ever:

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