Movie Wisdom – Dean Jones Edition

4 Sep

I read with great sadness about the death of Dean Jones. He was Disney’s go to guy for live action movies in the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the movies I saw in their first run, and others I saw in their second. Disney has always had a habit of releasing their movies to a new generation of audiences. Great marketing that is.

Anyway, Dean always played the mild-mannered lead who found himself in funny predicaments. At the end, he always fixed the issues and saved the day.

In honor of Dean Jones, here are words of wisdom that can be found in his films.Dean Jones

From Jailhouse Rock

Do unto others as they would do unto you, only do it first.

There comes a time when you gotta take a hand in things.

From That Darn Cat!

Lie down on the floor, there’s usually more air down there.

From Blackbeard’s Ghost

Beware all wenches.

From The Love Bug

Everything explains itself one way or the other.

Money serves to ease the pain.

From Beethoven

Words for parts of the body make very good names.

Dogs obey so much better than children.

From Clear and Present Danger

It’s always a friend who hates you most.


9 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Dean Jones Edition”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong September 4, 2015 at 01:47 #

    I will always think of him as the face of Disney “live people” movies.

    • Rick September 4, 2015 at 01:59 #

      He was in a ton of their live action stuff. I’ve seen a bunch more that did not have good quotes.

  2. spearfruit September 4, 2015 at 12:51 #

    I had forgotten about ‘The Love Bug’. That brings back some memories.

    • Rick September 5, 2015 at 04:25 #

      Herbie is a cool car.

  3. NotAPunkRocker September 4, 2015 at 16:31 #

    I’ve got to go watch Herbie now 😀

    • Rick September 5, 2015 at 04:26 #

      Herbie was the real star.

  4. Musings from a Tangled Mind September 5, 2015 at 10:02 #

    I really enjoyed him in The Ugly Dachshund. I read in an interview that he started his career playing nefarious characters in serious roles and later on (with Beethoven and such) that he enjoyed playing the “bad guys.” But I just always liked him better in the “good guy” roles myself.

    • Rick September 5, 2015 at 16:28 #

      I always thought of him as a good guy. Of course, that could be the Disney brainwashing.

      • Musings from a Tangled Mind September 5, 2015 at 16:47 #

        Me too! It was disheartening to see him in Beethoven! And his earlier work of course was not Disney related.

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