RHETT BUTLER's Gone With The Wind line "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" has topped an in depth new poll to find America's best-loved movie quote.

The words, uttered by Clark Gable to Vivien Leigh in the 1939 epic, topped the American Film Institute's list of best quotes from US movies.

The line beat two classic quotes from Marlon Brando from The Godfather and ON THE WATERFRONT.

Casablanca was the most popular movie on the 100-strong list, with six lines, including the often mis-quoted "Play it, Sam. Play AS TIME GOES BY" at number 28.

The top 10 is:

1. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" - RHETT BUTLER (CLARK GABLE) in GONE WITH THE WIND

2. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse" - DON CORLEONE (MARLON BRANDO) in THE GODFATHER

3. "I coulda been a contender" - Terry Malloy (MARLON BRANDO) in ON THE WATERFRONT

4. "Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore" - DOROTHY GALE (Judy Garland) in The Wizard of Oz

5. "Here's looking at you, kid" - RICK BLAINE (Humphrey Bogart) in CASABLANCA

6. "Go ahead, make my day" - HARRY CALLAHAN (corr) (Clint Eastwood) in SUDDEN IMPACT

7. "All right, Mr DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up" - NORMA DESMOND (Gloria Swanson) in Sunset Boulevard

8. "May the Force be with you" - HAN SOLO (Harrison Ford) in Star Wars

9. "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night" - Margo Channing (Bette Davis) in All About Eve

10. "You talking to me?" - TRAVIS BICKLE (Robert De Niro) in Taxi Driver

22/06/2005 21:26