"It's quiet, a little too quiet."

We have all heard this famous line being used in many movies.

What was the first movie to use this popular phrase?

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    I would appreceate some feedback on why the downvotes? I think this is a valid question about movies and it could help other users as well.
    – Plexus
    Aug 28, 2017 at 11:08
  • TBH, I fully expected this would be a dupe of an existing question. It doesn't actually appear to be. Maybe that's why? [I didn't dv btw]
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 28, 2017 at 11:31
  • I searched it, there wasn't anything about it, so I asked and honestly didn't expect the downvotes at all, I think it's an interesting question
    – Plexus
    Aug 28, 2017 at 11:37
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    There's a whole page on it at TV Tropes. I guess the points will go to the first person to nail which of those examples is the earliest ;-)
    – Tetsujin
    Aug 28, 2017 at 11:39
  • @Tetsujin That's why I would love if TV Tropes organized its info by date...
    – LeonX
    Aug 28, 2017 at 13:37

1 Answer 1


According to "TVTropes"

Said word for word in Drums Along the Mohawk, right before the Tories launch their final assault on the fort

Drums Along the Mohawk is a film from 1939, which is later than "The Lucky Texan" mentioned by Leigh in a comment (1934)

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    That was a quick answer. A little too quick.
    – SDH
    Sep 18, 2018 at 18:33
  • @SDH I see what you did there :) I looked through other tropes but none were as early as this one, even Gone with the Wind is mentioned there but it is roughly the same time frame as the Drums Along the Mohawk
    – m1gp0z
    Sep 18, 2018 at 18:35
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    That was strictly a joke, not a criticism. :)
    – SDH
    Sep 18, 2018 at 18:44

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