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"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 '17 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] – disassociated Aug 28 '17 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 '17 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 ;-) – disassociated Aug 28 '17 at 11:39
  • @Tetsujin That's why I would love if TV Tropes organized its info by date... – LeonX Aug 28 '17 at 13:37
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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 '18 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 '18 at 18:35
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    That was strictly a joke, not a criticism. :) – SDH Sep 18 '18 at 18:44

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