Quotations From CURTIS SIODMAK


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  • That's Paul's great weapon, words. He uses them like other men use their fists.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Wesley Rand (James Ellison), I Walked with a Zombie, warning Betsy to stay away from his half-brother (1942). Based on an original story by Inez Wallace.
  • A man of conviction is often more to be desired than a man of experience.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Edwin L. Marin. Russian representative, Invisible Agent, arguing to the council that Frank Raymond should be sent on the secret mission (1942). Suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...
  • Every country we conquer feeds us. And these are just a few of the good things we'll have when this war is over.... Slaves working for us everywhere while we sit back with a fork in our hands and a whip on our knees.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Edwin L. Marin. Oberst Karl Heiser (J. Edward Bromberg), Invisible Agent (1942). As he is unpacking supper at Maria's. Heiser is an SS man, and supper consists of expensive food items, each one from a conquered country suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...

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  • I entered into their ceremonies. I pretended I was possessed by their gods.... The drums, the chanting, the lights. I heard a voice speaking in the sudden silence. My voice. I was speaking to the houngan. I was possessed.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Mrs. Reed, I Walked with a Zombie, explaining how she became a voodoo priestess (1942). Based on an original story by Inez Wallace.

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  • Don't worry about a sugar planter. Give him a horse and he'll ride to his own funeral.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Jacques Tourneur. Mrs. Rand, I Walked with a Zombie, to Betsy, who is afraid that Wesley is too drunk to ride home (1942). Based on an original story by Inez Wallace.

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  • Weapons are created to be used. There's no place for the weak on this earth.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter. Edwin L. Marin. Conrad Stauffer (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), Invisible Agent, trying to get Frank Raymond to sell him the invisibility formula (1942). Suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...
  • You Nazis! I pity the devil when you boys start arriving in bunches.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Edwin L. Marin. Frank Raymond (Jon Hall), Invisible Agent (1942). The invisible Raymond speaking to the condemned Heiser in his prison cell. Suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...
  • It's good for you to see your friends arrested. It hardens you. There's no place in our New Order for sentimentalists.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Edwin L. Marin. Conrad Stauffer (Sir Cedric Hardwicke), Invisible Agent (1942). To Maria, who has just seen Heiser arrested. Suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...
  • Insane? He is not insane. He simply wants to die.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Roy William Neill. Maleva (Maria Ouspenskaya), Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, explaining the tormented Lawrence Talbot's obsession with death (1942).
  • People who live in transparent bodies shouldn't be so suspicious.
    Curtis Siodmak (1902-1988), German screenwriter, and Edwin L. Marin. Maria Sorenson (Ilona Massey), Invisible Agent (1942). To Frank Raymond at the end of the movie. Suggested by "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells; Curtis Siodmak [sic]...

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