Emeric Pressburger


Emeric Pressburger Quotes

  • ''I don't see what for French Canadians to go to defend a bunch of Poles. I don't get that at all. I don't see what they mean to us. And they all one kind government much same like the other.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Johnnie, the Trapper (Laurence Olivier), The 49th Parallel, learning that Canada is at war (1941). The character speaks in broken English becaue he is French Canadian.
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  • ''My father fight against you last time. We give you one good licking then and we do it again.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Johnnie, the Trapper (Laurence Olivier), The 49th Parallel, to commander of German soldiers who have taken over a Canadian trading post (1941). The character speaks in broken English becaue he is French Canadian.
  • ''So that's who you are. Nazis! Well, that explains everything. Your arrogance, your stupidity, your bad manners.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Philip Armstrong Scott (Leslie Howard), The 49th Parallel, upon learning the identities of the two men he had welcomed to his campfire (1941).
  • ''Well, I never would have believed that grown up men could behave like spiteful little schoolboys. Have I said something to annoy you? Then I forget, anything reasonable annoys you.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Philip Armstrong Scott (Leslie Howard), The 49th Parallel, to two German soldiers destroying a Picasso, a Matisse, and a manuscript of Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain (1941).
  • ''The ships we sank with women and children aboard. The lifeboats we shelled. Mmm ... we were good at that.''
    Emeric Pressburger (1902-1988), Hungarian screenwriter, and Rodney Ackland (b. 1908), British. Vogel (Nial McGinnis), The 49th Parallel, feeling remorse over what his fellow Germans have done in the war (1941).

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