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Funny movie quotes from 5 Fingers

Funny movie quotes from 5 Fingers starring James Mason, Michael Rennie

It’s kind of strange to find funny movie quotes from a very serious spy movie set in World War II – but here we go!

Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): Why did you leave Warsaw?
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): Bombs were falling. I felt I was in the way.
Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): And why did you come here? You and your late husband had lived so long in England.
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): I did not consider being bombed in London more attractive than being bombed in Warsaw.


Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): You could have counted on our protection.
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): I understand you’re protecting all of my estates and possessions in Poland. Who has them?
Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): Field Marshall Goering, I believe.
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): Many of our German friends before the War would come as our guests to hunt wild pigs. I refused to invite Goering. I couldn’t tolerate Goering killing a wild pig. It seemed too much like brother killing brother.


Ulysses Diello (James Mason): [to Moyzisch] … and please don’t have me followed. You Germans have no talent for it. You keep wanting to get ahead of the people you follow.


Ulysses Diello (James Mason): So many more people go into German embassies than come out. I’ve often wondered what attraction could keep them there so long.


L. C. Moyzisch (Oskar Karlweis): Cicero?
Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): The name is the personal choice of Herr Ribbentrop.
L. C. Moyzisch (Oskar Karlweis): Has it any significance, sir?
Count Franz Von Papen (John Wengraf): None that I know of. Except the surprising fact that Herr Ribbentrop has even heard of Cicero.


Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): Unfortunately, I have a dinner engagement. But he’s an undersecretary and used to waiting.
Ulysses Diello (James Mason): Any particular undersecretary, madam?
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): Undersecretaries are never particular. Perhaps that’s why they take me to dinner.
Ulysses Diello (James Mason): It’s far more likely that in madam’s presence they feel like ambassadors.


Colin Travers (Michael Rennie): I’m probably just a gossip at that. Maybe that’s why I like my work. Counter espionage is the highest form of gossip.


Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): Do you have a nationality, Diello?
Ulysses Diello (James Mason): Most people are born somewhere.
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): You’re not a native Englishman. What are you?
Ulysses Diello (James Mason): Albanian… English by adoption.
Countess Anna Staviska (Danielle Darrieux): You’re the only Albanian I’ve ever known.
Ulysses Diello (James Mason): You know one, you know them all.

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