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Mary Debenham (Character)
from Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

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Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Hercule Poirot: Forgive me, Miss Debenham, I must be brief. You met Colonel Arbuthnott and fell in love with each other in Baghdad. Why must the English conceal even their most impeccable emotions?
Mary Debenham: To answer your observations in order: of course, yes, yes, and I don't know.

[first lines]
Ferry conductor: Your ticket, please.
Mary Debenham: Oh, yes.
Ferry conductor: Welcome aboard, Miss Debenham.
Mary Debenham: Thank you.

Mary Debenham: [observing Poirot after he sneezed] What a funny little man!
Colonel Arbuthnott: Obviously a frog.


"Agatha Christie's Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express (#12.3)" (2010)
Mary Debenham: You said of the woman in Istanbul that she knew the rules of her culture and knew what breaking them would mean. So did Cassetti.
Hercule Poirot: [harshly] And so do you!
Mary Debenham: When you've been denied justice... you are incomplete. It feels that God has abandoned you in a stark place. I asked God... I think we all did... what we should do, and he said do what is right. And I thought if I did, it would make me complete again.
Hercule Poirot: [coldly] And are you?
Mary Debenham: [long pause, then] But I did what was right.

Hercule Poirot: [to Mary Debenham, who has refused to ansswer his question claiming she is "not at liberty" to do so] At liberty? Mademoiselle, you will give me a good answer, or when the Yugoslav police arrive you will not *be* at liberty! Now give me an answer!
Xavier Bouc: Steady on, Poirot!
Mary Debenham: I am not at liberty to tell you!
[she starts to get up and leave]
Hercule Poirot: Mademoiselle, do not cross me!

Mary Debenham: You know nothing, monsieur! You don't touch her!
Hercule Poirot: [softly] Shall I tell you what I know? Huh, Mademoiselle Debenham, shall I?