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President Rufus Daggett (Character)
from The Absent Minded Professor (1961)

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Son of Flubber (1963)
Professor Ned Brainard: [speaking to Daggett about his meeting at Washington] Things aren't quite as simple as I hoped they'd be.
Alonzo Hawk: So they gave you the ol' dipsy-do, huh? They really sandbagged you. They hung your hide up on the barn door to dry.
President Rufus Daggett: Professor, am I to assume something has gone amiss?
Professor Ned Brainard: Well...
President Rufus Daggett: But I thought they were delighted with your discovery.
Professor Ned Brainard: Oh, they are. It's just... Well, it's a little hard to explain.
Alonzo Hawk: May I?
[walks up to Brainard and Daggett]
Alonzo Hawk: Allow me to boil it down for you gentlemen, and you'll be sure if I get it straight?
[to Brainard]
Alonzo Hawk: Number one: the boys in Washington latched onto your little discovery so you can't sell it anywhere else.
[Brainard nods slowly]
Alonzo Hawk: Number two: they're not about to give you any money until they think it over. Number three: meantime, you've got no money. How am I doing?
[Brainard nods again]
Alonzo Hawk: Number four: somebody'd better lay 350,000 clams on the barrel-head, first of the month by 9AM, to pay off the short-term loan made to this college by the Auld Lang Syne Insurance and Loan Company, or else, exactly at 9:03, a fleet of bulldozers owned by the Auld Lang Syne Demolition and Wrecking Company will start rolling through those hallowed gates and start flattening these ivy-covered walls in all directions. Period! End of story! Very sad. But, uh, personally, I'm crazy about it.
President Rufus Daggett: I can't believe you'd do a thing like that, Mr. Hawk.
Alonzo Hawk: Oh, you can't?
President Rufus Daggett: No.
Alonzo Hawk: Well, boys, it looks like I'm calling the tune again. Anybody care to dance?