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Edward Douglas (Character)
from Island of Lost Souls (1932)

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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977)
Dr. Paul Moreau: How does a cell become enslaved to a form, to a destiny it can never change? Can we change that destiny?
Andrew Braddock: Should we?

Andrew Braddock: What kind of animals are on this island?
Montgomery: [Amused at the question] All kinds, Lad. All kinds.
[laughs]

Andrew Braddock: [to Moreau] What in the name of God are you doing?
Montgomery: Don't worry, Braddock. You'll get over it - just like I did!

Andrew Braddock: [to Moreau] No, no! You're the animal!


The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)
Edward Douglas: Are you a doctor?
Montgomery: Well, I'm more of a vet.

Dr. Moreau: Permit me Mr.Douglas, to tell you something of the Devil as I've come to know him. The Devil is that element in human nature, that impels us to destroy and debase.
Edward Douglas: And what are you about upon this island but destruction and debasement.
Dr. Moreau: Oh well, I can tell you very plainly...
[Majai interrupts by putting his foot on the dinner table to which Dr.Moreau reacts]
Dr. Moreau: No please, don't do that.
[Majai removes foot from table]
Dr. Moreau: For 17 years I have been striving to create a... some measure of refinement in the human species you see. And it is here, on this very island, that I sir, have found the very essence of the Devil.
Edward Douglas: What do you mean?
Dr. Moreau: I've seen the Devil, in my microscope and I have chained him, and I suppose you could say in a sense metaphorically speaking, I have cut him to pieces. The Devil, Mr.Douglas, I've found is nothing more than a tiresome collection of genes, and it is with great assurance that I can tell you, that Lucifer, Son of Morning is no more.

Hyena-Swine: Five-man... please... tell them... that I am God. Hmm?
[Hyena-Swine presses a button on Moreau's remote, causing many Beast People to collapse in pain]
Edward Douglas: You're right. You are... a god.
Sayer of the Law: No!
Hyena-Swine: Again.
Edward Douglas: You are a god. You're all gods.
Hyena-Swine: Tell them to obey me like they did the Father.
Edward Douglas: You all killed the Father. You all ate his flesh. So who is the new Father? Who is God Number One? Who should they obey? Him? Or him?
[indicating other members of Hyena-Swine's pack]
Edward Douglas: You see, there must be a God Number One.
[the Hyena-Swine roars in Douglas's face, then rears up and opens fire on his pack members]

Edward Douglas: [closing narration] This is a true record of what I saw. I set it down only leaving out the longitude and latitude of the island, as a warning to all who would follow in Moreau's footsteps. Most times, I keep the memory far in the back of my mind, a distant cloud. But there are times when the little cloud spreads, until it obscures the sky. And those times I look around at my fellow men and I am reminded of some likeness of the beast-people, and I feel as though the animal is surging up in them. And I know they are neither wholly animal nor wholly man, but an unstable combination of both. As unstable as anything Moreau created. And I go... in fear.


Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Ruth Thomas: [hearing chanting] What's that?
Dr. Moreau: The natives, they have a curious ceremony. Mr. Parker has witnessed it.
Ruth Thomas: Tell us about it, Edward.
Edward Parker: Oh, it's... it's nothing.
Dr. Moreau: They are restless tonight.

Edward Parker: Those poor things out there in the jungle. Those animals. They - They talk.
Dr. Moreau: That was my first great achievement. Articulate speech controlled by the brain. And it was a great achievement! Oh, it takes a long time and infinite patience to make them talk.
[Moreau gives an impish smile and a chuckle]
Dr. Moreau: Someday I will create a woman and it'll be easier.