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Richard Collier (Character)
from Somewhere in Time (1980)

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Somewhere in Time (1980)
Richard Collier: This is not for a play, Miss Roberts. This is something very personal.
[shows her the pocketwatch]
Laura Roberts: Where did you get that?
Richard Collier: Well, she gave it to me, ma'am. At the opening of a play I wrote eight years ago at Millfield College.
Laura Roberts: That watch was very precious to her. She never- never left it out of her possession. It disappeared the night she died.
Richard Collier: She died that night?

[repeated line]
Richard Collier: See you around, Arthur.

Richard Collier: I owe you an apology. I understand you now. You have nothing but the best motives in mind for her, but so do I.

[first lines]
[various snippets in crowd chatter]
Richard Collier: I got some news. There was an agent in the house tonight, and he said he thinks this play might be good enough for Broadway.
[cheers from crowd]
Richard Collier: Fingers crossed, who knows? Come on, let's all have some cake.

Richard Collier: Please, don't leave. You have no idea how far I've come to be with you.

Richard Collier: Arthur, you know in the Hall of History, there's a photograph, a young woman. There's no nameplate.
Arthur Biehl: Yes, that's Elise McKenna. She was a famous actress in her day. Starred in a play in the hotel theater.
Richard Collier: I-I'm sorry. Did you say there was a theater here?
Arthur Biehl: Yes. Down by the lake.
Richard Collier: Really? When was this play done?
Arthur Biehl: 1912.

Elise McKenna: You will marry me won't you?
Richard Collier: [Richard coughs and splutters] Sorry
Elise McKenna: You won't?
[she asks rather worriedly]
Richard Collier: Sure, I Was just laughing at the way you asked that's all
Elise McKenna: For one moment there, I thought you had a wife and children back home somewhere
[she chuckles]
Richard Collier: Oh Elise