Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
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Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. (Character)
from "The Paper Chase" (1978)

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The Paper Chase (1973)
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: You teach yourselves the law, but I train your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush; you leave thinking like a lawyer.

Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Mr. Hart, here is a dime. Take it, call your mother, and tell her there is serious doubt about you ever becoming a lawyer.
James T. Hart: [pause, as he is leaving the room] You... are a son of a bitch, Kingfield!
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Mr. Hart! That is the most intelligent thing you've said today. You may take your seat.

[first lines]
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Mr. Hart, would you recite for us the facts of Hawkins versus McGee?
[looks up]
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: I do have you name right? You are "Mr. Hart"?
James T. Hart: [mumbles] Yes, my name's Hart.
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: You're not speaking loud enough, Mr. Hart. Will you speak up?
James T. Hart: Yes, my name's Hart.
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Mr. Hart, you're still not speaking loud enough. Will you stand? Speak louder, Mr. Hart! Fill the room with your intelligence!

James T. Hart: Professor Kingsfield?
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Yes?
James T. Hart: I just wanted to say that I truly enjoyed your class.
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: That's fine, that's fine.
James T. Hart: What I mean is, you have really meant something to me, and your class has truly meant something to me.
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: What is your name?
James T. Hart: Hart.
Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Thank you, Mr. Hart. Thank you very much.


"The Paper Chase: War of the Wonks (#2.12)" (1984)
Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: [after giving instructions for the next issue of the Law Review while apparently oblivious to Golden's car in the middle of the office] Oh, and Golden...
Gerald Golden: Yes, Professor?
Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.: Your left front tire needs air.