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Island of Lost Souls (1932) Poster

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Dr. Moreau: What is the law?

Sayer of the Law: Not to eat meat, that is the law. Are we not men?

Beasts (in unison): Are we not men?

Dr. Moreau: What is the law?

Sayer of the Law: Not to go on all fours, that is the law. Are we not men?

Beasts (in unison): Are we not men?

Dr. Moreau: What is the law?

Sayer of the Law: Not to spill blood, that is the law. Are we not men?

Beasts (in unison): Are we not men?

Dr. Moreau: Mr. Parker, do you know what it means to feel like God?

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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.

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Dr. Moreau: She's never seen anything like him.

Mr. Montgomery: No?

Dr. Moreau: You and I don't count. The only reactions we get from her are fear and terror.

Mr. Montgomery: That's understandable.

Dr. Moreau: But how will she respond to Parker where there's no cause for fear? Will she be attracted? Is she capable of being attracted? Has she a woman's emotional impulses? I could scarcely hope for a chance like this short of London.

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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.

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Dr. Moreau: Did you see that, Montgomery? She was tender like a woman. Oh, how that little scene spurs the scientific imagination onward.

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Captain Donahue: That jungle don't look any too inviting.

Ruth Thomas: We must go on. We've got to find him.

Captain Donahue: All right. I'd just as soon leave it for somebody else to do. If there was anybody else here to do it.

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Captain Donahue: What kind of a place did you say this was, Doc?

Dr. Moreau: I didn't say.

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Captain Davies: Now men, stay sober! Any drinkin' to be done, I'll do it myself.

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Dr. Moreau: Have you forgotten the house of pain?

Sayer of the Law: You! You made us in the house of pain! You made us... things! Not men! Not beasts! Part man... part beast! Things!

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[last lines]

Mr. Montgomery: Don't look back!

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