Comrade X (1940)
Vanya: The communists have ideas. But they found out you can't run a government with everybody going around having ideas. So what is happening, the communists are being executed so that Communism should succeed.
Mac Thompson: You can't have a revolution in a country where the people love hot dogs and boogie-woogie.
Mac Thompson: What, uh, what are they singing?
Vanya: Same thing they always sing in prison: "We are Free."
Mac Thompson: I, uh, I got a confession to make. I lied to you.
Theodora: What about?
Mac Thompson: The USA. It ain't a spiritual desert. Say, it's pie a la mode, two-pants suits and the home of the brave, Pike's Peak and Coney Island.
Mac Thompson: You're just like all the other Russians I know. They're hanging upside down from chandeliers throwing rocks at each other and for a penny they'll set fire to their pants.
Opening title: [Prologue] Russia: The never never land of steppes, samovars, and spies - beards, bears, bombs, and borscht - where anything can happen - and usually does - almost.
Jane Wilson: Probably the government's decided that from now on all foreign correspondents must be blindfolded and lead around by seeing-eye dogs.
British World Press Attendee: Ha-ha-ha.
Jane Wilson: 'Anything to keep the truth out' is their motto.
Emil Von Hofer: Please, Miss Wilson, do not speak for me. I am not complaining against the Russian government.
Jane Wilson: My dear Van Hofer, a German journalist is not in the position of complaining against the absence of truth anywhere.
British World Press Attendee: Quite you are, Miss!
Emil Von Hofer: [Offended] Excuse me!
British World Press Attendee: With pleasure, old boy.
Vanya: Excuse me, Mr. Thompson, how soon can I talk to you alone?
Mac Thompson: You'll have to wait until we're alone, Vanya.
Theodora: Why did you do this to me, Mac?
Mac Thompson: Why does a man lie to a woman?... because he loves her.
Jane Wilson: You can trust me, Mac. I won't let on to the bride what a rat you are. That she must find out for herself!
Theodora: [to Mac] You are the first American I have ever met with a soul. It has a strange effect on me.
Vanya: [Yawning in prison] Oh, I'd like to get some sleep before I die.
Mac Thompson: [referring to Vanya] If he's Comrade X, I'll eat the kremlin without sauce!
Mac Thompson: Ever hear of the Brooklyn Dodgers?
Mac Thompson: They get murdered every day.
Theodora: Murdered? What for?
Mac Thompson: For making some little errors.
Theodora: There must be a revolution soon in America.
Mac Thompson: No, you can't have a revolution with people who believe in hot dogs and boogie woogie.
Vanya: Well, there's some good news and some bad news. Last week all the towels were stolen. But on the other hand the water wasn't running so nobody needed the towels. Everything balances.
Mac Thompson: Hello, honeybun. Miss me?
Jane Wilson: No, I can always go to the zoo when you're away.
Mac Thompson: Oh, I've got rivals, huh?
Theodora: [describing the crew of the Russian tank] Pilot, co-pilot, co-copilot, co-co-co-pilot.
Michael Bastakoff: [Referring to the assassination of his predecessor] How quickly fortune changes when we help it a little!
Mac Thompson: [Sarcastically to Theodore and her father] You know, it's gonna be kinda tough to surrender to these people. You got to catch 'em first.
Mac Thompson: Yes? What's that? Germany has what? Tanks, huh? When? I see. Thanks.
[hangs up and turns to the others in the room:]
Mac Thompson: Germany has just declared war on Russia! Ten tank division just moved into the Ukraine!
[This event actually happened seven months later]