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Comrade X (1940) Poster

(1940)

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Mac Thompson: What, uh, what are they singing?

Vanya: Same thing they always sing in prison: "We are Free."

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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.

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Theodora: [describing the crew of the Russian tank] Pilot, co-pilot, co-copilot, co-co-co-pilot.

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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.

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Mac Thompson: You can't have a revolution in a country where the people love hot dogs and boogie-woogie.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Theodora: Why did you do this to me, Mac?

Mac Thompson: Why does a man lie to a woman?... because he loves her.

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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!

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Theodora: [to Mac] You are the first American I have ever met with a soul. It has a strange effect on me.

[They kiss]

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Michael Bastakoff: [Referring to the assassination of his predecessor] How quickly fortune changes when we help it a little!

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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.

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Vanya: [Yawning in prison] Oh, I'd like to get some sleep before I die.

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Mac Thompson: [referring to Vanya] If he's Comrade X, I'll eat the kremlin without sauce!

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