The Son of Monte Cristo (1940)
Edmund Dantes Jr.: I'm worn out climbing in and out of windows and up and down chimneys. It'll be such a relief to go through an ordinary door again.
Opening crawl: Menaced by more powerful nations, the country of Lichtenburg - tiny but proud - is known as the Jewel of the Balkans. Steeped in the ancient traditions of romance and chivalry, her people hold unswerving loyalty to the throne - on which now sits the young Grand Duchess Zona, who rules under the sinister shadow of one man, General Gurko Lanen.
Colonel Zimmerman: Turnkey! Bring out the prisoner William Gluck.
Turnkey: Yes, Colonel.
Turnkey: Come out!
William Gluck: I thought you were in a hurry to get me in.
Colonel Zimmerman: If you value your life, give us the names of your accomplices!
William Gluck: I don't value it that highly.
Gen. Gurko Lanen: Gluck, that was your second mistake. Men like you never realize I can rule you collectively because I can master you individually.
Innkeeper: After great effort, I, Hercules Schneider, have found you the only carriage in Petsh. Of course, the horses may not be the best in the world...
Countess Mathilde: Can they walk?
Innkeeper: Oh, yes, Madam!
Countess Mathilde: That's all that's necessary. Point them to Paris and start them moving.
Innkeeper: Tonight, madam?
Countess Mathilde: Certainly, tonight!
Innkeeper: But it's dark!
Countess Mathilde: You don't say. It usually is at night.
[In the catacombs, General Lanen finds the Resistance hideout deserted. A table has been set with several well-dressed skeletons sitting in chairs around it. A message has been written in chalk on the table top]
Message: Baron Von Neuhof and I regret not being present to receive you in person but you should feel perfectly at home in such company - The Torch.
Gen. Gurko Lanen: The Torch! Whoever he is, this 'Torch' is dangerous. He has a sense of humor.
Guard: Who are you?
Edmund Dantes Jr.: My friend here will introduce me.
[he brandishes his sword and the fight begins]
Edmund Dantes Jr.: [to Gurko Lanen] I fear your fall will be as spectacular as your rise!
Gen. Gurko Lanen: The power of diplomacy lies in the fact that the people never discover the truth until it's too late.