Background to Danger (1943)
Nikolai Zaleshoff: How did you know the gun wasn't loaded?
Joe Barton: By its weight.
Nikolai Zaleshoff: There might have been one bullet in it.
Joe Barton: That's the chance I had to take.
Nikolai Zaleshoff: YOU had to take?
Colonel Robinson: Curious touch of the grotesque: A dead man on the floor; a condemned man sitting before me; and a Strauss waltz as a funeral march. What could be more entertaining?
Nikolai Zaleshoff: Oh, you Americans, always in a hurry, hurry, business, business!
'Mac' McNamara: [Last lines Asking about Joe and Tamara] What are you going to do in Moscow?
Joe Barton: We're gonna cement Russian-American relations.
Colonel Robinson: They're taking you downstairs to the cellars. You'll be separated from this room by several meters of stonework, but I think I'll be able to hear your reactions to Capt. Mailler's persuasive methods.
Joe Barton: When you flop in your country you end up in a coffin.
Colonel Robinson: [To Rudick] In international diplomacy, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight line.
Joe Barton: There's a couple of numbers that won't do you any good. They're in Brooklyn.
Mailler: [Pointing a gun] Keep moving. Understand?
Joe Barton: [Reacting to the gun] That's on language I do understand.
Nikolai Zaleshoff: [Petulantly] I want some vodka! I WANT SOME VODKA!
Nikolai Zaleshoff: [to Joe] You're a marked man. You're wanted for murder.