The Mole People (1956)
Dr. Roger Bentley: [examining a humanoid skeleton] And this one died as a result of a blow from a heavy blunt instrument.
Dr. Jud Bellamin: That's a sign of higher civilization.
Dr. Roger Bentley: Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty.
Dr. Roger Bentley: Adel, do you believe, as your king believes, that I'm one of their gods?
Adad: No, my lord. Our gods are always angry and give orders. You smile.
Dr. Jud Bellamin: [sarcastically] Why don't we just give up and apply for Sumerian citizenship?
Dr. Roger Bentley: I don't like mushrooms.
Dr. Jud Bellamin: Oh, now, don't complain, Rog. Last night we had cave rat for dinner.
Dr. Roger Bentley: The thing that impresses me the most is the complete and utter silence. You can almost hear it.
Dr. Roger Bentley: D'y'ever hear of anyone smoking dried mushrooms?
Dr. Roger Bentley: It's the light! Their eyes can't tolerate the light!
Dr. Jud Bellamin: In this thin air it's possible to imagine anything.
Dr. Roger Bentley: Jud, come here. Take a look at this.
Dr. Jud Bellamin: Claw marks! Maybe a hand. There're four cuts.
Dr. Roger Bentley: Some hand. Whoever it was needs a manicure.
Elinu, the High Priest: And that is not all. The king has shown weakness and poor judgement. He believes in the divinity of these intruders. Dealing with the divine is OUR office. If we abandon the smallest particle of it to outsiders, our position will soon come to naught.
Priest: But, are these outsiders not divine?
Elinu, the High Priest: No, they are mortal. Do they not eat when they are hungry? Do they not sleep when they are weary? When the guards attacked them, did not their faces show the fears of mortal men?
Priest: But, do they not possess the power of heaven?
Elinu, the High Priest: Aah. The cylinder they carry possesses it. If you had that cylinder, or you, or you, you could use it too. And if it is the power of heaven, is it not we who should possess it, and use it to control the beasts of the dark, the people and... yes, if need be, even a faltering king himself? You will therefore follow these intruders wherever they may go, and bring me that cylinder.