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Von Ryan's Express (1965) Poster

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Maj. Eric Fincham: [Final lines voiceover] I once told you, Ryan, if only one gets out, it's a victory.

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Sergeant Bostick: [referring to Fincham and the Britsh] It took 200 years to turn out these men, Sergeant. It took me 90 days.

Sergeant Bostick: They;re nuts, sir.

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Maybe so, but it's their ball game.

Private Ames: And we're still shut out!

Corporal Giannini: We did that good with just a sergeant!

Private Ames: Now we got us a bird-colonel.

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: A bird colonel outranks a bird brain... clear?

Corporal Giannini: [contemtuously after Ryan walks away] Bird is right... chicken!

Sergeant Bostick: OK, OK, now we know we're on our own.

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Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Major, you will order the men to strip.

[pause]

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Major, I said "strip." Get it? All clothes, off. Naked.

[Major turns around]

Maj. Eric Fincham: [Yelling] Parade...

[his voice drops]

Maj. Eric Fincham: strip.

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Maj. Eric Fincham: You'll get your Iron Cross now, "Von" Ryan!

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Maj. Eric Fincham: It would take you too long to strangle a man Colonel. The average Nazi would get impatient while you were doing it.

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Costanzo: [to Gabriella, obviously the mistress of the Nazi Von Klemment] Um... uh... What on Earth are you doing here, my child?

Maj. Eric Fincham: [amazed at his naiivety] Oh, Padre, you are priceless!

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Capt. Oriani: He says you are no gentleman, colonel.

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Only by an act of Congress.

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Sergeant Bostick: I once told you Ryan, if only one gets out, it's a victory.

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Maj. Eric Fincham: If you crab this, the Germans won't have to kill you; I'll do it myself.

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Maj. Eric Fincham: [after Ryan spares Battaglia] You fool! You soft-headed sentimental fool!

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: That's privilege of rank.

Maj. Eric Fincham: Damn your rank!

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Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: [to Orde, who is guarding Von Klemment] Lieutenant, if he wiggles, put a hole in him.

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Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Captain Costanzo, I said strip off all your clothes.

Costanzo: Sorry, sir, but I take being a member of the cloth literally.

[the men laugh]

Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: I bow to your convictions, Captain.

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