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The Night of the Generals (1967) Poster

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Inspector Morand: But, murder is the occupation of Generals.

Major Grau: Then let us say what is admirable on the large scale is monstrous on the small. Since we must give medals to mass murderers, why not give justice to the small... entrepreneur.

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Inspector Morand: Welcome, Colonel Grau, to the spider's web.

Major Grau: How did you know it was me?

Inspector Morand: What other German Colonel would enter unannounced?

Major Grau: Any SS Colonel would.

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General von Seidlitz-Gabler: [to Morand] I've always felt that even in war, gentlemen, though they may be on opposing sides, still have much in common. It was everyone's misfortune that Hitler was not a gentleman.

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General Tanz: It's like the natural functions. Revolting, but inevitable.

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General von Seidlitz-Gabler: Patience is one the few virtues that I possess.

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Liesowski: But what happens if the murderer really is a general?

Major Grau: What happens? Well, justice is blind, my dear Inspector. Justice cannot see the red stripe or the gold braid, but justice can sometimes hear the cry of a murdered woman.

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Major Grau: That maniac is blowing up half the city!

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Major Grau: I have a zealous nature, Sir, I can't help it.

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Field Marshal Rommel: I am a traitor - a traitor to a madman.

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General Tanz: [outside Maxim's] An adequate restaurant, very clean.

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General Tanz: [to Hartmann] I don't want to have to blow your handsome head to pieces.

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Liesowski: Her name was Kupiecka. Maria Kupiecka.

Captain Engel: Kupiecka? Oh, yes, she was a prostitute. And a good friend to us!

Liesowski: She was also a German agent.

Major Grau: Killed by a Polish patriot?

Liesowski: Providing the Polish patriot was also a sexual degenerate.

Major Grau: Patriotism has been known to have its vicious side.

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