Mr. Cook: Mr. Mundy, this is more important than an individual person.
Alexander Mundy: Mr. Cook, nothing is more important than any individual person.
Mr. Cook: We are not asking you to betray the girl, simply to get her help to find out if Ryder is Ryder.
Alexander Mundy: And how do you propose I do that?
Noah Bain: Well, that should be fairly obvious. All you have to do is to take a picture of him.
Alexander Mundy: Oh, take a picture of him?
Noah Bain: That's right. Take a picture of him. He had an airplane crash in 1957. He has an identifiable scar.
Alexander Mundy: Where?
Noah Bain: Somewhere on the lower posterior.
Alexander Mundy: Terrific. All I have to do is catch Daniel K. Ryder body surfing au naturel.
Carl Kovacs: She's very fond of Alexander Mundy. I shouldn't want her upset in the event that something unfortunate should happen to Mr. Mundy.
Parnell Grady: Mr. Kovacs, if he's with the S.I.A...
Carl Kovacs: He's a convicted thief with a lifetime full of enemies. Of course, Grady, I hope it won't come to serious trouble, but if it does, we'll make sure it's Mr. Mundy's trouble.
Nina Gray: You are a thief. And Daniel Ryder is the richest man in the whole world. Expect me to believe you just dropped back into my life for auld lang syne?
Alexander Mundy: Since when is sentimentality a felony?
Nina Gray: Since you took it up.
Alexander Mundy: I did have designs on Ryder, and I was using you as the key. But I can't. You got to me.
Nina Gray: Oh, Al, don't go honest on me.
Alexander Mundy: I'm leveling with you. Now this is the hard part: I'm working for the United States Government.
Nina Gray: That's not possible.
Alexander Mundy: Do you remember all that room I had to swing? Well, I struck out. I work for Uncle now.
Nina Gray: What do you do for him?
Alexander Mundy: I'm an agent.
Nina Gray: I can't see you working for J. Edgar's Army.
Alexander Mundy: No, it's not the F.B.I. It's, uh, well, I still work as a thief, but it's under a different label. I'm telling you straight. Now you can either believe me or you can turn around and put the knife into me.