When Worlds Collide (1951)
Sydney Stanton: Get me on board.
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: [the boarding ramp fence comes under attack] You were right, Mr. Stanton. You're a better judge of people than I am.
Sydney Stanton: Get me on board!
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: [Wheels Stanton away from the ramp]
Sydney Stanton: No! Hendron... what are you doing? Stop him! Hendron, what are you doing? No! Wait! Help!
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: [Uncovers and pulls a secret lever that closes the ark's hatch]
Eddie Garson: Dr. Hendron! Get on board... hurry! Get on board! Hold the gangplank! Dr. Hendron! Hold the ramp! Wait!
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: We're the extra fuel they might need, Stanton. The new world isn't for us. It's for the young.
Sydney Stanton: Your salvation doesn't interest me; mine does.
Dr. Emery Bronson: If our calculations prove to be correct, this will be the most frightening discovery of all time.
Sydney Stanton: Without me you would have been wiped out with the rest of them.
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: Before you opened your pocketbook, you tried to make this a personal enterprise, a private rocket ship for your own personal use. This project was started by real humanitarians, by Marsden and Spiro. They gave me their money with no strings attached. You're not here under any special license. You're always shouting for facts, not theories. Well, remember these facts: our chance of reaching the new world is as thin as your chance of ever becoming a humanitarian.
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: [Presumably he wrote this line on a banner hanging over the Space Ark camp] Waste anything except TIME. Time is our shortest material.
David Randall: Dr. Frye, how's your heart?
Dr. George Frye, Dean of Eastern School of Technology: [puzzled] Fine.
David Randall: [to Dr. Tony Drake] You invented those electrocardiograms for my benefit!
Narrator: [spoken over a shot of outer space] Needles in a heavenly haystack. There are more stars in the heavens than there are human beings on Earth. Through telescopes men of science constantly search the infinitesimal corners of our solar system seeking new discoveries, hoping to better understand the laws of the Universe. Observatories dedicated to the study of astronomy are set in high and remote places, but there is none more remote than Mt. Kenna Observatory in this part of South Africa.
Sydney Stanton: It's dog eat dog - the law of the jungle!
Dr. Emery Bronson: [handing him money] You will require this for expenses.
David Randall: [counting the money and finding it short] I'm supposed to get paid $1500 plus the expenses.
Dr. Emery Bronson: Hendron will pay you on delivery. Time is all that counts. The money doesn't matter at all.
David Randall: With me, doctor, money always matters.
Dr. Emery Bronson: Perhaps now, but the day may arrive when money won't mean anything, not to you... nor anyone.
David Randall: When that happens to me, I'll be six feet under.
[Randall is taken aback when Bronson just stares at him intently puffing on his pipe]
Eddie Garson: [Interrupting a meeting, one day before the end] I'm sorry, I'll come back later.
Dr. George Frye, Dean of Eastern School of Technology: No, no, Eddie, come right in. We can't put things off 'til later.
Eddie Garson: [Leaves his winning seat token on the desk] I just wanted to leave this for someone else to use.
[Turns and leaves the room]
Dr. George Frye, Dean of Eastern School of Technology: [Picks up the token, looks down at it, and speaks to Dr. Hendron] He has a girl: Julie Cummings. I guess he doesn't want to leave her.
Sydney Stanton: All right. I'm in here safe and sound. Go outside and read the magazines.
Sydney Stanton: What provisions have you made to protect us when the panic starts?
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: I haven't thought about it.
Sydney Stanton: I have. I don't deal in theories. I deal in realities. Ferris... Ferris!
Harold Ferris: Yes, sir.
Sydney Stanton: Bring in those boxes. I've brought enough rifles to stop a small army.
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: There won't be any panic in this camp.
Sydney Stanton: Oh, stop theorizing! Once the havoc is over, every mother's son remaining alive will try to get here and climb aboard our ship!
Dr. Cole Hendron, Astronomer at Cosmos Observatory: People are more civilized than that. They know only a handful can make the flight.
Sydney Stanton: You've spent too much time in the stars. You don't know anything about living. The law of the jungle... the human jungle. I do... I've spent my life at it! You don't know what your civilized people will do to cling to life. I do because I know I'd cling if I had to kill to do it. And so will you. We're the lucky ones... the handful with the chance to reach another world. And we'll use those guns... YOU'LL use them, Doctor, to keep your only chance to stay alive!