The Ten Commandments (1956)
Vincent Price: Baka
Lilia : Water, Noble One?
Baka : No, wine... the wine of beauty.
Lilia : What beauty can my lord find in these mud pits?
Baka : A lotus flower blooms in the Nile's gray mud. Dathan, she will do well as a house slave.
Lilia : Do not take me from my people! There would be danger.
Baka : Danger from such lovely hands?
Lilia : There are other hands strong enough to kill!
Baka : Our mud flower has a thorn.
Lilia : Oh, please, Lord Baka, I beg you!
Lilia : You are strange to the pits. Your back is unscarred.
Moses : You bring a warm smile with your cool water.
Lilia : My smile is for a stonecutter. The water is for you.
Moses : I thank you.
Lilia : Your voice is not strange. You are...
Moses : [Moses spoke very quickly, preventing Lilia from recognizing his voice] One of many who thirst.
Baka : You there! Come here!
Lilia : That is Baka, the master builder.
Moses : Does he call me or you?
Baka : You, water girl! I'm thirsty.
Lilia : He does not thirst for water.
Slave : Beauty is but a curse to our women.
Lilia : Joshua!
Joshua : Run, Lilia, run! The way is clear. The master builder will not follow.
Baka : Neither will you, stonecutter.
[Joshua tried to escape, running backwards, but was captured by Baka's guards]
Baka : Bind him between the columns! See that his arms are tightly stretched!
Egyptian guard : He'll cut him to pieces.
Baka : Now go after the girl. Don't come back without her.
Egyptian guard : We'll find her.
Baka : You foolish, stupid man. I would have kept her only a short while. She would have returned to you, shall we say, more worthy. Now to whom shall I return Lilia? You will not be there, Joshua.
[saying this, Baka starts to lash Joshua]
Baka : You've seen me drive my chariot. I can flick a fly from my horse's ear without breaking the rhythm of his stride. You've seen me use my whip.
[Baka lashed Joshua again]
Baka : You make no outcry, Joshua, but you will. You will cry for the mercy of death.
Joshua : One day you will listen to the cry of slaves.
Baka : This is not that day, Joshua.
[Baka lashed another stripe on Joshua]
Baka : You hold your tongue almost as well as I hold my temper. It's a pity to kill so strong a stonecutter.
Moses : [Moses caught Baka's whip, pulled it, and turned Baka around] Death will bring death, Baka!
Baka : Who are you?
Moses : One who asks what right you have to kill a slave.
Baka : The right of a master to kill you or any slave.
Moses : Then kill me, master butcher!
[Moses then caught and used Baka's whip, choking Baka to death]
Baka : Moses!
[Baka's last line]
Baka : They use the old ones to do the work of greasing the stones, Lord Prince. If they are killed, it is no loss.
Moses : Are you a master builder or a master butcher?
Baka : If we stop moving stones for every grease woman who falls, the city would never rise.
Overseer : If the slaves are not driven, they will not work.
Joshua : If their work lags, it is because they are not fed.
Moses : You look strong enough.
Joshua : I am a stonecutter. The Pharaohs likes their images cut deep.
Baka : [after Baka got Lilia cleaned] No, no, no, no, no. Not red with the with the Sammur gown.
Dathan : My eyes can best be used elsewhere, Lord Baka.
Baka : Before you go, let them look upon what you thought unworthy. You would let beauty such as this go unseen. You would let such a flower go ungathered. Dathan, you can see only mud, so pick up her muddy clothes and go. Go, all of you!