Paradise Lagoon (1957)
Kenneth More: Crichton
Bill Crichton : One can't recapture a dream. Don't spoil it by trying to.
Lord Loam : They'll get used to the idea.
Bill Crichton : I sincerely hope not, my lord.
Lord Loam : None of that, now. Surely you don't object to meeting me as man-to-man. Haven't I always treated you as a human being?
Bill Crichton : No, certainly not, my lord. Your treatment of me has always been as it should be.
Lord Loam : That's enough. This afternoon at 4 o'clock, you will be my equal. I'll soon show you whether you are my equal or not.
Bill Crichton : Oh...
Lord Loam : You do as you are told!
Lady Mary : Are you ambitious?
Bill Crichton : Ambitious? For what?
Lady Mary : To better yourself.
Bill Crichton : My lady! I am the son of a butler and a lady's maid. The happiest of all combinations. To me the most beautiful thing in the world is a haughty English aristocratic home with everyone kept in his place.
Lady Mary : That's not how my father would have it.
Bill Crichton : Indeed, he would not, my lady. He would have equality for all. But what good would that do? Any satisfaction I might derive out of being your equal would be ruined by the footman being equal to me.