Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) Poster

Duke Moore: Lt. Harper



  • Lieutenant John Harper : But one thing's sure. Inspector Clay is dead, murdered, and somebody's responsible.

  • Colonel Tom Edwards : You speak of Solaranite. But just what is it?

    Eros : Take a can of your gasoline. Say this can of gasoline is the sun. Now, you spread a thin line of it to a ball, representing the earth. Now, the gasoline represents the sunlight, the sun particles. Here we saturate the ball with the gasoline, the sunlight. Then we put a flame to the ball. The flame will speedily travel around the earth, back along the line of gasoline to the can, or the sun itself. It will explode this source and spread to every place that gasoline, our sunlight, touches. Explode the sunlight here, gentlemen, you explode the universe. Explode the sunlight here and a chain reaction will occur direct to the sun itself and to all the planets that sunlight touches, to every planet in the universe. This is why you must be stopped. This is why any means must be used to stop you. In a friendly manner or as (it seems) you want it.

    Lieutenant John Harper : He's mad.

    Tanna : Mad? Is it mad that you destroy other people to save yourselves? You have done this. Is it mad that one country must destroy another to save themselves? You have also done this. How then is it "mad" that one planet must destroy another who threatens the very existence-...

    Eros : [shoves her roughly aside]  That's enough.

    [to the humans] 

    Eros : In my land, women are for advancing the race, not for fighting man's battles.

  • [On what that strange sound was] 

    Lieutenant John Harper : It was a saucer.

    Policeman : A flying saucer?

  • Lieutenant John Harper : It was a saucer.

    Patrolman Larry : A flying saucer? What makes you say that?

    Lieutenant John Harper : You remember the noise we heard the other night?

    Patrolman Larry : We were knocked to the ground, how could I forget?

    Lieutenant John Harper : Exactly, but you're not remembering that sound.

    Patrolman Larry : There you're wrong, Lieutenant. I'm with a fact the sound is similar, but what about the blinding light?

    Lieutenant John Harper : Well haven't you heard? Many times a saucer hasn't had a glow, or a light of any kind for that matter.

    Patrolman Larry : That proves it! What next Lietenant?

  • Lieutenant John Harper : Well, let's go down there and find out whose grave it is.

    Patrolman Kelton : How?

    Lieutenant John Harper : By going down and finding out!

    Patrolman Kelton : Are you sure you mean that, Lieutenant?

    Lieutenant John Harper : If I didn't mean it, I wouldn't have said it!

    Patrolman Larry : Scared?

    Patrolman Kelton : Well, why do I always get hooked up with these spook details? Monsters! Graves! Bodies! Oh, alright.

  • Lieutenant John Harper : Modern women.

    Colonel Tom Edwards : They've been like that all down through the ages. Especially in a spot like this.

  • Inspector Clay : [looking at the two dead gravediggers]  Who found 'em?

    Patrolman Kelton : The man and girl.

    Inspector Clay : Medical examiner been around yet?

    Patrolman Kelton : Just left. The morgue wagon ought to be around almost any time.

    Inspector Clay : You get their statement?

    Patrolman Kelton : Yeah, as much as we could. They're pretty scared.

    Inspector Clay : Finding a mess like this ought make anyone frighented.

    [to Lt. Harper] 

    Inspector Clay : Have one of the boys take the guy and the girl back to town. You take charge.

    Lieutenant John Harper : Okay, Inspector. What are you going to do?

    Inspector Clay : Look around a little.

    Lieutenant John Harper : It's pretty dark out there. Once you get beyond the range of those lights, you won't be able to see your hand in front of your face.

    Inspector Clay : I'll get a flashlight from one of the patrol cars.

    Lieutenant John Harper : Okay, you be careful, Clay.

    Inspector Clay : I'm a big boy now, Johnny.

  • Lieutenant John Harper : I'll bet my badge that we haven't seen the last of those weirdies.

  • Patrolman Larry : Strange. If someone had broken in, the dirt should be piled up here somewhere. It looks like it's fallen in, into the grave.

    Lieutenant John Harper : Larry, you'll be out of that uniform before you know it.

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