Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Maj. Eric Fincham: [Final lines voiceover] I once told you, Ryan, if only one gets out, it's a victory.
Sergeant Bostick: [referring to Fincham and the Britsh] It took 200 years to turn out these men, Sergeant. It took me 90 days.
Sergeant Bostick: They;re nuts, sir.
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Maybe so, but it's their ball game.
Private Ames: And we're still shut out!
Corporal Giannini: We did that good with just a sergeant!
Private Ames: Now we got us a bird-colonel.
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: A bird colonel outranks a bird brain... clear?
Corporal Giannini: [contemtuously after Ryan walks away] Bird is right... chicken!
Sergeant Bostick: OK, OK, now we know we're on our own.
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Major, you will order the men to strip.
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Major, I said "strip." Get it? All clothes, off. Naked.
[Major turns around]
Maj. Eric Fincham: [Yelling] Parade...
[his voice drops]
Maj. Eric Fincham: strip.
Maj. Eric Fincham: It would take you too long to strangle a man, Colonel. The average Nazi would get impatient while you were doing it.
Costanzo: [to Gabriella, obviously the mistress of the Nazi Von Klemment] Um... uh... What on Earth are you doing here, my child?
Maj. Eric Fincham: [amazed at his naiivety] Oh, Padre, you are priceless!
Capt. Oriani: He says you are no gentleman, Colonel.
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: Only by an act of Congress.
Sergeant Bostick: I once told you, Ryan, if only one gets out, it's a victory.
Maj. Eric Fincham: If you crab this, the Germans won't have to kill you; I'll do it myself.
Maj. Eric Fincham: [after Ryan spares Battaglia] You fool! You soft-headed sentimental fool!
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: That's privilege of rank.
Maj. Eric Fincham: Damn your rank!
Colonel Joseph L. Ryan: [to Orde, who is guarding Von Klemment] Lieutenant, if he wiggles, put a hole in him.