Murder on the Orient Express (1974) Poster

Lauren Bacall: Mrs. Hubbard



  • Bianchi : You mean you saw the man? You can identify the murderer?

    Mrs. Hubbard : I mean nothing of the kind. I mean there was a man in my compartment last night. It was pitch dark, of course, and my eyes were closed in terror...

    Bianchi : Then how did you know it was a man?

    Mrs. Hubbard : Because I've enjoyed *very warm* relations with both my husbands.

    Bianchi : With your eyes closed?

    Mrs. Hubbard : That helped.

  • Mrs. Hubbard : [to Bianchi]  Don't you agree the man must've entered my compartment to gain access to Mr. Ratchett?

    Princess Dragomiroff : [dismissively]  I can think of no other reason, madame!

  • Pierre : The whistle means that help is near, madame.

    Mrs. Hubbard : And high time, too.

    Hercule Poirot : Time is what counts, Mrs. Hubbard, if we are to complete this inquiry before reaching Brod. I will therefore make my questions as brief as I hope you will make your answers, and the more often you can confine yourself to a simple yes or no, the better.

    Mrs. Hubbard : Well, don't waste time yammering. Begin.

    Hercule Poirot : Your full name is Harriet Belinda Hubbard.

    Mrs. Hubbard : Yes. I was called Harriet after my -...

  • Mrs. Hubbard : What's the matter with him? Train-sick or something?

    Hercule Poirot : Some of us, in the words of the divine Greta Garbo, want to be alone.

  • Hercule Poirot : [referring to a monogrammed handkerchief]  But I thought... the initial...

    Mrs. Hubbard : H for Harriet, H for Hubbard, but it's still not mine. Mine are sensible things, not expensive Paris frills. Why, one sneeze and that has to go to the laundry!

  • Hercule Poirot : America's foremost tragic actress, Harriet Belinda... Miss Linda Arden.

    Mrs. Hubbard : I always heard she wanted to play comedy parts, but her husband wouldn't allow it.

    Hercule Poirot : Which husband? Your second husband, Mr. Hubbard, or your first husband, Mr. Greenwood?

  • Mrs. Hubbard : Well, my second husband, Mr. Hubbard, would have raised hell. No place for my make-up bag, no ice in my drinking water, and the hot water burps as it comes out of the faucet!

  • Mrs. Hubbard : My second husband said always to ask for change in dollars or, at worst, sterling. So, for Pete's sake, what's a drachma?

  • Mrs. Hubbard : If you need aspirin, I always carry it on my person. I mistrust foreign drugs.

  • Mrs. Hubbard : So, now there's a man in my room! I woke up in the dark three minutes ago and there was a man hiding in this compartment. I sensed it. Once more, I know who he was because I absentmindedly nearly walked through his open door earlier this evening. Then he said, this Mr. Rachett, "If you'd done this twenty years ago, I'd have said come in." Twenty years ago? Ha! Why, I'd only been fifteen!

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