Somewhere in Time (1980)
Christopher Reeve: Richard Collier
Richard Collier : Please, don't leave. You have no idea how far I've come to be with you.
Richard Collier : This is not for a play, Miss Roberts. This is something very personal.
[shows her the pocketwatch]
Laura Roberts : Where did you get that?
Richard Collier : Well, she gave it to me, ma'am. At the opening of a play I wrote eight years ago at Millfield College.
Laura Roberts : That watch was very precious to her. She never- never left it out of her possession. It disappeared the night she died.
Richard Collier : She died that night?
Richard Collier : See you around, Arthur.
Richard Collier : I owe you an apology. I understand you now. You have nothing but the best motives in mind for her, but so do I.
Richard Collier : Arthur, you know in the Hall of History, there's a photograph, a young woman. There's no nameplate.
Arthur Biehl : Yes, that's Elise McKenna. She was a famous actress in her day. Starred in a play in the hotel theater.
Richard Collier : I-I'm sorry. Did you say there was a theater here?
Arthur Biehl : Yes. Down by the lake.
Richard Collier : Really? When was this play done?
Arthur Biehl : 1912.
Elise McKenna : You will marry me won't you?
Richard Collier : [Richard coughs and splutters] Sorry
Elise McKenna : You won't?
[she asks rather worriedly]
Richard Collier : Sure, I Was just laughing at the way you asked that's all
Elise McKenna : For one moment there, I thought you had a wife and children back home somewhere
Richard Collier : Oh Elise