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55 Days at Peking Quotes

55 Days at Peking is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . 55 Days at Peking ended in 1970.

It features Samuel Bronston as producer, Dimitri Tiomkin in charge of musical score, and Jack Hildyard as head of cinematography.

55 Days at Peking is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of 55 Days at Peking is 153 minutes long. 55 Days at Peking is distributed by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation.

The cast includes: Charlton Heston as Maj. Matt Lewis, David Niven as Sir Arthur Robertson, Paul Lukas as Dr. Steinfeldt, Ava Gardner as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff, Walter Gotell as Capt. Hoffman, Jerome Thor as Capt. Andy Marshall, John Ireland as Sgt. Harry, Kurt Kasznar as Baron Sergei Ivanoff, Elizabeth Sellars as Lady Sarah Robertson, David Niven as Tommy, Sir Arthur Robertson's son, and David Niven as Sir Arthur Robertson's daughter.

55 Days at Peking Quotes

Charlton Heston as Maj. Matt Lewis

  • (Charlton Heston) "He's a good soldier when he knows what he's fighting for."
  • (David Niven) "It's easy when it's something you can see; a wall, a hill, a river, but how can you explain to them when it's for a principle."
  • (Charlton Heston) "You can't. Not here in China, it's too far from home."

Paul Lukas as Dr. Steinfeldt

  • (Paul Lukas) "Don't you want to live?"
  • (Ava Gardner) "I have lived."

Kurt Kasznar as Baron Sergei Ivanoff

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Walter Gotell as Capt. Hoffman

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Ava Gardner as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff

  • (Ava Gardner) "You know, I think I'll get you to take me to San Francisco with you."
  • (Charlton Heston) "Oh? Why to San Francisco?"
  • (Ava Gardner) "Well, isn't that the place where they found all the gold?"

Elizabeth Sellars as Lady Sarah Robertson

  • (Elizabeth Sellars) "Do you remember what Napoleon said about China?"
  • (David Niven) "I never forget it: "Let China sleep. For when she awakens, the world will tremble.""
  • (Elizabeth Sellars) "He did say an awful lot, didn't he?"
  • (Elizabeth Sellars) "Do you think that if a child dies in a foreign place without ever having seen home that its soul doesn't rest? I think it goes into limbo; an enormous, empty Chinese limbo. And it wanders there, lost and crying --"
  • (Elizabeth Sellars) "I'm sorry, Arthur. Are you busy?"
  • (David Niven) "Of course I am. I always am."
  • (Elizabeth Sellars) "Busier than usual? Or just busy?"
  • (David Niven) "Both."

Jerome Thor as Capt. Andy Marshall

  • (Jerome Thor) "No sign of activity, hmm?"
  • (John Ireland) "No sir, I think they're all asleep."
  • (Jerome Thor) "Ah, but we'd better not be Sergeant."
  • (Jerome Thor) "You'd better wake them all up."
  • (John Ireland) "Wake up."
  • (John Ireland) "Guten Morgen."
  • (John Ireland) "Bonjour. Bonjour."
  • (John Ireland) "Buongiorno."
  • (John Ireland) "-- Good Morning?"
  • (Unnamed) "Good Morning."

David Niven as Sir Arthur Robertson

  • (Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi) "The boxer bandits will be dealt with, but the anger of the Chinese people cannot be quieted so easily. The Germans have seized Kiaochow, the Russians have seized Port Arthur, the French have obtained concessions in Yunnan, Kwan See and Kwantang. In all, 13 of the 18 provinces of China are under foreign control. Foreign warships occupy our harbours, foreign armies occupy our forts, foreign merchants administer our banks, foreign gods disturb the spirit of our ancestors. Is it surprising that our people are aroused?"
  • (David Niven) "Your Majesty if you permit me to observe, the violence of the Boxers will not redress the grievances of China."
  • (Dowager Empress Tzu-Hsi) "China is a prostrate cow, the powers are not content milking her, but must also butcher her."
  • (David Niven) "If China is a cow, Your Majesty, she is indeed a marvelous animal. She gives meat as well as milk, and yet grows stronger."
  • (David Niven) "Mother says we can't take Ming back to England with us."
  • (David Niven) "I won't leave my dog."
  • (David Niven) "He's my dog."
  • (David Niven) "Who feeds him?"
  • (David Niven) "Who taught him to sit up? He's mine."
  • (David Niven) "I'll tell you what: we'll cut him exactly in two, and you'll each get half."
  • (David Niven) "Oh, father, don't play King Solomon."
  • (David Niven) "I tried --"

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