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A Passage to India (film) Quotes

A Passage to India (film) is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . A Passage to India completed its run in 1970.

It features John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne as producer, Maurice Jarre in charge of musical score, and Ernest Day as head of cinematography.

A Passage to India (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of A Passage to India (film) is 163 minutes long. A Passage to India (film) is distributed by Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment (UK).

The cast includes: Art Malik as Ali, James Fox as Richard Fielding, Saeed Jaffrey as Advocate Hamidullah, Rashid Karapiet as Das, Richard Wilson as Turton, Judy Davis as Adela Quested, Peggy Ashcroft as Mrs. Moore, Nigel Havers as Ronny, Michael Culver as McBryde, Roshan Seth as Advocate Amrit Rao, and Clive Swift as Major Callendar.

A Passage to India (film) Quotes

Peggy Ashcroft as Mrs. Moore

  • (Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed) "You shouldn't walk alone, Mrs. Moore. There are bad characters about, and leopards may come down from the Marabar Hills; snakes also."
  • (Peggy Ashcroft) "You walk alone."
  • (Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed) "I am used to it."
  • (Peggy Ashcroft) "Used to snakes?"
  • (Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed) "I'm a doctor; they dare not bite me."
  • (Peggy Ashcroft) "God has put us on earth to love and help our fellow men."
  • (Nigel Havers) "Yes, mother."
  • (Peggy Ashcroft) "My dear, life rarely gives us what we want at the moment we consider appropriate. Adventures do occur, but not punctually."

Art Malik as Ali

  • (Art Malik) "How is Britain justified in holding India?"
  • (Dr. Aziz H. Ahmed) "Unfair political question."
  • (James Fox) "No, no. Well, personally, I'm here because I need a job."
  • (Art Malik) "Qualified Indians also need jobs."
  • (James Fox) "I got here first."
  • (James Fox) "Well, I like it here and that's my excuse."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "And those Englishmen who do not like it here?"
  • (James Fox) "Chuck 'em out."
  • (Art Malik) "Indians are also saying that."

James Fox as Richard Fielding

  • (James Fox) "If he had assaulted her he'd scarcely bring the evidence back with him."
  • (Michael Culver) "Doesn't surprise me."
  • (James Fox) "I don't follow."
  • (Michael Culver) "When you think of crime, you think of English crime. The psychology's different here."

Rashid Karapiet as Das

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Clive Swift as Major Callendar

  • (Clive Swift) "She's old; we musn't forget that. Old people never take things as one expects."

Richard Wilson as Turton

  • (Richard Wilson) "There is a certain member here present who is known to be in contact with the defense. One can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds; at least not in this country."
  • (James Fox) "I'd like to say something."
  • (Richard Wilson) "Please do."
  • (James Fox) "I believe Dr. Aziz is innocent. I will await the verdict of the jury. If he is found guilty, I will resign my post and leave India. I resign from the Club now."

Nigel Havers as Ronny

  • (Nigel Havers) "He was dressed in his Sunday best, and his back collar stud was out. And there you have the Indian all over."

Michael Culver as McBryde

  • (Michael Culver) "Before we begin, I'd like to state what I believe to be a universal truth: the darker races are attracted to the fairer, but not vice-versa."
  • (Roshan Seth) "Even when the lady is LESS attractive than the gentleman?"

Judy Davis as Adela Quested

  • (Judy Davis) "I do so hate mysteries."
  • (James Fox) "We English do."
  • (Peggy Ashcroft) "I rather like mysteries; but I rather dislike muddles."
  • (James Fox) "A mystery is only a high-sounding term for a muddle. Me and the Professor know that India is a muddle."
  • (Professor Godbhole) "Agreed, I am sorry to say."

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