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Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) Quotes

Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) is a television show that debuted in 1970 . Murder on the Orient Express ended its run in 1970.

It features John Brabourne as producer, Richard Rodney Bennett in charge of musical score, and Geoffrey Unsworth as head of cinematography.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) is 131 minutes long. Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) is distributed by EMI Films (UK).

The cast includes: Denis Quilley as Foscarelli, John Gielgud as Beddoes, Martin Balsam as Bianchi, Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot, Sean Connery as Colonel Arbuthnott, Jeremy Lloyd as A.D.C., Ingrid Bergman as Greta Ohlsson, Jacqueline Bisset as Countess Andrenyi, George Coulouris as Dr. Constantine, Michael York as Count Andrenyi, Jean-Pierre Cassel as Pierre, Vanessa Redgrave as Mary Debenham, Rachel Roberts as Hildegarde, Richard Widmark as Ratchett, Anthony Perkins as McQueen, and Colin Blakely as Hardman.

Murder on the Orient Express (1974 film) Quotes

Albert Finney as Hercule Poirot

  • (Albert Finney) "What became of the younger daughter?"
  • (Princess Dragomiroff) "She married a Turk. As such, we never spoke of it."
  • (Albert Finney) "Ladies and gentlemen, we now come to my own reconstruction of the night of the murder; or, the night of the red herrings."
  • (Mrs. Hubbard) "What's the matter with him? Train-sick or something?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Some of us, in the words of the divine Greta Garbo, want to be alone."
  • (Albert Finney) "This is not an inquisition, only an inquiry."
  • (Albert Finney) "What is the princess's Christian name?"
  • (Rachel Roberts) "Natalia, mein herr. It is a Russian name."
  • (Albert Finney) "Ladies and gentlemen, you are all aware that a repulsive murderer has himself been repulsively, and, perhaps deservedly, murdered."
  • (Albert Finney) "Ah. "Godmother". Now you have accidentally said something valuable."
  • (Albert Finney) "Bianchi, Doctor, has it occurred to you that there are too many clu-ues in this room?"
  • (Albert Finney) "If all these people are not implicated in the crime, then why have they all told me, under interrogation, stupid and often unnecessary lies? Why? Why? Why? Why?"
  • (George Coulouris) "Doubtless, Monsieur Poirot, because they did not expect you to be on the train. They had no time to concert their cover story."
  • (Albert Finney) "I was hoping someone other than myself would say that."
  • (Albert Finney) "Mr. Ratchett, I have made enough money to satisfy both my needs and my caprices. I take only such cases now as interest me, and to be frank, my interest in your case is, uh -- dwindling."
  • (Albert Finney) "Was that usual?"
  • (John Gielgud) "Oh, quite so, yes. He; his breakfast was his Amber Moon. He never rose until it had had its full effect."
  • (Albert Finney) "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."
  • (Albert Finney) "The bottle is more distinguished than its wine."
  • (Albert Finney) "The obvious implication is that the murderer, disguised as a conductor, boarded the train at Belgrade, made his way by means of the convenient passkey to Ratchett's compartment, stabbed him to death, planted the dagger and the uniform, and then departed, since the train was now halted in a snowdrift. Who was he? I am inclined to agree with Mr Foscarelli, who believes that he was a rival member of the Mafia, exacting private vengeance for a vendetta whose precise nature the Yugoslav police will undoubtedly identify."
  • (George Coulouris) "But -- is that all?"
  • (Albert Finney) "No. No, no, no, no. No, it is not. I said, here is the simple answer. There is also a more -- complex one. But remember my first solution when I -- when you've heard my second."
  • (Albert Finney) "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."
  • (Albert Finney) "Which husband? Your second husband, Mr. Hubbard, or your first husband, Mr. Greenwood?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Our last interrogation will be something of a gamble. But, if it succeeds? I know."
  • (Albert Finney) "There would be little point then in asking whether this handkerchief is yours?"
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Since it contains neither of my initials, no point whatsoever, Monsieur."
  • (Albert Finney) "Even less point in asking the color of your dressing gown?"
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "None. Unless, Monsieur takes a professional interests in apricot silk."
  • (Albert Finney) "I take a professional interest in crime, madame."
  • (Albert Finney) "Cassetti was responsible for her murder. How does that strike you?"
  • (John Gielgud) "I have often felt, sir, that instead of our employers requiring references from us, we should require references from them."
  • (Albert Finney) "How long have you been interested in religion?"
  • (Ingrid Bergman) "From five years. In sommer, I had been sick, as alvays, and I sat in de grass in de garden, and I saw Yesus in the sky mit many little children. But, all the children vere brown. So, it vas a sign for me to look after little brown babies."
  • (Albert Finney) "What is your profession?"
  • (Richard Widmark) "I'm retired."
  • (Albert Finney) "From what?"
  • (Richard Widmark) "Business."
  • (Albert Finney) "What sort of business?"
  • (Richard Widmark) "Baby food."
  • (Albert Finney) "In the Far East?"
  • (John Gielgud) "Oh, no sir, in Scotland."
  • (Albert Finney) "Oh, Scotland. Oh, forgive me. I am only an ignorant Belgian."
  • (John Gielgud) "Oh, a Belgian, sir. I always thought you were French."
  • (Albert Finney) "Belgian. Did you know that Mr. Rachett was of Italian extraction?"
  • (John Gielgud) "Aw, so that accounts for his hot temper."
  • (Albert Finney) "Signor Bianchi, it is for you, as a director of the line, to choose the solution that we shall offer to the police at Brod. Though I confess -- I am in two minds. I think the police at Brod would prefer the simplicity of the first solution.We have the uniform -- to show the police."
  • (Martin Balsam) "If we have the uniform, there must have been a man in it. So therefore, I elect the first solution."

Sean Connery as Colonel Arbuthnott

  • (Sean Connery) "Can you give me your solemn oath; as a foreigner?"
  • (Unnamed) "Welcome aboard, Colonel Arbyoo -- Arbyoo --"
  • (Sean Connery) "Arbuthnott."
  • (Sean Connery) "May we go?"
  • (Albert Finney) "You may with my assurance that our foreigner's lips shall be sealed."
  • (Sean Connery) "Get your hands off Miss Debenham."
  • (Albert Finney) "I was not aware that I was keeping my hands on Miss Debenham."
  • (Sean Connery) "Does that answer your question?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Well, it is certainly an answer."
  • (Sean Connery) "He was interested in the future of India. A bit impractical; he thought the British ought to move out."
  • (Sean Connery) "Miss Debenham is not a woman."
  • (Sean Connery) "She is a lady."

Martin Balsam as Bianchi

  • (Martin Balsam) "Why did you not ask her if she had been to America?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Because I did not need to."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Oh, yes, I know. We are both envious of the husband."
  • (Albert Finney) "Is, eh, is the husband as British as his tweeds?"
  • (Martin Balsam) "Oh, heaven forbid, he's a hotblooded Hungarian. If you but look at his wife, he would cease to be a diplomat."
  • (Albert Finney) "Thank God we are not young."
  • (Martin Balsam) "I fear that help is at hand. Even if it is only a working party with picks and shovels, we must make haste to complete this inquiry before we reach Brod. If it is an engine with a snowplow, our troubles will really begin."
  • (George Coulouris) "Who's next?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Mrs. Hubbard."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Oh, my God."
  • (Martin Balsam) "Forgive me, ladies and gentlemen."
  • (Ingrid Bergman) "Only God's forgiveness is important."

Jeremy Lloyd as A.D.C.

  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "Ah, here's your ticket, Monsieur Poirot. I'm afraid you've still got another hour."
  • (Albert Finney) "Then, please, do not wait."
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "Not wait? Hah. After all you've done for us, Monsieur Poirot? Ha ha. Oh. Uh, my general's orders were to ensure your safe departure. He also wished to thank you again for saving the honour of the British garrison in Jordan. The Brigadier's, uh, confession was opportune. I say, how did you do it? Was it the old, uh, thumbscrew, you know, the rack, huh? -- Oh. Well, uh, you'll be able to rest as soon as you get to Stamboul. The, uh, the Church of Santa Sophia is absolutely magnificent."
  • (Albert Finney) "You have seen it?"
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "No."
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "The crossing should be pleasant. The Bosporus is always calm."
  • (Albert Finney) "You have crossed by the ferry?"
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "No."
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "I hope we did the right thing booking you into a hotel on the European side rather than the Asian side."
  • (Jeremy Lloyd) "I have no prejudice against either continent."

Vanessa Redgrave as Mary Debenham

  • (Unnamed) "Your ticket, please."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "Oh, yes."
  • (Unnamed) "Welcome aboard, Miss Debenham."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "Thank you."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "What a funny little man."
  • (Sean Connery) "Obviously a frog."

Jacqueline Bisset as Countess Andrenyi

  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "As is my custom on night trains, I took trional."
  • (George Coulouris) "Diethylsulphone dimethyl methane. One dilutes the white crystals with water. It is a strong hypnotic."
  • (Jacqueline Bisset) "Ha, ha. He makes it sound like a poison."
  • (George Coulouris) "As with most sleeping drugs, if taken in sufficient quantities it IS a poison."
  • (Michael York) "You are not-."
  • (Albert Finney) "Ah, you are not accused -- you are ex -cused. Thank you both for your help and cooperation."

Ingrid Bergman as Greta Ohlsson

  • (Ingrid Bergman) "I vas; I international group for getting money for African mission from America rich. I speak Swedish to big audiences in Swedish American Institution in Minneapolis and other big cities. In 10 veeks ve make 14,000 dollars and 27 cents."
  • (Ingrid Bergman) "I was born backwards. That is why I work in Africa as missionary, teaching little brown babies more backwards than myself."

George Coulouris as Dr. Constantine

  • (George Coulouris) "Yes, there is an old contusion."
  • (John Gielgud) "The result of a slight fracas in the mess, sir, with regard to the quality of the pudding, known as spotted dick."
  • (Albert Finney) "Thank you. I think you've been spotted too."
  • (George Coulouris) "He had the means to do it. The passkey to Ratchett's room."
  • (Albert Finney) "And a knife borrowed from the chef."
  • (Martin Balsam) "With whom he was in league."
  • (Albert Finney) "Which he plunged, repeatedly and without motive, into the body of his suitably astonished victim."
  • (George Coulouris) "The murderer is with us now."

Denis Quilley as Foscarelli

  • (Denis Quilley) "Hey, what are you reading, Mister Beddoes?"
  • (John Gielgud) "I am reading "Love's Captive," by Mrs. Arabella Richardson."
  • (Denis Quilley) "Is it about sex?"
  • (John Gielgud) "No, it's about 10:30, Mister Foscarelli."

Richard Widmark as Ratchett

  • (Richard Widmark) "I wonder if you could oblige me with a light."
  • (Albert Finney) "Ah, certainly."
  • (Richard Widmark) "Thank you. My name is Ratchett. Do I have the pleasure of speaking to Mr. Hercule Porrot?"
  • (Albert Finney) "The pleasure, possibly, Mister Ratchett. The intention, certainly: you asked me for a light, I offered you one, and you have not used it. One can deduce that without acute mental exhaustion."
  • (Richard Widmark) "Sit down, sir. Sit down."
  • (Albert Finney) "For a moment."
  • (Richard Widmark) "Just for a moment. Thank you, very much. Well, Mr. Per-row --"
  • (Albert Finney) "Poirot."
  • (Richard Widmark) "How's that?"
  • (Albert Finney) "Poirot."
  • (Richard Widmark) "Oh, Per-row. Right."

Colin Blakely as Hardman

  • (Colin Blakely) "Ratchett asked them for an American bodyguard. They sent me. I didn't do so hot."

John Gielgud as Beddoes

  • (John Gielgud) "Oh, yes, sir, the Italian person."
  • (Albert Finney) "Eh, does he speak English?"
  • (John Gielgud) "A kind of English, sir. I think he learnt it in a place called Chicago."

Jean-Pierre Cassel as Pierre

  • (Jean-Pierre Cassel) "The whistle means that help is near, madame."
  • (Mrs. Hubbard) "And high time, too."
  • (Albert Finney) "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."
  • (Albert Finney) "Your full name is Harriet Belinda Hubbard."
  • (Mrs. Hubbard) "Yes. I was called Harriet after my - --"

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