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The Captive Heart Quotes

The Captive Heart is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Captive Heart completed its run in 1970.

It features Michael Balcon as producer, Alan Rawsthorne in charge of musical score, and Douglas Slocombe as head of cinematography.

The Captive Heart is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Captive Heart is 104 min long. The Captive Heart is distributed by General Film Distributors (UK).

The cast includes: Jack Warner as Cpl. Ted Horsfall, Mervyn Johns as Di Evans, Gladys Henson as Flo Horsfall, Jimmy Hanley as Pvt. Mathews, Michael Redgrave as Capt. Karel Hasek, alias Geoffrey Mitchell, Derek Bond as Lt. Stephen Harley, and Gordon Jackson as Lt. David Lennox.

The Captive Heart Quotes

Michael Redgrave as Capt. Karel Hasek, alias Geoffrey Mitchell

  • (Michael Redgrave) ""Our third winter is approaching, bringing with it a new enemy. It is not the duration but the indefiniteness of duration. For if a man knew the length of his sentence, he could plan accordingly. Afterwards in our memories, we shall relive only the sunny days. The pleasant scenes. The freedom of mind, and the comradeship. We shall forget the wet days -- the wet weeks -- Those days when it seemed an effort to do nothing and our bunks were the only release. Deep down in the hearts of all of us there dwells a lonely ache, a desperate yearning for those we love, and a fear. A fear of becoming forgotten men. Write to me again soon, Celia. You never know how great the comfort is that your letters bring. They give me strength, and hope, and happiness. You will never know how much they mean to me.""
  • (Unnamed) "I wonder how Jane is getting on these days?"
  • (Michael Redgrave) "Who's Jane? Your girl?"
  • (Unnamed) "No, no. The Jane. The strip in the "Mirror"."
  • (Michael Redgrave) "Oh, yes, the strip in the mirror."

Derek Bond as Lt. Stephen Harley

  • (Derek Bond) "Last Christmas I had my first concert. It was where I met Caroline."
  • (Michael Redgrave) "Last Christmas I was in Dachau Concentration Camp. Christmas Eve a new batch of prisoners came in. One of them brought me news of my family. They'd been caught giving food to a Polish Jew. They were taken out and shot. My father, my mother, all of them."

Jack Warner as Cpl. Ted Horsfall

  • (Jack Warner) "Ahhhhh. Beer isn't what it used to be."
  • (Unnamed) "I hope the French beer isn't what it used to be either. Remember the last time, Ted?"
  • (Jack Warner) "Yeah. I remember something even better than beer too."
  • (Jack Warner) "Trying leeks again this year?"
  • (Unnamed) "I was thinking of trying some asparagus."
  • (Jack Warner) "Asparagus? That takes seven years, Don."
  • (Unnamed) "Aye."
  • (Jack Warner) "I don't give it more than another year, meself."
  • (Unnamed) "Another year? Meredith will be four."
  • (Jack Warner) "Flo's hair's gone all white, she says."
  • (Unnamed) "Everything's changing. Do you think we'll be able to pick it up? The business, and everything?"
  • (Jack Warner) "Search me. We're not as young as we were."
  • (Unnamed) "No. We're not as young as we were."
  • (Jack Warner) "Anyone for any more?"
  • (Mervyn Johns) "No, thank you."
  • (Unnamed) "It's nearly twelve. We've got to be at the depot at seven."
  • (Unnamed) "Come on home."
  • (Gladys Henson) "We'll have them both back before you can turn around. The war will be over by Christmas."
  • (Jack Warner) "The war will be over by Christmas. Where have I heard that before?"
  • (Unnamed) "It's a shame we've got to close the business, Ted."
  • (Jack Warner) "Why, it's this habit we've gotten into; fighting the same war every twenty years."
  • (Gladys Henson) "Nasty habit too."
  • (Unnamed) "How do you spell "sufficient"?"
  • (Jack Warner) "Same as a Sergeant-Major's blessing. Two "f"'s and one "c"."
  • (Jack Warner) "I've had a letter, Don."
  • (Unnamed) "The mail's in? Perhaps there's a letter for me, with news of the baby."
  • (Jack Warner) "There's no letter for you. There is news."
  • (Unnamed) "Flo's all right? Not them raids?"
  • (Jack Warner) "She's OK. The letter's from her. Don, it's a baby girl. She's doing nice. Dillis -- You'll hear it sooner or later. It seemed the doctor warned her about it being dangerous, because of her age. But she wouldn't be put off. Flo was with her at the end. It went quite quickly. Flo's gonna look after the baby until you get back."

Gordon Jackson as Lt. David Lennox

  • (Unnamed) "Well, lad, it's me again."
  • (Gordon Jackson) "Yes, Padre?"
  • (Unnamed) "David -- They can't operate."
  • (Gordon Jackson) "Not -- ever?"
  • (Unnamed) "No, David."
  • (Gordon Jackson) "I won't ever see again?"
  • (Gordon Jackson) "I don't believe it. It's that German doctor. When I get back to Scotland --"
  • (Unnamed) "No. David, it's no use. You've got to face it."
  • (Gordon Jackson) "I'll not need this any more."
  • (Unnamed) "You feel now there's nothing left to live for. And that feeling will go on for a long time. But then you'll begin to remember things that are left. You'll begin to realize that this darkness of yours is not absolute. David, the things that make life worthwhile for all of us -kindness, affection, companionship. The loss of your sight can never rob you of those things, David. We're your friends here. We offer you our help and understanding. And waiting to welcome you home, when all this is over, are your own folk who love you."

Jimmy Hanley as Pvt. Mathews

  • (Jimmy Hanley) "Why, all I have to do is stow away in one of those garbage bins or something. Why, it's as easy as kiss your --"
  • (Michael Redgrave) "If you're planning an escape, Mathews, may I give you a piece of advice? Individual escapes hardly ever succeed. These things have to be very carefully planned and co-ordinated by a whole group."
  • (Jimmy Hanley) "All the same, sir, I'm going to have a go at it. If you have no objections."
  • (Michael Redgrave) "Well -- Good luck to you."
  • (Jimmy Hanley) "Good luck -- Two-faced bleeder."
  • (Jack Warner) "I don't know what it is, but there's something phony about that bloke."
  • (Jimmy Hanley) "What a sucker I was, joining the ruddy Army. I pictured myself cutting it loose with some roundie old French dames. And here I am, shut up in this place until I'll be past it."
  • (Jack Warner) "You should have joined the Navy and let the world see you."
  • (Jack Warner) "Now son, it's no use you blowing off. Take things as you find them. That's always been my motto. And the way I look at it --"
  • (Jimmy Hanley) "Awwww. Drip. Drip. Drip. You burn me up. You're worse than a woman."
  • (Jack Warner) "Now, knock it sonny. I was swinging a rifle when your nappies were swinging on the line"

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