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The Cockleshell Heroes Quotes

The Cockleshell Heroes is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . The Cockleshell Heroes ended its run in 1970.

It features Phil C. Samuel, Cubby Broccoli as producer, John Addison in charge of musical score, and John Wilcox (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Cockleshell Heroes is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Cockleshell Heroes is 97 minutes long. The Cockleshell Heroes is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Trevor Howard as Captain Thompson, David Lodge as Marine Ruddock, Victor Maddern as Sgt. Craig, José Ferrer as Major Stringer, and Percy Herbert as Marine Stevens.

The Cockleshell Heroes Quotes

Trevor Howard as Captain Thompson

  • (Trevor Howard) "Keep the line straight, Boys."
  • (Trevor Howard) "Corporal Stevens."
  • (Trevor Howard) "Do you usually let your men slouch about in that fashion?"
  • (Percy Herbert) "No, sir. We've just finished an exercise, and --"
  • (Trevor Howard) "I'm not interested in what you've finished."
  • (Trevor Howard) "Your men give the impression of being an ill-disciplined rabble. And they'll never get to Bordeaux that way."
  • (José Ferrer) "Thompson, I'm training these men, not you. I'm the one who is responsible for the success or the failure of this project, so if you don't mind, we'll do it my way. It may not be the right way, or the Marine way, or the professional way, but it is my way and that's the way I want it."
  • (Trevor Howard) "I've never seen such an appalling exhibition in my life."

José Ferrer as Major Stringer

  • (José Ferrer) "All right, Thompson, let's clear the air a little. Ever since I came here, you've been giving me a hard time. Now just what the hell has been eating you?"
  • (Trevor Howard) "It's just that I'm a professional Marine. I don't like temporary officers. I don't like volunteers for hazardous service. I don't like musical-comedy operations designed to win the Victoria Cross for somebody. I suppose I just don't like heroes."
  • (José Ferrer) "Well, now, it's time for me to listen to you for a change."
  • (Trevor Howard) "What do you mean by that?"
  • (José Ferrer) "I mean, let me have it. What did I do wrong?"
  • (Trevor Howard) "You did everything wrong."

David Lodge as Marine Ruddock

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