Corporal Miller: To tell you the truth, I didn't think we could do it.
Capt. Keith Mallory: To tell you the truth, neither did I.More Movie: The Guns of Navarone  Movie: The Guns of Navarone  quotes [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
Maria Pappadimos: They're burning Mandrakos in punishment.More Movie: The Guns of Navarone  Movie: The Guns of Navarone  quotes [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
Mallory: [On Andrea] He's going to kill me when the war's over.
Major Franklin: You're not serious.
Mallory: Yes, I am. So is he.
Mallory: About a year ago, I gave a German patrol a safe passage to get some of their wounded into hospital. I guess I still had some romantic notions about fighting a civilized war. Anyway, they wanted Andrea pretty badly, even back then. As soon as they got behind our lines, they shot their casualties, went over to his house, and blew it up. He was out on a job at the time, but his wife and three children were in the house. They were all killed. I helped him to bury them. And then he turned to me and said that as far as he was concerned, it wasn't the Germans who were responsible, but me. Me and my stupid Anglo-Saxon decency. Then he told me what he was going to do, and when.
Major Franklin: You think he still means to do it?
Mallory: He's from Crete. Those people don't make idle threats.More Movie: The Guns of Navarone  Movie: The Guns of Navarone  quotes [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
[as the team prepares to leave, Miller comes stomping in]
Corporal Miller: Everybody stay exactly where you are! The party's over. Somebody stepped on the cake!
[opens his case]
Corporal Miller: Exhibit A: a clockwork fuse. Elementary and archaic, but they work. Only this one doesn't work, you know why? The clock's okay, but the contact arm's been broken off. This clock could tick away until Christmas, and it wouldn't set off a firecracker!
[throws it in a corner]
Corporal Miller: Exhibit B: Exhibit B is missing! All my slow-burning fuses are gone, disappeared, vanished! Exhibit C: my time pencils.
[holds one up]
Corporal Miller: Seventy-five grains of fulminate of mercury in every one of them, enough to blow off my hand. And very unstable, very delicate.
[He smacks the one in his hand against the bundle of the rest, then violently crumples the whole mess together, and throws them in a corner]
Corporal Miller: Which means there is a traitor in this room.More Movie: The Guns of Navarone  Movie: The Guns of Navarone  quotes [01/16/2008 12:01:00]
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby RAAF:
First, you've got that bloody old fortress on top of that bloody cliff. Then you've got the bloody cliff overhang. You can't even see the bloody cave, let alone the bloody guns. And anyway, we haven't got a bloody bomb big enough to smash that bloody rock. And that's the bloody truth, sir.
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