Movie: The Manchurian Candidate [1962] Movie: The Manchurian Candidate [1962]

Movie: The Manchurian Candidate [1962] Movie: The Manchurian Candidate [1962]

Mrs. Iselin:
[cordially, at a party the Iselins are giving] How good of you to come, Tom.



Sen. Thomas Jordan:
[matter-of-fact, rather than cordial] I've explained to your husband why I'm here.



Mrs. Iselin:
Tom, I know you have strong, personal feelings about Johnny and about me. But, what I would like to find out is, how strong they really are. To put it as simply as possible, If Johnny's name were to be put forward at the convention next week, would you attempt to block him?



Sen. Thomas Jordan:
[taken slightly aback] You're joking, of course?



Mrs. Iselin:
Mr. Stevenson makes jokes, I do not.



Sen. Thomas Jordan:
You're seriously trying for the nomination for Johnny?



Mrs. Iselin:
No, we couldn't make it. But he has a good chance for the second spot. Now, I've answered your question, but you haven't answered mine. Will you block us?



Sen. Thomas Jordan:
Would I block you? I would spend every cent I own, and all I could borrow, to block you. There are people who think of Johnny as a clown and a buffoon, but I do not. I despise John Iselin and everything that Iselinism has come to stand for. I think, if John Iselin were a paid Soviet agent, he could not do more to harm this country than he's doing now. You have asked me a question. Very well, I shall answer you. If you attempt a deal with the delegates, or cause Johnny's name to be brought forward on the ticket, or if, in my canvass of the delegates tomorrow morning, I find that you are so acting, I will bring impeachment procedings against your husband on the floor of the United States Senate. And I will hit him, I promise you, with everything in my well-documented book.



Mrs. Iselin:
[Mrs. Iselin leaves without a word, the discussion clearly over, for the present]

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Bennett Marco:
What's your name?



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Eugenie.



Bennett Marco:
Pardon?



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
No kidding, I really meant it. Crazy French pronounciation and all.



Bennett Marco:
It's pretty.



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Thank you.



Bennett Marco:
I guess your friends call you Ginny.



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Not yet they haven't, for which I am deeply gratefull... but you may call me Ginny



Bennett Marco:
What do your friends call you?



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Rosie.



Bennett Marco:
Why?



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
My full name is Eugenie Rose. Of the two names I've always favored Rose, 'cause it smells of brown soap and beer. Eugenie is somehow more fragile.



Bennett Marco:
Still, when I asked you what your name was, you said it was Eugenie.



Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Quite possible I was feeling more or less fragile at that instant.

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Bennett Marco:
I remember... I remember. I can see that Chinese cat standing there and smiling like Fu Manchu saying: The Queen of Diamonds is reminiscent in many ways of Raymond's dearly loved and hated mother... and is the second key to clear the mechanism for any other assignment.

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Yen Lo:
A little humor, my dear Zilkov, always with a little humor

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Raymond Shaw:
It's a terrible thing to hate your mother. But I didn't always hate her. When I was a child, I only kind of disliked her.

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