Movie: Titanic [1953] Movie: Titanic [1953]

Movie: Titanic [1953] Movie: Titanic [1953]

Maude Young:
Where I come from this is either a revival meeting or a crap game.

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Earl Meeker:
Hey, you can't come up here. This is reserved for first class only.



Richard Sturges:
Really. I'll do my best to behave properly.

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Rev. Headley:
[after Julia has escorted the inebriated Rev. Headley back to his cabin] I want to thank you for not mentioning my strange luggage.



Julia Sturges:
Are you a minister?



Rev. Headley:
Priest. Or, rather, I was until last week. At three o'clock on April the eighth, my duties, my privileges, as a servent of God were formally terminated. It was this.


[indicating a bottle]



Rev. Headley:
You know why I started, at least the reason I gave myself? A priest in a slum parish knows all the sadness of the world. He needs support. I used to lean on a little Hennessey's. Just a little at first. People said, "Well, that's only natural. Young Father has a bad cold." But it got so I used to have those colds in the middle of July. Lots of 'em. I can hear the Bishop's voice now: "You prefer that stuff to your God?" Well, God and I knew better, but I couldn't stop because I had a private devil all my own. In Rome, they were very kind, but they were very final. I was sacked, and prayed for, and sent off in the morning. How do you cover that in ten words, in a wireless, to a family that loved you and sacrificed for you?


[pause]



Rev. Headley:
You see, my dear lady, you're not the only one who walks in trouble.



Julia Sturges:
[after a pause, understandingly] Good night.

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Richard Sturges:
[after Richard and Julia have been quarreling over who will have custody of their son] May dear Julia, I've been around enough bridge tables to recognize someone who's holding a high trump - play it now if you will.



Julia Sturges:
We'll discuss it later.



Richard Sturges:
Now!



Julia Sturges:
All right, Richard. One question first?



Richard Sturges:
If it's about Norman, you know the answer. No court in the world, no power in the heavens can force me to give up my son.



Julia Sturges:
He is not your son.

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Richard Sturges:
[after Richard has rejected his son Norman when Richard discovers that he is not Norman's true father] As you pointed out, Norman and I began as strangers. So be it.



Julia Sturges:
Oh, my poor Richard. How you hate me, and for the wrong reasons. Not because I committed an offense against common decency, but because Norman isn't an elegant extension of Richard Ward Sturges. For you what happened isn't a mortal sin, it's an inexcusable breach of etiquette.



Richard Sturges:
Thank you, Julia. I stand reproved.

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