Crossfire (1947) Poster


George Cooper: Mitchell



  • The Man : [preparing coffee on the stove]  Want some coffee?

    Mitchell : Sure.

    The Man : I'm her husband. I'm Ginny's husband. I was a soldier. I conked out.

    [points to his heart] 

    The Man : You're wondering about this setup, aren't you?

    Mitchell : Yeah, I guess I am.

    The Man : [walks over to Montgomery]  Well, ask her, then. She was a tramp when I married her. I didn't know it at first, but I knew it before we were married. That's one of the reasons I enlisted - to get away from her. But I couldn't wait to get out and come back to her. When I did, she didn't want me. Funny, isn't it? But I still want her. I still love her.

    [pauses to check the coffee] 

    The Man : You know what I just told you? That's a lie.

    Mitchell : I see.

    The Man : I'm not her husband. I met her the same as you did, at the joint. Can't keep away from her. I want to marry her, and she won't have me.

    Mitchell : I see.

    The Man : You believe that? Well, that's a lie, too. I don't love her, and I don't want to marry her. She makes good money there. You got any money on ya?

    Mitchell : No.

    The Man : She makes good money sometimes. Hey, you suppose I could be a soldier? Maybe I could in the regular army. Make a good rating and make some dough by the next war?

    Mitchell : Why not?

    The Man : Why not? Because I don't want to. What do I wanna be a soldier for? I'm too restless. I don't know what I wanna do. You gonna wait for her?

    Mitchell : I don't know.

    The Man : Well, wait for her if you want to. Soon as we've had some coffee, I'm gonna take a nap. Got any cigarettes?

    Mitchell : No.

  • Mitchell : Keeley, what's happening? Has everything suddenly gone crazy? I don't mean just this, I mean everything. Or is it just me?

    Keeley : No, it's not just you. The snakes are loose. Anybody can get them. I get 'em myself, but they're friends of mine.

  • Mitchell : What's wrong with me, anyway?

    Ginny : You're corny.

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