Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Poster

Marlene Dietrich: Christine



  • Leonard Vole : What are you looking for?

    Christine Vole : My accordion.

    Leonard Vole : [stepping on it]  I think I've found it.

    Christine Vole : Step on it again. It's still breathing.

  • Christine Vole : Damn you. Damn you. Damn you! Damn you!

  • Cockney Woman : I'll give ya somethin' to dream about, Mister. Wanna kiss me, ducky?

  • Christine Vole : He is not my husband. Leonard and I went through a form of marriage in Hamburg, but, I had a husband living at the time somewhere in East Germany in the Russian zone.

    Sir Wilfrid : Did you tell Leonard?

    Christine Vole : I did not! It would have been stupid to tell him. He would not have married me and I would have been left behind to starve in the rubble.

    Brogan-Moore : But, he did marry you and brought you safely to this country. Don't you think you should be very grateful to him?

    Christine Vole : One can get very tired of gratitude.

  • Christine Vole : [shortly after Christine is attacked by soldiers]  You better get out of here. You've been trouble enough.

    Leonard Vole : Actually, it's your own fault. That costume in the picture outside gave the boys ideas, and then those trousers of yours let them down hard.

  • Christine Vole : It isn't even my letter paper! I write my letters on small, blue paper with my initials on it?

    Sir Wilfrid : Like these?

    [pulling out a sheaf of letters on blue paper] 

    Christine Vole : Damn you! Damn you! Let me go! Let me get out of here!

  • Sir Wilfrid : [to Brogan-Moore]  Oh, pardon, Mrs. Vole, handle her gently especially when you break the news of the arrest. Bear in mind, she's a foreigner. So be prepared for hysterics and even a fainting spell. Better have smelling salts ready, a box of tissues and a nip of brandy.

    Christine Vole : [Enters Mrs. Vole]  I do not think that will be necessary. I never faint because I'm not sure that I will fall gracefully and I never use smelling salts because they puff up the eyes. I'm Christine Vole.

  • Christine Vole : You think Mrs. French looked upon Leonard as a son? Or a nephew?

    Brogan-Moore : I do. An entirely natural and understandable relationship.

    Christine Vole : What hypocrites you are in this country.

  • Christine Vole : You are burning my nose.

  • Leonard Vole : How are you fixed for sugar?

    Christine Vole : I could use some.

  • Sir Wilfrid : Your husband loves you very much, does he not?

    Christine Vole : Leonard? He worships the ground I walk on.

    Sir Wilfrid : And you?

    Christine Vole : You want to know too much. Auf wiedersehen, gentlemen.

  • Christine Vole : [while applying lipstick]  What a wicked woman I am, and how brilliantly you expose me!

  • Christine Vole : Mr Mayhew described you as the champion of the hopeless cause. Is it perhaps that this cause is too hopeless?

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