The Paradine Case
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: Does the name of Margaret Wells convey anything to you?
Andre Latour, Paradine's Valet: [hesitating] Yes, sir.
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: What does that name convey to you?
[Latour doesn't respond]
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: Well, I must try to help your memory. I put it to you that some years ago you were engaged to Margaret Wells of Three Rivers, Quebec; that on your wedding day she left you at the church door and went off with a saddler named Richard Truton.
Andre Latour, Paradine's Valet: That is finished! That is in the past!
Judge Lord Thomas Horfield: Your question may be relevant, Mr Keane; its relevance escapes me.
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: M'lord, I submit that the witness has shown, in his evidence and also in his behavior, an almost pathological bias against, not only my client, but against all women.
Judge Lord Thomas Horfield: I may be stupid, but I fail to understand what this jilting has to do with the case; after seeing the witness and observing his appearance and bearing, I should be inclined to regard the young lady's conduct as pathological, not his.
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: Is anyone living at the hall now?
Driver: Only the caretaker, Mrs. Clarr - maybe Andre's back from London now. They say he knows more about the poor Colonel's death than he would tell. He's a queer one, all right.
Anthony Keane, Counsel for the Defense: In what way?
Driver: Oh, I don't know. He keeps himself to himself - perhaps that's because he's foreign. They never do seem quite the same, do they, sir?
Lady Sophie Horfield: [Rhetorically] Who needs pity more than a woman who's sinned?
Judge Lord Thomas Horfield: I do not like to be interrupted in the middle of an insult.
Sir Joseph, Counsel for the Prosecution: M'lord, I would like to have an opportunity to consider what bearing this has on the case: I've just been informed that the witness Latour has done away with himself.
Sir Joseph, Counsel for the Prosecution: She had patience. She could wait. This was, indeed, no ordinary woman.
Sir Simon Flaquer: [about Mrs. Paradine] I've been of the opinion that she was a woman of very low estate and very easy virtue.
Sir Simon Flaquer: [about Mrs. Paradine] You'll find her a strange woman with an almost mystical charm.
Gay Keane: Have you ever realized what a lot you can learn from photographs?
Sir Simon Flaquer: The social footsteps of time.
Gay Keane: Tony's torn him to pieces - it was horrible.
Judy Flaquer: But darling, you've got to remember, its Tony's job.