Saboteur (film)

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Saboteur is a 1942 film about an aircraft factory worker who goes on the run across the United States when he is wrongly accused of starting a fire that killed his best friend.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Written by Peter Viertel, Joan Harrison, and Dorothy Parker.
You'd like to say - IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE!... but every jolting scene is TRUE!! (taglines)


Charles Tobin[edit]

  • [to Barry Kane] Very pretty speech - youthful, passionate, idealistic. Need I remind you that you are the fugitive from justice, not I. I'm a prominent citizen, widely respected. You are an obscure workman wanted for committing an extremely unpopular crime. Now which of us do you think the police will believe?
  • You have all the makings of an outstanding boor.
  • You're one of the ardent believers - a good American. Oh, there are millions like you. People who play along, without asking questions. I hate to use the word stupid, but it seems to be the only one that applies. The great masses, the moron millions. Well, there are a few of us unwilling to troop along... a few of us who are clever enough to see that there's much more to be done than just live small complacent lives, a few of us in America who desire a more profitable type of government. When you think about it, Mr. Kane, the competence of totalitarian nations is much higher than ours. They get things done.
  • Power, yes... I want that as much as you want your job, or that girl. We all have different tastes as you can see, only I'm willing to back my tastes with the necessary force.

Barry Kane[edit]

  • [to Patricia as they dance at a party full of Nazi sympathizers] Right now, they're probably haggling over the price for us with Murder, Incorporated.
  • Pat, this moment belongs to me. No matter what happens, they can never take it away from me. [another dancer cuts in and dances off with Pat]
  • [to Charles Tobin] Why is it that you sneer every time you refer to this country? You've done pretty well here. I don't get it.

Phillip Martin[edit]

  • [Philip, a blind man, explains to Patricia why he believes Barry is innocent] Don't you know I can see a great deal farther than you can? I can see intangible things. For example, innocence.

Dialogue[edit]

Mr. Freeman: The most important thing is to make sure of everyone around us.
Charles Tobin: Mr. Kane?
Mr. Freeman: I'm just not sure. I want to know that he's all right.
Charles Tobin: All right? What an understatement. He's much more than that! He's noble and fine and pure... So he pays the penalty that the noble must pay in this world: he's misjudged by everyone.

Mac, Truck Driver: I've been thinkin' for long time I'm gonna get out of this truckin' game.
Barry Kane: Why don't you?
Mac, Truck Driver: One of my neighbors told my wife it's stylish to eat three meals a day.

Patricia "Pat" Martin: I'm afraid we're not behaving very well.
Barry Kane: What's the difference, we're not invited anyway.

Patricia "Pat" Martin: Barry, why couldn't I have met you a hundred years ago? On a beach somewhere?
Barry Kane: Bathing suits looked awfully funny a hundred years ago. I bet you'd look beautiful though.

Barry Kane: That's the only good part. I'm with you.
Patricia "Pat" Martin: I wish it was somewhere else - the North Pole - I wouldn't care.
Barry Kane: We might wind up there too, chasing Fry over an old glacier.
Patricia "Pat" Martin: Fry. He seems so small now. I'd forgotten about him.

Frank Fry: I don't like autumn.
Patricia "Pat" Martin: You're not being very nice to a lonely girl. You look as though you might be lonely too.
Frank Fry: I got to catch that boat.
Patricia "Pat" Martin: 15 minutes shouldn't make such a big difference Mr. Fry.

Taglines[edit]

  • You'd like to say - IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE!... but every jolting scene is TRUE!!
  • 3000 miles of terror!

Cast[edit]

External links[edit]

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