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The Man Who Would Be King (film) Quotes

The Man Who Would Be King (film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . The Man Who Would Be King stopped airing in 1970.

It features John Foreman (producer) as producer, Maurice Jarre in charge of musical score, and Oswald Morris as head of cinematography.

The Man Who Would Be King (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of The Man Who Would Be King (film) is 129 minutes long. The Man Who Would Be King (film) is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Sean Connery as Daniel Dravot, Michael Caine as Peachy Carnehan, Saeed Jaffrey as Billy Fish, Jack May as District Commissioner, and Christopher Plummer as Rudyard Kipling.

The Man Who Would Be King (film) Quotes

Michael Caine as Peachy Carnehan

  • (Michael Caine) "Danny's only a man. But he break wind at both ends simultaneous; which is more, I reckon, than any god can do."
  • (Michael Caine) "It took him half an hour to fall."
  • (Michael Caine) "What's he saying, Billy?"
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Danny's bleeding. They know. He says not god, not devil, but man."
  • (Michael Caine) "They've twigged it, Danny. You've had it. The jig's up."
  • (Sean Connery) "I, Sikander -"
  • (Michael Caine) "For God's sake."
  • (Michael Caine) "We've got to brass it out, Danny. Danny, brass it out."
  • (Michael Caine) "Bags of swank."
  • (Sean Connery) "We'll get your riflemen, Peachy, and we'll come back and slaughter the dogs. A drenching in their own blood we'll give them. Riflemen, prepare to advance."
  • (Michael Caine) "Too many for that, Danny. Retire in sections."
  • (Sean Connery) "Retire? Retire be damned."
  • (Michael Caine) "We've gotta make a run for it."
  • (Michael Caine) "Danny, let us seek safety on the battlefield."
  • (Michael Caine) "Pardon me while I fall down laughing. HA, HA, HA."
  • (Michael Caine) "God's holy trousers."
  • (Michael Caine) "I have urgent business to the South."
  • (Michael Caine) "I've come back. Give me a drink, Brother Kipling. Don't you know me?"
  • (Christopher Plummer) "No. I don't know you. Who are you? What can I do for you?"
  • (Michael Caine) "I told you; give me a drink. It was all settled right here in this office. Remember? Danny and Me signed a contract, and you witnessed it. You stood over there. I stood there, and Daniel stood here. Remember?"
  • (Christopher Plummer) "Carnehan."
  • (Michael Caine) "Peachy Toliver Carnehan."
  • (Michael Caine) "Of course."
  • (Michael Caine) "Keep looking at me. It helps to keep my soul from flying off."
  • (Christopher Plummer) "Carnehan."
  • (Michael Caine) "The same; and not the same, who sat besides you in the first class carriage, on the train to Marwar Junction, three summers and a thousand years ago."
  • (Michael Caine) "Keep looking at me. It helps to keep my soul from flying off."
  • (Michael Caine) "Now, the problem is, how to divide five Afghans from three mules and have two Englishmen left over."
  • (Michael Caine) "Billy Fish, mount the mule and ride. There's a chance you'll make it."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Gurkha foot soldier, not cavalry."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Rifleman Majendra Bahadur Gurung wishing you many good lucks."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Ayo Gorkhali."
  • (Michael Caine) "And old Danny fell. Round and round and round and round, like a penny whirligig. Twenty thousand miles and it took him half an hour to fall before he struck the rocks. But do you know what they did to Peachy? They crucified, him, sah, between two pine trees. As Peachy's hands will show."
  • (Michael Caine) "Put poor Peachy who had never done them any harm. He howled there and he screamed, but he didn't die. And one day they come and they took him down and they said it was a miracle he wasn't dead and then they set him down and they let him go. And Peachy come home, in about, a year. And the mountains they tried to fall on old Peachy, but he was quite safe because Daniel walked before him. And Daniel never let go of Peachy's hand and Peachy never let go of Daniel's head."
  • (Christopher Plummer) "His head?"
  • (Michael Caine) "You knew Danny, sir. Oh, yes, you knew, most Worshipful Brother."
  • (Michael Caine) "Daniel Dravot, Esquire. Well, he became king of Kafiristan, with a crown on his head and that's all there is to tell. I'll be on my way now sir, I've got urgent business in the south, I have to meet a man in Marwar Junction."
  • (Michael Caine) "Do they always use such a big ball?"
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Depend on size of man's head. Big head, big ball, small head, small ball. That Bashki man. Oh big damn head."

Sean Connery as Daniel Dravot

  • (Sean Connery) "Just looking, Peachy. There's such a thing as admiring beauty for its own sake."
  • (Michael Caine) "Being only human, one thing leads to another."
  • (Sean Connery) "Now listen to me you benighted muckers. We're going to teach you soldiering. The world's noblest profession. When we're done with you, you'll be able to slaughter your enemies like civilized men."
  • (Sean Connery) "The more tribes, the more they'll fight, and the better for us."
  • (Sean Connery) "In any place where they fight, a man who knows how to drill men can always be a King. We shall go to those parts and say to any King we find; "D'you want to vanquish your foes?' and we will show him how to drill men; for that we know better than anything else. Then we will subvert that King and seize his Throne and establish a Dynasty."
  • (Sean Connery) "The slut bit me."
  • (Sean Connery) "You have our permission to bugger off."
  • (Sean Connery) "Peachy, I'm heartily ashamed for gettin' you killed instead of going home rich like you deserved to, on account of me bein' so bleedin' high and bloody mighty. Can you forgive me?"
  • (Michael Caine) "That I can and that I do, Danny, free and full and without let or hindrance."
  • (Sean Connery) "Everything's all right then."

Jack May as District Commissioner

  • (Jack May) "It would have been wiser if you'd both gone home at the end of your army service."
  • (Michael Caine) "Home to what? A porters uniform outside a restaurant, attainin' tips from belching civilians for closing cab doors on them and their blowsy women?"
  • (Sean Connery) "Not for us, thank you. Not after watching Afghans come howling down out of the hills and taking battlefield command when all the officers had copped it."
  • (Michael Caine) "Well said, Brother Dravot."
  • (Jack May) "I have your records before me. There's everything in them, from smuggling to swindling to receiving stolen goods to bare-faced blackmail."
  • (Michael Caine) "Sir, I resent the accusation of blackmail. It is blackmail to obtain money by threats of publishing information in a newspaper. But what blackmail is there in accepting a small retainer for keeping it out of a newspaper?"
  • (Jack May) "And how did you propose to keep it out?"
  • (Michael Caine) "By telling the editor what I know about his sister, and a certain government official in these parts."
  • (Sean Connery) "Let him put that in his paper, if he has need of news."

Saeed Jaffrey as Billy Fish

  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "I oft times tell Ootah about Englishmens. How they give names to dogs and take off hats to womans, and march into battle, left; right, left -right with rifles on their shoulders."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Ootah say take your pick. He have twenty three daughters."
  • (Danny) "Those are his daughters? Why the dirty old beggar."
  • (Michael Caine) "Now, now Danny. Different countries, different ways. He's only being hospitable according to his lights. Billy, tell him one's as pretty as the next and we cannot choose."
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "Ootah say he also have thirty-two sons if you are liking boys."
  • (Michael Caine) "Tell him he makes my gorge rise; tell him."
  • (Danny) "Now Peachy, different countries, different ways. Tell Ootah we have vowed not to take a woman until all his enemies are vanquished."
  • (Danny) "You mean he's piled up a fortune of sixty cows out of her infidelities?"
  • (Saeed Jaffrey) "And thirty-two goats."
  • (Danny) "She ain't a wife, she's a going concern."

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