Col. Calleja Quotes in Guns for San Sebastian (1968)
Col. Calleja Quotes:
Col. Calleja: [upon finding the village deserted] The guns go back! Men, dismount! We leave in the morning!
Leon Alastray: [later in Leon's room] Well, goodnight. Happy dreams, my son.
Col. Calleja: Goodnight. Thank you.
Leon Alastray: I suppose we are leaving before sunup?
Col. Calleja: 'We'? We leave?
Leon Alastray: Well, I must face my bishop, and you the governor.... and report OUR failure.
[feigns apathy by thumbing through a Bible]
Col. Calleja: What failure?
Leon Alastray: Our mission.
[goes back to pretending to read a Bible]
Col. Calleja: I didn't fail in my mission! I was told to proceed to the village of San Sebastian with arms & munitions: number 1. Number 2: deliver the guns to the population of San Sebastian. And number 3: return immediately to garrison headquarters upon completion of the mission. Where have I failed?
Leon Alastray: Number 2. We did not deliver the guns to the population.
Col. Calleja: But there is no one here!
Leon Alastray: Oh, that's true.
[pauses as if confused]
Leon Alastray: But the orders do not say that the population is IN the village.-- Col. Calleja
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