Joe Ryan Quotes in Gorgo (1961)


Joe Ryan Quotes:

  • [During a scuba dive, the men glimpse Gorgo and hurriedly return to the boat]

    Joe Ryan: What did you see, Sam?

    Sam Slade: I don't know. But whatever it was, I never want to see it again.

  • Sam Slade: We might be able to catch it in the nets. But how do you propose to kill a thing like that?

    Joe Ryan: Oh, I don't know. Dynamite, maybe?

    Sam Slade: Ever stop to think what a thing like that might be worth alive?

  • Professor Flaherty: Captain Ryan. The creature that you have captured is not an adult specimen.

    Sam Slade: You mean it isn't fully grown?

    Professor Flaherty: No. In fact, we believe it is in rather early infancy.

    Sam Slade: You're trying to say there may be a fully grown one of these things around somewhere?

    Professor Hendricks: It's a fair assumption. Where there are offspring, there are generally parents.

    Joe Ryan: How big would a full-grown one be?

    Professor Flaherty: An approximate guess?

    [He shows them two scale drawings of the creatures]

    Professor Flaherty: The infant. The adult.

    Joe Ryan: That would make it nearly two hundred feet tall!

    Professor Flaherty: At the very least.

    Professor Hendricks: Obviously, the proper authorities must be notified at once.

    Joe Ryan: What are you trying to do? Stir up a whole hornet's nest because of a few calculations made on a piece of paper? Nuts to that!

    Professor Flaherty: I'm afraid, Captain Ryan, the decision is no longer in your hands.

    [Cut to Gorgo testing the limits of his enclosure and roaring when he finds an electrified fence. Cut to Gorgo's mother stomping from the sea onto Nara Island]

  • [Ryan and Slade are brought to Admiral Brooks]

    Admiral Brooks: Gentlemen, you've been asked to come here to supply us with any information in your possession which might be helpful. Nara Island has been destroyed. Reconnaissance aircraft have sighted the creature in this area here.

    Sam Slade: Excuse me, sir, that looks as though the thing is heading for England.

    Admiral Brooks: Quite. And that, in itself, calls for an explanation. Do you have one?

    Joe Ryan: [crossing his arms defensively] Well, we were playing a stream of water on it during the passage. It was Professor Flaherty's instructions. Maybe it left some sort of track.

    Admiral Brooks: I see. Is that possible?

    Professor Flaherty: Yes, it's possible.

  • [the Admiral has received word that the naval destroyer has been sunk]

    Sam Slade: Well, all right. Now what?

    Professor Flaherty: What will *you* do?

    Sam Slade: Turn that thing at the Festival Gardens loose. What else? Take it back to the sea, while we've still got a chance!

    Joe Ryan: What the hell's the matter with you? This is the twentieth century. There must be some way of handling an overgrown animal!

  • Joe Ryan: Benedict, just why are you back in town? And what are you trying to pull, up at the Mary-Ann?

    Benedict: No one's been near that worthless mine for years

    Joe Ryan: I'm not so sure it's worthless. You ain't hanging on here for nothing.

    Benedict: Joe Ryan, your father was a bad man in this town. What are you trying to do - live up to his record?

    Joe Ryan: Listen to me you old carcass, there's plenty of gold in that mine somewhere, and half of it belongs to me. And I've got a deed right here to prove it.

    Benedict: Yes, and I got a pretty good idea how you got it

    Joe Ryan: Why you old...

    [he grabs Benedict as if to strike him]

    John Mason: Just a minute...

    Joe Ryan: And who invited you into this game?

    John Mason: Looked to me like someone was getting a dirty deal. Just thought I'd cut in.

    Joe Ryan: Cutting in here ain't the healthiest thing you could do.

    John Mason: Well, I'll take that chance. You boys better get moving.

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