Rudolph Rassendyll Quotes in The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)


Rudolph Rassendyll Quotes:

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: You know, there's another reason I feel so well. Had a remarkable wine for dinner last night. Soothed my nerves - went right off to sleep! Slept like a top! Came from right near your castle, by the way. You must try it in case you're ever troubled about sleeping.

    Black Michael: I sleep very well.

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Is that so? You must have a clear conscience.

    Black Michael: I have, and I've never had a dream that didn't come true... if I waited long enough.

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Really? How romantic!


    Rudolph Rassendyll: Still, some things come true you never dreamed of!

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: King for a day! What would it mean if I fail?

    Col. Zapt: [Grimly] Your life and mine and Fritz's here!

  • Col. Zapt: Let's trust in providence.

    Rudolph Rassendyll: [sardonically] You'll never get providence interested in this enterprise.

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: [to Flavia] I love you more than truth or life or honor!

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: My work here is done.

  • Rupert of Hentzau: I see you want to let the drawbridge down. I just killed a man for that.

    Rudolph Rassendyll: An unarmed man, of course.

    Rupert of Hentzau: Of course!

  • Rupert of Hentzau: Touché, Rassendyll! I cannot get used to fighting furniture - where did you learn it?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: That all goes with the old school tie.

    Rupert of Hentzau: Well, then, here's your last fencing lesson. Look out for your head.

  • [during his sword fight with Rupert, Rudolph "retreats" towards the drawbridge's controls]

    Rupert of Hentzau: You'd be a sensation in a circus. I can't understand it. Where did you learn such roller skating?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Coldstream Guards, my boy. Come on now, when does the fencing lesson begin?

    Rupert of Hentzau: Stand still and fight, you coward!

  • Rupert of Hentzau: Why don't you let me kill you quietly?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Oh, a little noise adds a touch of cheer. You notice I'm getting closer to the drawbridge rope?

    Rupert of Hentzau: You're so fond of rope, it's a pity to finish you off with steel. What did they teach you on the playing fields of Eton? Puss in the corner?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Oh, chiefly not throwing knives at other people's backs.

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: [preparing to leave after the coronation to recover the real king] In a couple of hours, I'll just be plain Rudolph Rassendyll.

    Col. Zapt: You'll be lucky if you're not the late Rudolph Rassendyll.

  • King: Well, what are you doing here, cousin?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: I must admit, Sire, that I may have been guilty of somewhat the same offense as our mutual ancestor.

    King: Such as what?

    Rudolph Rassendyll: Fishing in forbidden waters.

  • Rudolph Rassendyll: But I've reformed.

    Princess Flavia: Almost beyond recognition. You seem to be an entirely different person.

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