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The Steel Helmet

The Steel Helmet(1951)

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Quotes

  • Sergeant Zack  

    Dead man's nothin' but a corpse. No one cares what he is now.

  • Pvt. Bronte  

    They all look alike to me.

  • Sgt. Zack  

    Don't you know how to tell the difference, Fat Paul?

  • Pvt. Bronte  

    No.

  • Sgt. Zack  

    He's South Korean when he's running with you. He's North Korean when he's running AFTER you.

  • Lt. Driscoll  

    Well, Sergeant, I told you it was a waste of time.

  • Sgt. Zack  

    If I was right all the time I'd be an officer, Lieutenant.

  • The Red  

    I just don't understand you. You can't eat with them unless there's a war. Even then, it's difficult. Isn't that so?

  • Cpl. Thompson  

    That's right.

  • The Red  

    You pay for a ticket, but you even have to sit in the back of a public bus. Isn't that so?

  • Cpl. Thompson  

    That's right. A hundred years ago, I couldn't even ride a bus. At least now I can sit in the back. Maybe in fifty years, sit in the middle. Someday even up front. There's some things you just can't rush.

  • Sgt. Tanaka  

    When I get out of this, I'm gonna join the Air Force. No more beetle-crushing for me!

  • Sgt. Zack  

    Aw, be smart. There's nothing like the infantry. If you're in a plane and get hit, what happens? You still gotta fall. There's two strikes against you. If you're on a ship and get hit, you can drown. In a tank, you can fry like an egg. But in the infantry, you get hit and that's it. One or the other, you're dead or alive. But you're on the ground. Get wise, there's nothing like the infantry.

  • Sgt. Tanaka  

    Is he kidding?