Five Graves to Cairo (1943) Poster

Peter van Eyck: Lt. Schwegler



  • Lt. Schwegler : [to Mouche]  Stupid. Never ask a big man for a small favor.

  • Lt. Schwegler : We've been killing the English like flies! Later, we'll kill the flies like the English.

  • Lt. Schwegler : Our complaints are brief. We make them against the nearest wall.

  • Lt. Schwegler : [checking his guidebook entry about the hotel]  You have a native cook by the name of Berek.

    Farid : [nervous]  Terek, sir. Terek. Yes, sir. But he ran away this morning. With the British to Alexandria.

    Lt. Schwegler : [checking the guidebook]  You have a wife.

    Farid : Oh, yes, sir. Yes. But *she* run away. Yes, sir.

    Lt. Schwegler : With the British to Alexandria?

    Farid : [sadly]  No, sir. With a Greek to Casablanca.

  • Mouche : I'm not afraid of generals...

    Lt. Schwegler : You're not?

    Mouche :'s lieutenants I'm afraid of.

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