Beat the Devil (1953) Poster

Gina Lollobrigida: Maria Dannreuther



  • Maria Dannreuther : The long run, I'm tired of the long run.

  • O'Hara : Billy, I - I think it is high time you take stock of yourself. Can you truthfully say about yourself, I - I, Billy Dannreuther, have acted fairly and squarely to my associates, huh?

    Maria Dannreuther : But of course he can, Mr. O'Hara. Everybody knows Billy is the soul of honor.

    Billy Dannreuther : Shut up, sugar.

    O'Hara : Perhaps he is the soul of honor and perhaps appearances are deceiving.

    Billy Dannreuther : Do you mind telling me what it is I'm supposed to have done?

    O'Hara : Nothing. It's your conduct. Your - your - your conduct doesn't - your conduct does not inspire confidence, and - and confidence, Billy, is the most important necessity in an undertaking of our kind. One may be completely innocent, but if one's actions invite suspicion, one might as well be guilty. To be trustworthy is not more important than - than to seem to be trustworthy.

  • Billy Dannreuther : Who do they think I am, their hired man?

    Maria Dannreuther : But you are, you know. You ARE their hired man.

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