“I'm in love with a girl, and I'm going to help hang her father.”
“Foreign Correspondent” quotes(1940)
Plot – Shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War, an American newspaper sends a dynamic young reporter to Europe, where he takes part in an international peace congress in Amsterdam. While leaving the congress, one of the movement's leaders is killed. The young reporter starts following the killers and discovers that the statesman was not killed but is instead held captive in an abandoned mill from which he is flown to London. The statesman is aware of a political secret that affects a foreign country whose officers are trying in vain to learn about. Head of this conspiracy is the leader of the British pacifist organization, who betrays his country and his mission and whose young daughter, unaware of everything, falls in love with the young reporter. In the end, the plot is uncovered and the statesman is freed. Meanwhile, the war has broken out; the false pacifist and his daughter flee on an American airplane, on which the reporter and a police officer are also traveling. The aircraft is shot down by a German fighter: the traitor drowns while the young couple is rescued by an American ship.
All actors – Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders, Albert Bassermann, Robert Benchley, Edmund Gwenn, Eduardo Ciannelli, Harry Davenport, Martin Kosleck, Frances Carson, Ian Wolfeshow all
“Foreign Correspondent” Quotes 6 quotes
“- John Jones: Foreign correspondent, huh?
- Mr. Powers: No, reporter. I don't want correspondence, I want news.”
“I think the world has been run long enough by well-meaning professionals. We might give the amateurs a chance now.”
“Hello, America, hang on to your lights: they're the only lights left in the world!”
“There's no help. No help for the whole poor suffering world.”