Four Sons (1928)
The Schoolmaster: Books, Herr Postman, are friends that never deceive,
The Iceman: [Hearing a voice groaning in German out in no-man's land] Hey, Dutch, what's that guy yellin' out there?
Joseph - Her Son: The poor devil's calling 'Mutterchen' - it means 'little mother.'
The Iceman: - I guess those fellows have mothers too.
Joseph - Her Son: [to his mother] Another letter from Fritz Kellner asking ne to come to America - It's a great country - America. Everyone is equal. If I only had the money.
Major von Stomm: You have a son in America. Give me his letters.
Mother Bernle: I haven't heard from him in many months - not since the war.
Major von Stomm: The better for you. He's a traitor fighting against the Fatherland!
Von Stomm's Orderly: [Giving the Major a luger to commit suicide. It is apparent to the Major that a worse fate awaits him if he doesn't] A parting gift from the regiment, Herr colonel - to speed you to a better world. Shall we say - in ten minutes?
[He closes the door slowly, leaving the Major alone with a leering smile on his face]