In a Lonely Place (1950) Poster

Carl Benton Reid: Capt. Lochner



  • Capt. Lochner : Why didn't you call for a cab? Isn't that what a gentleman usually does under the circumstances?

    Dixon Steele : Oh I didn't say I was a gentleman. I said I was tired.

  • Capt. Lochner : [Dixon has replied with sarcasm to Lochner's questions]  You're told that the girl you were with last night was found in Benedict Canyon, murdered. Dumped from a moving car. What's your reaction? Shock? Horror? Sympathy? No - just petulance at being questioned. A couple of feeble jokes. You puzzle me, Mr. Steele.

    Dixon Steele : Well, I grant you, the jokes could've been better, but I don't see why the rest should worry you - that is, unless you plan to arrest me on lack of emotion.

  • Capt. Lochner : I didn't expect you to give me more information... but certain facts contradict your original statement.

    Laurel Gray : [flatly]  I wish you'd say what you mean.

    Capt. Lochner : Yes, let's do that. On the night of the Atkinson murder, you looked at Dixon Steele and said you didn't know him.

    Laurel Gray : I didn't.

    Capt. Lochner : Since then, you and he have been inseparable.

    Laurel Gray : He's writing a script. I'm doing the typing.

    Capt. Lochner : Do you receive a salary for this?

    Laurel Gray : No. I'm doing it for love.

    Capt. Lochner : [surprised]  Are you in love with Mr. Steele?

    Laurel Gray : For the record, I am in love with Mr. Steele.

    Capt. Lochner : Are you going to be married?

    Laurel Gray : [pause]  If we do, I'll send you an invitation - after all, it was you who first introduced us to each other.

  • Capt. Lochner : Considering that you've never met Mr. Steele, you pay quite a bit of attention to him.

    Laurel Gray : Hmm-hmm. I have at that.

    Capt. Lochner : Do you usually give such attention to your neighbors?

    Laurel Gray : No.

    Capt. Lochner : Were you interested in Mr. Steele because he's a celebrity?

    Laurel Gray : No, not at all. I noticed him because he looked interesting - I like his face.

  • Laurel Gray : I love Dix. It upsets me terribly that you suspect him, even for second.

    Capt. Lochner : Not for a second, for the last three weeks. He's our most logical suspect.

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