Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Anthony Quayle: Colonel Brighton
General Allenby : [the British army staff is having a field briefing] Very well, gentlemen. The cavalry's gone through Mazril and Deraa. Very good, by the way, very good indeed. Now your turn.
Artilery general, field briefing : Well, sir, if the enemy's retreating in any kind of order - which we'd better assume...
General Allenby : Certainly.
Artilery general, field briefing : ...Then they can't be further than this Mallud place. In which case I can have them within range by... 0900 hours tomorrow?
General Allenby : Splendid! Phillip.
Infantry general, field briefing : Well, these
[referring to British soldiers marching in the background]
Infantry general, field briefing : are the last of the infantry supports coming up now, sir. But Mallud... could have the fusilliers there by... Wednesday, sir?
General Allenby : That'll do for now. The guns are what matter! Any questions?
Cavalry general, field briefing : This Arab army on the right, sir - what's it consist of?
Colonel Brighton : Irregular cavalry, sir. About two thousand.
Cavalry general, field briefing : Where are they now?
Colonel Brighton : Can only know that by being with them, sir.
General Allenby : Then get with them, Harry! I want to know.
Colonel Brighton : Yes, sir.
General Allenby : Pound them, Charley -
[strikes blackboard with his fist]
General Allenby : POUND THEM!
Colonel Brighton : Damn it, Lawrence! Who do you take your orders from?
Colonel Brighton : I've been waiting for you.
T.E. Lawrence : Did you know I was coming?
Colonel Brighton : I knew someone was coming. I mean Feisal told me.
T.E. Lawrence : How did he know?
Colonel Brighton : Not much happens within 50 miles of Feisal that Feisal doesn't know. I'll give him that... no escort?
T.E. Lawrence : My guide was killed at the Masturah well.
Colonel Brighton : Turks?
T.E. Lawrence : No, an Arab.
Colonel Brighton : Bloody savages.
[They both ride away]
Colonel Brighton : Lawrence will campaign this winter, but you have got what you wanted so you're going home. Is that it?
Auda abu Tayi : Of course. When Orens has got what he wanted, he will go home. When you have got what you wanted, you will go home.
Colonel Brighton : Oh no I shan't Auda.
Auda abu Tayi : Then you are a fool.
Colonel Brighton : Maybe, but I'm not a deserter.
Auda abu Tayi : Be thankful that when God made you a fool, he gave you a fool's face.
Colonel Brighton : You are an impudent rascal.
Auda abu Tayi : I must go, Orens, before I soul myself with a fool's blood.
Colonel Brighton : It's like talking to a brick wall.