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Suez(1938)

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  • Benjamin Disraeli  

    By all means support this policy; by all means rally round the Prime Minister; by all means follow cheerfully and unquestioningly his leadership. All of you... who are as anxious as he to see England reduced to the standing of a third-rate power!

  • Benjamin Disraeli  

    Yes, I'm afraid you're right. Apparently the present government have temporarily averted the danger of England taking over the leadership of the world, huh?

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    Oh, Eugenie, darling, I'm leaving for Egypt in an hour and 45 minutes. Will you marry me?

  • Countess Eugenie de Montijo  

    What?

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    I'm going there as secretary to the Consulate. Marry me, come with me. Rene's going for the license.

  • Countess Eugenie de Montijo  

    What license? What are you talking about?

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    The marriage license! Quick, pack your things, we've just time to get to the church.

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    At your service, mademoiselle.

  • Toni Pellerin  

    Make him bring back my little house. My clothes are in it.

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    Well, why don't you come out and get them yourself?

  • Toni Pellerin  

    Shame on you.

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    My dear young lady, I don't mind seeing you in your bathing dress.

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    Ohhh! Tch, tch, tch, tch -- shame on YOU!

  • Toni Pellerin  

    Look! A rainbow! Oh, Grandfather says there's a pot of gold at the end.

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    One end in the Mediterranean and the other in the Red Sea. What a pot of gold for the world if they could be joined: the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. Look, Toni! That water in the old gulf. Just as it was centuries ago, when the Phoenicians sailed through. Can you imagine ships sailing right through here where we're standing?

  • Toni Pellerin  

    Ships?

  • Ferdinand de Lesseps  

    Yes. Not ancient galleys but modern ships, steamers, sailing a short trade route to the East. It could be done: no elevations, no rock formations, just a simple sand... ditch. (Heh heh heh. And I was told I was going to dig ditches.) There's fate in this, Toni. Something sent me here to Egypt when I didn't want to come, kept me here when I wanted to leave. I thought it was a dead end, has been up to now. But I can make this -- I can make this spot that we're standing on the crossroads of the Earth. Why, think of it, Toni, a canal stretching through to the Mediterranean, open to the ships of all nations! It could be done, and I can do it. I was looking for a way to serve France, and I think... I think I've found a way to serve the world.