Submitted For Your Perusal - The Rod Serling Sound Collection

Home: Seven Days In May

Paramount Pictures
Screenplay by Rod Serling, based on the novel
by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II
Producer:  Edward Lewis

Director:  John Frankenheimer

Cast:  Kirk Douglas - Burt Lancaster - Fredric March

Ava Gardner - Edmond O'Brien - Martin Balsam

John Houseman



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"...29% of the people of the United States approve of what I'm doing..."
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"...General Scott will be in front of the committee. He is a reincarnation of George Washington who could walk on that water."
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"...Just as sure as God made the state of Georgia. There'd a come one day, when they'd of blown us up or we'd of blown them up."
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"...We've stayed alive because we've built up an arsenal. And we've kept the peace because we've dealt with an enemy who knew we would use that arsenal..."
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"...Last call, annual Preekness pool?... Ten dollars already deposited with Murdock...deadline 1700 Saturday...I'm so disillusioned I could sit down and cry. My hero turned out to be a bookie..."
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"...I'm exec of Ecomcon Jiggs. ...It's funny. We seem to spend more time training for seisure than for prevention..."
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"Casey, I hope you didn't discuss Sundays alert with Colonel Henderson, I needn't remind you that it's top secret."
"If you needn't remind me, why do you bring it up?..."
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"Operator, have you got a listing for Ecomcon..."
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"...We've all got to stay on the alert these days Casey. Especially on Sunday, right?"
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"Sir, wouldn't it help if you changed your mind and...invited some of the Congessional people to observe the alert..."
"Nobody from the Hill is to know a thing about this."
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"Oh, Jiggs. Colonel Murdock tells me you've heard about our Preekness pool. I'd appreciate it if you'd keep it to yourself..."
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"And now I'm gonna give you the one man, who not only speaks for that flag but has fought for it with distinction. And now represents it with honor. Four star General...A hero of war...Lady's and Gentlemen...General James Mattoon Scott."
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"Perhaps patriotism is old fashion. Perhaps love of Country is outdated...Patriotism, loyalty, sentiment, are the United States of America!"
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"Mr. President, have you ever heard of a Military unit known as Ecomcon?..."
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"Sir, this is very difficult for me because, well, it concerns a superior officer whom I admire and respect...Yesterday I learned that..."
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"...I don't think those messages had anything to do with horses Sir. I think it was some kind of a code...General Scott wanted those messages kept under wraps."
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"...I'm suggesting Mr. President there's a Military plot to take over the Government. This may occur sometime this coming Sunday."
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"...I don't see how we in the Military can question it. I mean we can question it but we can't fight it. We shouldn't anyway."
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"...inside this room, the buck stops. Thanks for coming to see me Colonel."
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"...I think you should see this Miss Holbrook. If she's got somethin' on Scott, we want it. There are all sorts of ways of protectin' the President..."
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"...The bet is that there are members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who are involved in treason. We know who they are, we know the essence of the plan. Now from you Admiral, I want a signed statement..."
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"...If I'd a gone up to Blue Lake, they'd a tried to kidnap me...That's good solid evidence right there. And Gentlemen, Paul Girard should be here very shortly."
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"...Paul Girard is dead..."
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"I've had two close friends in my live...One was Paul Girard, the other was Ray Clark...what about Ray Clark? Where's he? Where in Gods name is he?..."
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"...When you told Jiggs about Ecomcon last Monday, he'd never heard of it."
"How'd you know about my seeing Jiggs on Monday?"
"He told me. he told some other people too..."
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"I'm sorry Colonel, but I have orders that the Civilian is not to leave the base..."
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"...you got a dime to stop a revolution with?"
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"...Frankly, no Mr. President. He gave me nothing to sign...I signed no paper. He took nothing with him..."
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"...At 2:20 tomorrow afternoon...General James Scott will be on all three television networks explaining to the people of the United States why this particular crucifixion is an act of faith."
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"Mr. President, what are you waiting for...sedition pure and simple. Close down Mt. Thunder. Declare a state of Martial Law..."
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"But you do have one last alternative...Use these letters that Casey got from the girl..."
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"...Every now and then a man in a white horse rides by and we appoint him to be our personal god for the duration. For some men it was a Senator MacCarthy... Now it's a General Scott."
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"...certain facts have come to my attention. I won't waist time by detailing them all now. I'll simply say that I want your resignation..."
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"...I am prepared to brand you for what you are, General. A strutting egoist, with a Napoleonic power complex. And an out and out traitor..."
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"...I will not resign...but what I will do is take this issue to the people. I'll demand a public platform. And then we'll see which one of us the United States will follow."
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"General, I've called a press conference for tomorrow. I'll announce that I've asked for all of your resignations...I'm going to fight you."
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"...no matter what he says during his press conference, no matter what he does after. An educated guess would be that within a week there'll be a move for his impeachment."
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"...Delay the press conference for half an hour. You are never to disclose or even hint at the existence of this paper Mr. Whitney... Colonel Casey. See that Scott and the others get copies right away."
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"...Are you sufficiently up on your Bible to know who Judas was?..."
"Yes, I know who Judas was. He was a man I worked for and admired..."
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"I have had no choice but to ask for the resignation of General James Scott. At the same time I have asked for the resignations of three other officers..."
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"...Jim, what are we gonna do? How are we gonna get out of this?... The last thing we want on God's Earth is publicity..."
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"Gentlemen, the papers just handed me are the resignations of Generals Hardesty, Riley and Diefenbach..."
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"I'm sorry Sir... Where to Sir?... Sir?"
"Take me home."


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