Me and the Colonel

Synopsis: Jacobowsky, a Jewish refugee, flees from the Nazis with an aristocratic, anti-semitic Polish officer trying to get papers to England. Jurgens learns to appreciate Kaye, despite their competition for the same woman, and together they outwit their pursuers.
Genre: Comedy, War
Director(s): Peter Glenville
Production: Columbia Pictures
  Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
APPROVED
Year:
1958
109 min
9 Views

why he says "we"? Where is we?

I am Tadaeusz Boleslav Prokoszny.

S.L. Jacobowsky. Delighted.

Don't you remember us?

- Us? Who is "us"?

- The Jacobowskys from Horodenka.

You see, the Colonel and I come from

the same village in Poland, you know.

- Really?

- Oh, yes.

It is true. I come from Horodenka.

It is one of my father's villages.

Who inhabits these villages I do not know.

Our rent collector knows.

It's a geographical accident.

No significance.

Still, when one travels together,

it's more pleasant than when one...

When I travel, I travel alone.

When I travel with company,

it's company that I choose.

- Tell him that.

- Yes, let me explain why I choose him.

You see, the Colonel is a strong man.

He's a chivalrous man.

He's a military man. And a military man

can requisition an automobile.

Now, he has every right to know

why he chooses me.

Well, if I say so myself,

I am a resourceful man.

Perhaps I can find an automobile

for the Colonel to requisition.

You see, strength plus resourcefulness.

Isn't that a wonderful combination

for an emergency like this?

He and I do not speak the same language.

Fortunately, we have a charming interpreter.

Hear me, Monsieur Leibowitz!

You're a clever man. You know what I mean.

Please do not force me

to bring it into the open.

But take my word for it. Any association

between us is simply not possible.

There is no such thing as "not possible".

My mother used to say,

there are always two possibilities.

I disagree with your mother.

For a true man, there's only one possibility.

That's not enough.

With one possibility, I cannot manoeuvre.

I repeat, for a man of honour,

one possibility.

If that were true,

I'd have died I don't know how many times.

Now you put your finger on the issue

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