Reflections in a Golden Eye

Synopsis: US Army Major Weldon Penderton is stationed on a base in the American south. He and his wife Leonora Penderton are in an unsatisfying marriage. Weldon is generally a solitary man who in his time alone tries to bolster his self image as he feels less than adequate as a man and a major. He does not want to viewed like Captain Murray Weincheck, who has been bypassed for promotion time and time again solely because he is seen as being too sensitive. Self absorbed Leonora, when not focused on her passion of horses and riding, tries to maintain the facade of being what she sees an officer's wife should be while she carries on an affair with their next door neighbor, married Colonel Morris Langdon. Morris' wife, Alison Langdon, suffered a nervous breakdown three years ago after miscarrying, she still with that nervous constitution. Alison is generally drawn toward sensitive types, such as Captain Weincheck and their faithful flamboyant Filipino houseboy, Anacleto. Peripheral to the Pendertons
Director(s): John Huston
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

the ground just to the oak tree.

The way the branches

swept down and made a background...

...shutting off the rest of the wood

was the whole point.

Now it's all ruined.

What would the major like me to do?

Well, the major would like you

to pick up the branches...

...and nail them back on again.

No, no. Just get some leaves here...

...and cover the bare spots

where the bushes been removed.

Then you can go.


That's the boy from the stables,

the one that takes care of Firebird.

Yes, well...

He's also the soldier that

ruined a brand new silk suit for me.

Spilled the better part of a coffeepot

all over my knees.

That was two years ago,

wasn't it?

It'll be a lot longer than that

before you'll forget.

I dislike clumsiness,

willful or otherwise.

Well, there's nothing clumsy

about the way he handles Firebird.

Morris says he's never seen

an enlisted man... handle a horse to equal him.

Morris would find something to like

in any enlisted man.

All right, then, Firebird likes him.

Firebird's a horse.

Firebird is a stallion.

So these two little queers

went into this bar...

...and this great big old barman

was looking at them for a long time.

Finally he said, "Are you two sisters?"

And they said, "Hell, no.

We're not even Catholic."

Oh, you're so funny.

For God's sakes, Leonora, why don't you

go upstairs and put your shoes on?

Oh, my.

Oh, my good...

You look like a slattern

going around the house this way.

Langdons come to dinner...

...I suppose you're gonna sit down

at the table like that.

Sure. Why not, prissy?

You disgust me.

I'll kill you. I swear, I'll kill you.

I'll do it! I will kill you!

Son, have you ever been collared...

...and dragged out into the street...

...and thrashed by a naked woman?

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Chapman Mortimer

Chapman Mortimer was the pen name of William Charles ("W. C.") Chapman Mortimer (born 15 May 1907 died 1988), a Scottish novelist. He won the James Tait Black Award for fiction in 1951 for his novel Father Goose. more…

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