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

- Would anyone like a drink?

- I would, thanks.


Very, very light, please.


Do you want another card?

- Big one?

- Oh, not too big, not too small.

Make mine straight on the rocks.

Not too big, not too small.

I'll have the same, Weldon,

and a little of that branch water.

Weldon, your wife's cheating.

- She tried to look at this card to see if...

- I did not.

You caught me before I had a chance to.

What have you got there?

I'm surprised at you, Morris.

Sitting down playing cards with a woman.

Expecting her not to cheat you.

What's this,

a new sweater for your husband?

It's for Captain Weincheck.

Captain Weincheck. I forgot to invite him.

Well, that's the story of his life, isn't it?

Everybody forgets about Weincheck,

including the promotion board.

He's about the oldest captain in the Army.

Will somebody please tell me

why Captain Weincheck is unpopular?

Is it because he plays the violin,

reads Proust?

Oh, do you remember that tea he gave?

Classical records and cat hairs.

And before God, tea. Only tea.

Captain Weincheck is a gentleman...

...and he's not a thief.

Who said he was?

That afternoon you were speaking of,

at his apartment?

Somebody stole a little

silver Georgian teaspoon.

One of a set of eight

belonging to his great-grandmother.

It was gone when we went to tidy up.

He asked me never to tell about it,

but somebody stole that spoon.

Well, I didn't. It wasn't me.

Well, I'm gonna put everything I have

on this one hand...

...and if I win,

I'll have every chip on the table.

Hit me.

Are aces ones?


I must be getting along.

But you stay, Morris.

Don't break up the party.

Good night, everybody.

Alison, I'll see you to your doorstep.

Good night, Alison.

She is crazy.

No, she's not.

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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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