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

You know, I had the best doctors for her.

They all say she's fine.

Well, now, look here.

You know we're scared for her...

...just to go from our front door

to yours alone.

Oh, well...

Cutting off her nipples

with a pair of garden shears.

You call that normal?

My God. Garden shears.

No, but she's not, you know.

Doctor says she's neurotic.

- It will take time, that's all.

- Time?

It's been three years

since she had that baby.

So it died...

...but that was three years ago.

She's not getting any better.

She's just getting worse.

Do you think she has any idea about us?


Well, I hope not.

I like Alison.

Look... that Alison's gone home... two don't mind

if I do a little work, do you?

Play a couple of hands with us.

Well, I got my lecture to prepare.

You work too hard, Weldon.

Why don't you come

riding with us tomorrow?

Well, we'll see.

It will do you good. Shake up your liver.

Well, I might. I might.


Good night, Weldon.

But I don't need a suit, Anacleto.

But you do.

You haven't bought a garment

in more than a year...

...and the green frock

is bien use at the elbow...

...and ready for the Salvation Army.

My God, you're a rare bird, you are.

How much is it?

What I wouldn't give to get you

in my battalion for just a day.

It is trs cher.

But one could not expect

to get such quality for anything else.

- And think of the years of service.

- We'll see about it.

Oh, go on and buy the dress,

for God's sake.

And while we are about it,

we might order an extra yard or so.

Then I can have a jacket.

All right, if I decide to get it.

What is that?

You and Captain Weincheck were playing it

last Thursday afternoon.

The opening bar of the Franck

A-major sonata.


Just this minute

made me compose a ballet.

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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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