The plot starts in France in the year 1794. Robespierre is sowing panic among his opponents with the only reason to take over the power of t...更多>
: That's *my* chair you're sitting in, Fouche. Fouché: I just wanted to see how it fits. Maximilian Robespierre: Danton liked to sit in that chair, too. Fouché: And to think that he had supper with us only last night. It's amazing how fast you lose friends these days. Maximilian Robespierre: And you never know who's next on the list, Fouche. Fouché: It must be quite a thrill, making out your death list every night. Maximilian Robespierre: I can't decide whether to promote you or denounce you. Fouché: Where in all Paris would you find anybody as disloyal, unscrupulous, scheming, treacherous, cunning, or deceitful as I? Oh, you'd have to do some tall looking, Max. François Barras: I arrived just in time to see Danton on his way out. Exactly as you planned, wasn't it? Maximilian Robespierre: Danton was my friend, not yours. Why should you feel badly about it? François Barras: Because Danton was a good soldier. Without him, France would have been overrun by the armies of Europe. Maximilian Robespierre: That was yesterday. Like all good soldiers, he outlived his usefulness. François Barras: This would make you dictator of France. Maximilian Robespierre: Yes. François Barras: We didn't storm the Bastille to make any man dictator. Maximilian Robespierre: I'm not "any man". Maximilian Robespierre: There's a man in Strasbourg who isn't afraid of anything. A man named Duval. Fouché: Duval? Maximilian Robespierre: You know him? Fouché: No, but I know his record. Five hundred executions in a single month. That's almost as good as yours, Max. Maximilian Robespierre: I've sent for Duval. He arrives at the Blue Goose Inn tonight. You go there and bring him to the bakery. I'll meet him there. Fouché: How will I know him? Maximilian Robespierre: As one snake to another. You'll smell each other out. Madelon: I don't blame you for hating me. Charles D'Aubigny: I don't like to deprive you of that satisfaction, Madelon, but I don't hate you. I just don't care anymore. Charles D'Aubigny: Seems I remember an appointment we had four years ago. Only one of us showed up. The stupid one. Your Charles has grown up to be a smart boy, now. Madelon: I'll be waiting. Charles D'Aubigny: I wouldn't count the minutes. Fouché: You had a visitor, I see. Charles D'Aubigny: All work and no play? Fouché: I thought you enjoyed your work.