This Land Is Mine (1943)
George Coulouris: Prosecutor
[At Albert Lory's murder trial, the Prosecutor produces a "suicide note," proving that George Lambert killed himself. But Lory will not have it]
Albert Lory : The letter's forged, Your Honor. Major Von Keller told me last night... The prosecutor wrote that letter himself. I think he's trying to save my life.
[laughter ripples through the courtroom]
Prosecutor : This is no laughing matter! Your Honor, for the sake of the dignity of this court, I respectfully ask that the man who started that unseemly outburst be forcibly removed from the room!
Judge : The court agrees with you, Mr. Prosecutor! Which of you started that laughter? Please stand up.
[Silence. No one in the courtroom stands up]
Judge : I ask you again, who started that laughter?
Albert Lory : Excuse me, Your Honor. I don't know, but I think I can guess. Perhaps it was the Unknown Soldier.
Prosecutor : A very clear motive. One of the oldest motives in criminal history. Jealousy. Why, you may find it preposterous to believe that a man of his years and timid character could become so enamored with a young woman as to commit an act of violence to dispose of a handsome and vigorous rival. Yet, I've never seen any man too old to look at a charming young lady. And I wouldn't give my oath that such glances are always innocent.