Ali Kerim Bey
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Ali Kerim Bey (Character)
from From Russia with Love (1963)

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From Russia with Love (1963)
Kerim Bey: Ah, the old game: give a wolf a taste and then leave him hungry. My friend, she's got you dangling.

Kerim Bey: All of my key employees are my sons. Blood is the best security in this business.

[When the two Gypsy girls are brought out to fight, Vavra addresses the tribe in the Romani Gypsy language]
Kerim Bey: [translating] The women will fight until one of them is dead or surrenders. The winner will marry the man they both love, the loser will be cast out of the tribe, never to return. If both quit, the elders of the tribe will then decide who will marry the chief's son.
[speaking Romani, Vida lets out a long string of curses, glaring venomously at Zora]
Kerim Bey: She's saying that...
James Bond: Yes, I think I got it without the subtitles.

[after James and Kerim bind and gag Benz, the Russian agent, James leaves while Kerim sits down to guard him]
Kerim Bey: I've had a particularly fascinating life. Would you like to hear about it?
[Benz tries to grunt "no."]
Kerim Bey: You would?

Kerim's Girl: [Longingly] Ali Kerim Bey? Ali Kerim Bey? Ali Kerim Bey? You are not glad to see me this morning?
Kerim Bey: [Uninterestedly] Overjoyed.
Kerim's Girl: I-I no longer please you?
Kerim Bey: Be still! Ahh... Back to the salt mines.

[on seeing Kerim Bey's office in shambles]
James Bond: Well... who won?
Kerim Bey: I had visitors. Limpet mine on the wall outside - timed to catch me at my desk. But by good fortune, I was relaxing on the settee for a few moments. The girl left in hysterics.
James Bond: Found your technique too violent?

Kerim Bey: My friend, if you really want my advice, you should spend a few pleasant days with us here in Istanbul and then - then go home.

Kerim Bey: Take a look. You should remember him. This man kills for pleasure.
James Bond: [Sarcastically] Nice face.

Kerim Bey: It seems we've come on the wrong night. Two girls in love with the same man, threaten to kill each other. It must be settled the Gypsy way.