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I don't quite

Mothershead:
Sir! I don't quite... I don't quite understand why it is you allow that sort of people in there.
Dr. Frederick Treves:
Why? Because he enjoys it, and I think it's very good for him.
Mothershead:
Yes, but, sir, you saw the expression on their faces. They didn't hide their disgust. They don't care anything about John! They only want to impress their friends!
Dr. Frederick Treves:
I think you're being rather harsh on them, don't you, Mrs. Mothershead?
Mothershead:
I beg your pardon!
Dr. Frederick Treves:
You yourself hardly showed him much loving kindness when he first arrived, did you?
Mothershead:
I bathed him, I fed him, and I cleaned up after him, didn't I? And I see that my nurses do the same. And if loving kindness can be called care and practical concern, then I did show him loving kindness, and I am not ashamed to admit it!

Transcript:
I'm rather late. What is it?
- Well, sir, I don't quite...
- I don't quite understand
why it is you allow
that sort of people in there.
Why? Because he enjoys it,
and I think it's very good for him.
Yes, but, sir, you saw the
expression on their faces.
They didn't hide their disgust.
They don't care anything about John.
They only want to
impress their friends.
I think you're being rather
harsh on them, don't you?
I beg your pardon, sir.
You yourself hardly showed him
much love and kindness
when he first arrived, did you?
I bathed him, I fed him
and I cleaned up after him, didn't I?
And I see that my nurses do the same.
And if "loving kindness" can be called
care and practical concern
then I did show him loving kindness,
and I am not ashamed to admit it!
I didn't mean it exactly that way.
Now please believe me.
Of course I appreciate your concern.
I appreciate everything that
you've done for Mr. Merrick.
Thank you.
But I am the physician in charge
and I must do what I think is best for him.
- Please now, I'm also very late.
- If you ask my opinion,
he's only being stared at
all over again!
Thank you.
Night time!

Clip duration: 136 seconds
Views: 13
Movie: The Elephant Man
Year: 1980
Genres: biography, drama
Summary: A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.


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Actors

Mothershead - Wendy Hiller