Brown: Gentlemen, I am the bearer of joyful tidings. We leave this charming paradise tomorrow. Quincannon: Paradise! It's the devil's own backyard. Sanders: Don't jest Quincannon. You know what this place really is. Quincannon: I do. And I can tell you in fifty words and every one of them forbidden. Sanders: If you'd read your Bible instead of hanging around canteens and native quarters all your life, you'd know that Mesopotamia, this, this very spot you're standing on this very minute is the, the actual Garden of Eden. Quincannon: The Garden of Eden, the Garden of Eden, how are ya. I tell ya, it'd take no angel with a flamin' sword to drive me out. Sanders: That's blasphemy Quincannon. Quincannon: Blasphemy. Are you aware you're talking to a man who was for ten years an altar boy.
Dudley Nichols (1895–1960), U.S. screenwriter, Garrett Fort, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Brown (Reginald Denny), Quincannon (J.M. Kerrigan), Sanders (Boris Karloff), The Lost Patrol, religious zealot Sanders explains that the desert they are lost in is the biblical Garden of Eden (1934).