|Blore in 1987's Desyat Negrityat|
Lombard said:“What about yourself, Mr. Blore?”“What about me?”“Your name was included in the list.”Blore went purple.“Landor, you mean?” That was the bank robbery—London and Commercial.”Mr. Justice Wargrave stirred. He said:“I remember. It didn’t come before me, but I remember the case. Landor was convicted on your evidence. You were the police officer in charge of the case?”Blore said:“I was.”“Landor got penal servitude for life and died in Dartmoor a year later. He was a delicate man.”Blore said:“He was a crook. It was he who knocked out the night watchman. The case was quite clear against him.”Wargrace said slowly:“You were complimented, I think, on your able handling of the case.”“I got my promotion.”He added in a thick voice:“I was only doing my duty.”Lombard laughed—a sudden ringing laugh. He said:“What a duty-loving, law-abiding lot we all seem to be!”
|Blore in the 1974 film|
“Oh well, here goes, Landor was innocent right enough. The gang had got me squared and between us we got him put away for a stretch. Mind you, I wouldn’t admit this—““If there were any witnesses,” finished Lombard with a grin. “It’s just between you and me. Well, I hope you made a tidy bit out of it.”“Didn’t make what I should have done. Mean crowd, the Purcell gang. I got my promotion, though.”“And Landor got penal servitude and died in prison.”“I couldn’t know he was going to die, could I?”
“I’ll knock your ruddy block off.”
I watched them from the windows of the house. When Blore came up alone I had the big marble clock poised ready. Exit Blore....
“My best man! What’s the police coming to?”[The detective] said:“Even policemen have private lives! [The murderer] was a very proud man.”
|A big bear hugged one...|
BLORE. I say, Captain Lombard, what about a nice bottle of beer?LOMBARD. Do stop thinking about your stomach, Blore. This craving for food and drink will be your undoing.BLORE. But there’s plenty of beer in the kitchen.LOMBARD. Yes, and if anyone wanted to get rid of you, the first place they’d think of putting a lethal dose would be in a nice bottle of beer.
|Blore's laughable death in the 1989 adaptation|