Hsai Hsu Mak: You've been watching too many of your American films. You see intrigue and conspiracy every time you turn your head.
Ironside: In this situation, don't you?
Hsai Hsu Mak: There's a difference between law enforcement in your country and mine.
Ironside: Tell me.
Hsai Hsu Mak: In your country, it's a judicial matter. In mine it's political. Yes, I'm a policeman. I have a uniform and a badge, I parade about, I can wave a stick at traffic, I can arrest somebody – when I'm told to. In other words, I do as I am told. Nobody's yet has told me to worry about the death of a sick old chambermaid.
Ironside: Questions might be asked.|
Hsai Hsu Mak: Nobody's asked me.
Ironside: I'm asking you.
Hsai Hsu Mak: Who do you think you are, the Commissar of my conscience?
Ironside: Perhaps a spur to your self-respect.