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Movie: Topsy-Turvy [1999] Movie: Topsy-Turvy [1999]

Gilbert:
Madam, I had rather spend an afternoon in a Turkish bath with my mother than visit the dratted dentist.

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Helen Lenoir:
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.

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Richard Temple:
Laughter, tears, curtain.

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Gilbert:
[giving notes to the cast after a dress rehearsal] Ko-ko's entrance: Mr. Kent and Mr. Conyngham. Please ensure that you do not flinch at Mr. Grossmith's sword. You must have confidence that he is not about to chop off your heads, even if it may appear that that is your inevitable fate.

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Gilbert:
There's something inherently disappointing about success.

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Gilbert's Father:
Am I to understand, sir, that you have been in communication with your mother?



Gilbert:
No, Father, not for some considerable time, I'm glad to say.



Gilbert's Father:
You are a liar, sir.



Gilbert:
No, sir. I can assure you, Papa, that the very last person with whom I wish to have any communication at all is your estranged wife, the vicious woman who bore me into this ridiculous world.



Gilbert's Father:
How dare you, sir? Have you no respect?



Gilbert:
Don't misunderstand me, Father. Nobody respects her more than I do, and I can't stand the woman.

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Gilbert:
Oh, for God's sake you pair of bloody harpies - get out, I'm WORKING!

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Sullivan:
This work with Gilbert is quite simply killing me.



Richard D'Oyly Carte:
Working with Gilbert would kill anybody.

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Fanny Ronalds:
Lady Colin is endeavoring to persuade us to take up smoking. She's writing an article for the Saturday Review. She proposes that nicotine is a gift from the gods, and if men may benefit from its soothing qualities, why then may women not also? My poor daughter now believes that smoking is an extension of the... communion between a woman and her husband.



Sullivan:
Will she be smoking a cigarette on her wedding day?



Fanny Ronalds:
[laughing] Heaven forfend!

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Gilbert's Father:
A father should not have to seek permission to visit his own son!



Gilbert:
The son shouldn't be expected to be clairvoyant.

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Gilbert:
Every theatrical performance is a contrivance by its very nature.



Sullivan:
Yes, but this piece consists entirely of an artificial and implausible situation.



Gilbert:
If you wish to write a Grand Opera about a prostitute, dying of consumption in a garret, I suggest you contact Mr Ibsen in Oslo. I am sure he will be able to furnish you with something suitably dull.

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Gilbert:
A terrible thing has just happened, Grossmith. You've become a cockney.

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Lucy Gilbert (Kitty):
Schwenk speaks to The Savoy every morning in code, father-in-law. Just in case the telephone operator should be eavesdropping.



Gilbert's Father:
One might as well open the window and shout down the street.

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Gilbert:
I don't quite know how to take praise. It makes my eye red.

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Gilbert:
Barker, what are you doing? Do you propose to join in?



Richard Barker:
My dancing days are long over, Mr. Gilbert.



Gilbert:
Over, Barker, but not forgotten.

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Gilbert's Mother:
Maude...



Maude Gilbert:
Yes, Mama?



Gilbert's Mother:
Never bear a humorous baby.



Maude Gilbert:
I shall endeavor not to, Mama.

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Sullivan:
[to Mr. Hurley, the bassoonist] You was late, Mr. 'Urley.


[laughter]

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John D'Auban, Choregrapher:
I haven't laughed so much since my tights caught fire in "Harlequin Meets Itchity Witch and the Snitch".

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[Gilbert brings a samurai sword home from the Japanese exhibition]



Pidgeon, Gilbert's Houseman:
It's a fine-looking instrument, sir. Now would that be Spanish or Italian?



Gilbert:
Neither, Pidgeon.



Pidgeon, Gilbert's Houseman:
Of course, sir.

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Richard Temple:
[on wearing a sweaty costume during summer performances] I fear that dear Mr. Gilbert has run out of ideas.



Durward Lely:
No!



Richard Temple:
He doesn't know what to do with me. Ponder this: he thrusts me into a gamut of tight-fitting pots, pans, and pails, and poaches me like a fucking haddock! Forgive my Anglo-Saxon, Mr. Butt.

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Gilbert:
How was your crossing, Sullivan?



Sullivan:
Mercifully smooth, thank you.



Gilbert:
As smooth as D'Oyly Carte?


[they laugh]



Sullivan:
No, not quite, Gilbert.

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[rehearsing a scene]



George Grossmith:
[annoyed] "Well, a nice mess you've got us into, with your nodding head, and the deference due to a man of pedigree!"



Gilbert:
Mr. Grossmith, you are under sentence of death, "by something lingering, either boiling oil or melted lead." Kindly bear that in mind.

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[giving notes after a dress rehearsal]



Gilbert:
Your performances were, on the whole, promising, which is more than can be said, alas, for that of the sliding doors. One of which might have thought it was in Japan, but the other was apparently stubbornly laboring under the misapprehension that it was on holiday in Yorkshire.


[laughter]



Richard Barker:
Where was the man, Mr. Seymour?



Mr. Seymour, Production Manager:
Rest assured, Mr. Barker, that tomorrow night he will be with us in Japan.

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Fanny Ronalds:
Lady Colin is irresistible. She cannot conceive why the Irish are starving when there's lots of good fish in the sea.



Sullivan:
She most probably has a point.

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[after extracting Gilbert's bad tooth]



Dentist:
I must say, my wife and I did find "Princess Ida" rather too long, don't you know.



Gilbert:
[mumbles indignantly around the gauze in his mouth]



Dentist:
Try not to speak, old chap.

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