The Witches (1990) Poster


Jane Horrocks: Miss Irvine



  • Mr. Jenkins : Thought I'd like to say hello to a fellow philanthropist.

    Miss Ernst : You collect stamps?

    Mr. Jenkins : Charitees. This RSPCC.

    Miss Ernst : What is this RSP...?

    Miss Irvine : [whispers]  Cruelty to Children!

    Miss Ernst : Oh, of course, you give money for the little...


    Miss Ernst : children. And... we of course... we also give money for the little...

    [Irvine holds out a basin for he. Jenkins throws some change into it] 

  • Henrietta : Poisoned sweets? We'll wipe them out like weasels!

    Grand High Witch : Who spoke?

    Miss Irvine : [points at Henrietta and laughs]  She did!

    Henrietta : It's brilliant!

    Grand High Witch : Poisoned? And you don't mind getting caught, exposed, vilified?

    Henrietta : [nervously]  Well, I just thought...

    Grand High Witch : Mindless bumpkin! You blithering bogvumper!

    [Henrietta winces in fear] 

    Grand High Witch : No wonder that England is swarming with...

    [Eva takes a deep breath to keep her cool] 

    Grand High Witch : [now calm]  Everything you sell that day will have to be treated with my very latest and very greatest magic formula.

    [Eva holds out a tiny purple vial, Formula 86] 

    Grand High Witch : [points and shouts to enunciate at Henrietta]  Witches work only with magic!

  • [after being rejected from the banquet] 

    Miss Irvine : I didn't want to be one of them anyway.

  • Marlene : [entering the room as they leave]  Evening, madam. Just popping in to turn down your bed.

    Miss Ernst : How is the room service here?

    Miss Irvine : Diabolical.

    Miss Ernst : Good.

    Miss Irvine : How do you know that woman upstairs?

    Miss Ernst : Come along. Walk downstairs. The elevator is out of order.

    [as they walk downstairs the elevator chimes] 

  • Miss Ernst : You may remove your shoes! You may remove your wigs!

    [Grabs her wig with one hand and pulls her face mask down to her eyebrows with the other] 

    Miss Ernst : The doors- are they locked and bolted?

    Miss Irvine : Locked and bolted, your Grandness.

    Miss Ernst : Good. Help.

  • Miss Irvine : [to Luke's two mices]  Off you go, back home to Luke.

  • Miss Ernst : What are you doing here?

    Miss Irvine : The banquet, Miss Ernst.

    Miss Ernst : No, no, no, no! You must go to your room and prepare for...

    Mr. Jenkins : Hello!

    Miss Ernst : ...tomorrow's flight. Yes.

    [Waves to Mr. Jenkins] 

    Miss Ernst : Have a good flight.

    Miss Irvine : But, it's our banquet!

    Miss Ernst : You are not here to enjoy yourself, you are here as my staff! Go to your room, NOW.

    [to the Witches at the table] 

    Miss Ernst : Ladies...

    Miss Irvine : [long pause after Eva Ernst walks off]  I quit.

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