The Ruling Class (1972) Poster

Arthur Lowe: Tucker

Quotes 

  • Sir Charles : There are certain matters to do with the estate that need clearing up. Nothing important. Just need your signature. Gives me power to handle odd things.

    Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney : Of course, Uncle.

    Sir Charles : There's no need to read it. Just take my word.

    Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney : I take your word. I put on my glasses because I feel cold. Where do I sign?

    Sir Charles : Just there. Excellent, excellent. Easily done, eh?

    [reading the signature] 

    Sir Charles : "I, the undersigned, Mycroft Holmes?" Who's Mycroft Holmes?

    Tucker : Brother of Sherlock Holmes, you illiterate oaf.

  • Tucker : I always show respect, sir. That's what I'm paid for.

    [blows raspberries] 

  • Tucker : Yes, he's a nutcase. Most of these titled fleabags are. Rich nobs and priveleged arseholes can afford to be bonkers. They're living in a dreamworld, aren't they, sir? Life's made too easy for 'em. They don't have to earn a livin', so they do just what they want to.

  • Tucker : Upper-class excrement! You wanna do me dirt, just because I know too much. I know that one percent of the population owns half the property in this country. And that vomiting one percent wants kosher killing, hung up so the blue blood drains out slow and easy. So, comrades, come rally and the last fight let us face. The international army unites the human race.

    [singing] 

    Tucker : I'm only a strolling vagabond So good night, pretty maiden, good night.

  • 13th Earl of Gurney : Not one of 'em buried in England. Never seen their graves.

    Tucker : You could do that on your honeymoon, my Lord.

  • 13th Earl of Gurney : It's Miss Grace Shelly.

    Tucker : Is she anyone, my Lord?

    13th Earl of Gurney : No one. But, Charles recommends her. She's good breeding stock. Family foals well, sires mostly. There's always room at the top for brains, money or a good pair of titties.

    Tucker : Miss Shelley seems well endowed, my Lord.

  • Tucker : We'd all be pretty crackers if we went around doing just what we wanted to, wouldn't we?

  • Grace : A bit tatty, Jeeves. No guests, no reception, two plates of curled up sandwiches and a deformed wedding cake.

    Tucker : It's not my fault, Your Ladyship.

    Grace : "Your Ladyship." That's better. I'll watch 'em creep and crawl at Harrods.

  • Sir Charles : Where'd they go?

    Lady Claire Gurney : To bed, of course.

    Dinsdale Gurney : I must say, I wouldn't like to be in her shoes tonight.

    Tucker : It's not her shoes he'll be in, Master Dinsdale.

  • Tucker : Why can't you look at my back?

    Dr. Herder : I keep telling you, I'm a psychiatrist.

    Tucker : It's just because I'm on the national health, isn't it? Damn money-grubbers! You and your "hypocrite's" oath.

  • Tucker : Not that anybody'd care. Nobody to weep for poor, creepin' Tucker.

  • Tucker : I'm not ready for the fiery furnace yet. Awful lot of livin' to do. Girls by the hundreds - to name only a few.

  • Tucker : All right. All right, all right! What's the idea? I've got a plane to catch.

    Inspector Brockett : You going somewhere, Tucker?

    Tucker : Mr. Tucker, flatfoot. Looks like it, don't it? It's cocktails and champagne for yours truly. Gay Paree where all the girls say, "Oui, oui."

  • Tucker : I told you all I know.

    Inspector Brockett : Oh, have you? Daniel Tucker, alias Alexei Kronstadt. Party member number 243.

    Sir Charles : Murdering swine.

    Grace : Jeeves a Bolshie?

    Inspector Brockett : You're a Red!

  • Tucker : You and Sir Charles, standing there like a pickled walrus.

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