Evil Under the Sun (1982)
Maggie Smith: Daphne Castle
Daphne Castle : Arlena and I were in the chorus of a show together, not that I could ever compete. Even in those days, she could always throw her legs up in the air higher than any of us... and wider.
Arlena Stuart Marshall : [arriving at outdoor buffet luncheon in swimming attire] I'm so sorry, are we late? Patrick insisted upon rowing me right round the island and its much bigger than I thought. Poor darling, he's absolutely exhausted.
Daphne Castle : [dryly, knowing what they've actually been up to] I'm not in the least surprised.
Daphne Castle : I've just had a phone call from His Majesty and he is very pleased with...
Poirot : The king of Tyrania?
Daphne Castle : He is very pleased with the matter being cleared up so quickly and so discreetly. He is so pleased he is awarding you the Order of Saint Gudrun the Inquisitive.
Poirot : Saint Gudrun the Inquisitive?
Daphne Castle : First class.
Poirot : How many classes are there?
Daphne Castle : I've just had a telephone call from your friend Sir Horace. He says he's having trouble with his... his... his piffle valve?
Poirot : Such a valve still has to be invented, Madame.
Daphne Castle : Oh, well I dare say you're right, I wasn't paying that much attention, anyway the result is he'll be 24 hours late.
Daphne Castle : [notices Poirot in lobby] Oh, you - you must be Sir Horace Blatt's friend; perhaps - perhaps you'll sign in?
Poirot : [signs hotel register]
Daphne Castle : Oh, so you're the famous Hercule Poirot eh?
Poirot : Ah you are too amiable madame.
Daphne Castle : [sternly] Perhaps - I hope you haven't come here to practice your sleuthing games on my guests - they've all got far too many skeletons in their cupboards to join in with enthusiasm.
Daphne Castle : Couldn't we make this a private investigation? You know how peculiar people can be about a spot of murder.
Daphne Castle : I was wrong about cherchez la femme. sorry about that. but it's just got be cherchez le fruit.
Daphne Castle : Clean it, clean it. Don't just lean on the thing.
Daphne Castle : The whole world knows that you are a man of enormous discretion...