Evil Under the Sun (1982) Poster

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 : Oh, dear! I'm the last to arrive.

    Daphne Castle : Have a sausage. You must be starving having to wait all that time in your room.

  • 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.

  • [last lines] 

    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...

  • Daphne Castle : [greeting the Redferns]  Hello! I'm Daphne Castle - welcome to the island.

    Patrick Redfern : How do you do.

    Christine Redfern : [unenthusiastic]  It looks lovely, I'm sure we'll have a nice time here.

    Daphne Castle : [twinkling]  And a naughty one too - I hope!

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