Stiff Upper Lips
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Stiff Upper Lips is a 1998 British comedy film.
- Edward and Cedric disembark from a train; the conductor asks them for their tickets. They both ignore him.
- Edward (petulantly, to Cedric): I do so hate ordinary people.
- Cedric: You mustn't hate them; they have smaller brains.
- Cedric is writing in his diary, recording his first impressions of Emily
- Cedric (writing): There is something about her slim, elegant figure that rather reminds me of Edward....hmmmmmm.
- The Butler, Hudson, bids farewell to his last remaining fellow-servant (Aunt Agnes has fired them all). Hudson has previously been seen serving tea, carrying mountains of luggage, and rolling the lawn; now he is in the kitchen, cooking the entire dinner singlehandedly.
- Servant Girl: Can you manage on your own?
- Hudson (proudly): I am a Hudson.
- Servant Girl: Do you never get bitter?
- Hudson doesn't reply, but stands there looking inscrutable; then several bells summoning service begin to ring, and his upper lip trembles slightly.
- Servant Girl (awed): Never?
She leaves; when she's gone, Hudson
- removes a pot from the stove, sets it on the floor, and urinates into the soup.
- Emily and Cedric sit at an outdoor table having tea and discussing their impending marriage.
- Emily: Soon we will be man and wife.
- Cedric (pompously): Or, as the poet Homer says...
- Before he can finish his sentence, Emily snatches up a butter knife and buries it in his skull. Cedric squints at the hilt sticking out of his temple and scowls. Emily then awakes from her nightmare.
- I want my sexual awakening and I want it now!
- Peter Ustinov - Horace
- Prunella Scales- Aunt Agnes
- Georgina Cates - Emily
- Samuel West - Edward
- Robert Portal- Cedric
- Sean Pertwee - George