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The Witches (1990 film) Quotes

The Witches (1990 film) is a TV program that debuted in 1970 . The Witches ended its run in 1970.

It features Stanley Myers in charge of musical score, and Harvey Harrison as head of cinematography.

The Witches (1990 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Witches (1990 film) is 91 minutes long. The Witches (1990 film) is distributed by Warner Bros..

The cast includes: Anjelica Huston as Grand High Witch, Mai Zetterling as Helga, Angelique Rockas as Henrietta, Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Stringer, Emma Relph as Millie, Nora Connolly as Beatrice, Bill Paterson as Mr. Jenkins, Charlie Potter as Bruno Jenkins, Sukie Smith as Marlene, Annabel Brooks as Nicola, Jenny Runacre as Elsie, Jasen Fisher as Luke, Rosamund Greenwood as Janice, and Rose English as Dora.

The Witches (1990 film) Quotes

Charlie Potter as Bruno Jenkins

  • (Charlie Potter) "That lady promised me six whole bars of cream-whipped hazelnut milk chocolate. I've come to collect."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Ladies, may I introduce Bruno? Come up here. I have the chocolate here."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "I said 6:15, and that is in 15 seconds from now."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "You are in for a treat."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "We all are."
  • (Charlie Potter) "What's going on?"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Just a few moments -- Five."
  • (Charlie Potter) "I can't even see any chocolate."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Four. Three. Two. One."
  • (Charlie Potter) "Will one of you please tell me what's up?"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "ZERO."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "We have ignition."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Everybody, look. It's fantastic. It's begun."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "I can't stand it; it's so wonderful. Look at you. It's fantastic."

Anjelica Huston as Grand High Witch

  • (Anjelica Huston) "This stinking little carbuncle has had five hundred doses. Aha, we are having Instantaneous action."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Formula 86: My greatest triumph. A work of -- genius. Formula 86. In this bottle, 500 doses, with a delay mechanism that prevents it from working until two hours after it has been taken."
  • (Emma Relph) "What does it do -- Genius One?"
  • (Anjelica Huston) "One dose, and the time works to the second. But more than five doses breaks the delay barrier, and the formula works instantly. Child -- starts to shrink. The child -- starts to -- grow fur. Starts -- growing a tail. All this happens in precisely twenty-five seconds. Shrinking more -- child is no longer a child."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Child -- is a MOUSE."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Witches of England -- You are a disgrace. Miserable witches -- You are good-for-nothing worms. Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundreds, thousands of revolting little children -- I ask you."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Why? One child a week is no good to me."
  • (Woman in Black) "We will do better. We will do much better."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Better is no good either. I demand maximum results."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "I hope nobody else is going to make me cross today."

Jasen Fisher as Luke

  • (Jasen Fisher) "Grandma. Grandma. Wake up, Grandma. Oh please, Grandma."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "My grandma."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "An old adversary I have discovered -- very old --"
  • (Jasen Fisher) "If you hurt my grandma --"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Silence."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "So if no one's seen the Grand High Witch, how are you sure she exists?"
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Nobody's ever seen the Devil, but we know He exists, don't we?"
  • (Jasen Fisher) "Yes."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "For all you know, a witch might be living next door to you."

Bill Paterson as Mr. Jenkins

  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "What are you doing here?"
  • (Miss Irvine) "The banquet, Miss Ernst."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "No, no, no, no. You must go to your room and prepare for --"
  • (Bill Paterson) "Hello."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "-- tomorrow's flight. Yes."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Have a good flight."
  • (Miss Irvine) "But it's our banquet."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "You are not here to enjoy yourself, you are here as my staff. Go to your room- now."
  • (Miss Irvine) "That's it. I quit."
  • (Bill Paterson) "Thought I'd like to say hello to a fellow philanthropist."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "You collect stamps?"
  • (Bill Paterson) "Charitees. This RSPCC."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "What is this RSP?"
  • (Miss Irvine) "Cruelty to Children."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Oh, of course, you give money for the little --"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "children. And -- we of course -- we also give money for the little --"

Rowan Atkinson as Mr. Stringer

  • (Rowan Atkinson) "I'm sorry, madam, but I cannot permit mice in my hotel."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "How dare you say that when your rotten hotel is full of rats anyway?"
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "Rats? There are no rats in this hotel."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "I saw one this morning running along the corridor, into the kitchens."
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "Madam, you only arrived in the hotel this afternoon."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Morning, afternoon, I saw a rat in your hotel, and if matters do not improve, I shall have to report you to the public health authorities."
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "Look, madam, I'm not prepared --"
  • (Jasen Fisher) "The cakes in the lounge are nibbled around the edges, too. I can show you."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "If you are not careful, the health people will order the whole hotel closed before everyone gets typhoid fever."
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "You can't be serious, madam."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "I have never been more serious in my life. Now; will you or will you not let my grandchild keep his hygienic and perfectly harmless pet mice?"

Mai Zetterling as Helga

  • (Mai Zetterling) "Oh, how I love English hotel teas. Cream cakes, and shortbread, and --"
  • (Jasen Fisher) "No grandma."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "No cream cakes."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "And no shortbread either; it's full of sugar. Soon I will be eating the same diet as your mice."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Real witches are very cruel, and they have a highly developed sense of smell. A real witch could smell you across the street on a pitch-black night."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "She couldn't smell me. I've just had a shower."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Oh yes, she could. The cleaner you are, the more a witch can smell you."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "That doesn't make sense."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Oh, yes it does. A dirty child, it is the dirt she smells. A clean child, it is the child."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "Wow. I'll never have a shower again, and I'll have you for an excuse."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Well, just not often. Only once a month is probably safe."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "So a witch could smell me right now?"
  • (Mai Zetterling) "To me you smell of raspberries and cream. But to a witch, you would smell absolutely disgusting."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "What kind of disgusting?"
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Like -- dog's droppings."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "I don't believe it."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "You don't believe it? What's more, to a witch you would smell of FRESH dog's droppings."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "When your father was a boy like you, and living with me here in Norway, I told him about witches too, so that he would always be aware. Now, the most important thing you should know about real witches is this; now listen very carefully. Real witches dress in ordinary clothes, and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs."
  • (Mai Zetterling) "Witches spend their time plotting to kill children, stalking the wretched child like a hunter stalks a bird in the forest."
  • (Jasen Fisher) "Did they hunt you?"
  • (Jasen Fisher) "You said it was an accident --"
  • (Mai Zetterling) "A very unpleasant accident."

Rosamund Greenwood as Janice

  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Hmm."
  • (Rosamund Greenwood) "You look wonderful, Miss Ernst."
  • (Rose English) "We are looking forward to this afternoon."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Mmm."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Irvine?"

Jenny Runacre as Elsie

  • (Jenny Runacre) "Wait. Wait."
  • (Jenny Runacre) "I smell -- dogs' droppings."
  • (Woman in Black) "Ugh. The smell."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "She's right. Search out this small lump of dung. Find it. It must be exterminated immediatly."
  • (Jenny Runacre) "Is she sober?"
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "Yes she's sober. I've been with her all aftern -- When -- I -- Uh -- I saw her w -- Yes, of course she's sober. Don't be stupid."

Sukie Smith as Marlene

  • (Sukie Smith) "I'll see you later then."
  • (Rowan Atkinson) "We're short-staffed tonight. I might be a little late."
  • (Sukie Smith) "I can wait."
  • (Sukie Smith) "What is it?"
  • (Sukie Smith) "Evening, madam. Just poppin' in to turn down your bed."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "How is the room service here?"
  • (Miss Irvine) "Diabolical."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Good."
  • (Miss Irvine) "How do you know that woman upstairs?"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Come along. Walk downstairs. The elevator is out of order."

Angelique Rockas as Henrietta

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Annabel Brooks as Nicola

  • (Annabel Brooks) "Welcome Miss Ernst. Nicola Cuttle."
  • (Annabel Brooks) "I have been so looking forward to meeting you. You look marvelous."
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Hm -- I wish I could say the same for you, Nicola."

Nora Connolly as Beatrice

  • (Nora Connolly) "We can't possibly wipe out ALL of them."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "Who spoke? Who DARES to argue with me? It was you."
  • (Nora Connolly) "I didn't mean to argue, your Grandness"
  • (Anjelica Huston) "You DARED to argue with me?"
  • (Nora Connolly) "No, honestly, it just was a --"
  • (Anjelica Huston) "A stupid witch who answers back, must BURN till her bones are black."
  • (Nora Connolly) "No. No."
  • (Anjelica Huston) "A foolish witch without a brain, must sizzle into fire and flame. I witch who dares to say I'm wrong, will not be with us -- VERY LONG."

Emma Relph as Millie

  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Any questions?"
  • (Emma Relph) "Madam, what would happen if one of the chocolates we give away was accidentally eaten by a grown-up?"
  • (Miss Eva Ernst) "Then that's just too bad for ze grown-up."

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