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Topkapi (film) Quotes

Topkapi (film) is a television show that was first aired in 1970 . Topkapi completed its run in 1970.

It features Jules Dassin as producer, Manos Hadjidakis in charge of musical score, and Henri Alekan as head of cinematography.

Topkapi (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Topkapi (film) is 120 min long. Topkapi (film) is distributed by United Artists.

The cast includes: Melina Mercouri as Elizabeth Lipp, Peter Ustinov as Arthur Simon Simpson, and Maximilian Schell as Walter Harper.

Topkapi (film) Quotes

Melina Mercouri as Elizabeth Lipp

  • (Melina Mercouri) "I'm beginning to wonder if anything is real."
  • (Melina Mercouri) "It can be done. That's the way it can be done. Aaah -- oh, excuse me; I've just had a great idea; something I've been looking for a long time -- a very long time."
  • (Melina Mercouri) "There's a secret stairway in the Kremlin; the Romanov jewels --"

Peter Ustinov as Arthur Simon Simpson

  • (Unnamed) "What has Miss Lipp to say? Did you hear her talk to anyone?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "Yes, I heard her speak to Mr. Harper."
  • (Unnamed) "What did she say?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "Personal things, you know, I don't think they'd be of any interest to you."
  • (Unnamed) "Everything she says is of interest to me."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "Well, she said I was attractive to her."
  • (Unnamed) "Fool. She knew you were listening."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "That's impossible."
  • (Unnamed) "Then why would she say anything so stupid."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "Well, she did. She even went further. She said I had beautiful eye lashes."
  • (Unnamed) "What made you suspect they are Russian spies?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "I deduced it, sir."
  • (Unnamed) "From what?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "From the cook, sir."
  • (Unnamed) "What did the cook say?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "That they were Russian spies."
  • (Unnamed) "A clever deduction."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "It's not a question of losing my nerve; I never had nerve."
  • (Turkish Official) "In 1958 he was deported from Britain for smuggling pornographic literature."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "An art magazine, sir."
  • (Turkish Official) "Called?"
  • (Peter Ustinov) "'Stop Press Nudes'."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "You frighten me, sir. But, after all, that's part of your job. But if my father could hear you now he'd laugh himself sick. He wasn't no colonel, sir. I just said that in order to make myself seem important. He was a sergeant; acting sergeant; acting unpaid sergeant. And d'you know what he used to say to me? He used to say, "Arthur" -- he used to call me Arthur -- "Arthur, you're a carbuncle on the behind of humanity." Carbuncle. I'm a nothing. I'm a nobody."

Maximilian Schell as Walter Harper

  • (Maximilian Schell) "Giulio's on the sill now. I'll help you lower him down."
  • (Peter Ustinov) "Can't he do anything by himself?"

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