"The Ruling Class" quotes

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A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. Their other, somewhat more respectable, family members plot to steal the estate from him; murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Peter Medak
Writer: Peter Barnes
Production: N/A
Year: 1972
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 15 Sep 1972
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 2 wins & 4 nominations total

128 Clips

If only I knew then who I am now - The Ruling Class 00:06
If only I knew then who I am now
Resist it Mr Tucker That way madness lies - The Ruling Class 00:07
Resist it Mr Tucker That way madness lies
The strong must manipulate the weak - The Ruling Class 00:53
The strong must manipulate the weak
Oh it'll happen to you one day - The Ruling Class 00:22
Oh it'll happen to you one day
We're going to work as a team once I'm elected - The Ruling Class 00:09
We're going to work as a team once I'm elected
The red peacock is a moth which only lives two days - The Ruling Class 00:07
The red peacock is a moth which only lives two days
Physician heal thyself - The Ruling Class 00:07
Physician heal thyself
You were fornicating lovers Sperm dancers - The Ruling Class 00:16
You were fornicating lovers Sperm dancers
Ah it's what I've always said Good night - The Ruling Class 00:09
Ah it's what I've always said Good night
You and Sir Charles standing there like a pickled walrus - The Ruling Class 00:11
You and Sir Charles standing there like a pickled walrus
If you'll excuse us we have a lot to do - The Ruling Class 00:07
If you'll excuse us we have a lot to do
All right All right all right - The Ruling Class 00:27
All right All right all right
An important question my lord Now think hard now - The Ruling Class 00:12
An important question my lord Now think hard now
Say something soft and tender - The Ruling Class 00:28
Say something soft and tender
Are you pleased this has happened - The Ruling Class 00:33
Are you pleased this has happened
I'm trembling - The Ruling Class 00:46
I'm trembling
It's hard to look at people from downwind They stink - The Ruling Class 00:24
It's hard to look at people from downwind They stink
Before I was only sorry for you - The Ruling Class 00:21
Before I was only sorry for you
I stand outside myself - The Ruling Class 00:20
I stand outside myself
Ladies and gentlemen - The Ruling Class 00:11
Ladies and gentlemen
The hangman holds our society together - The Ruling Class 00:35
The hangman holds our society together
Let's have no talk of bestial orgasms erotic tonguings - The Ruling Class 00:10
Let's have no talk of bestial orgasms erotic tonguings
I'm Jack - The Ruling Class 00:59
I'm Jack
Not the god of love - The Ruling Class 01:04
Not the god of love
Yes He's made a spectacular breakthrough - The Ruling Class 00:11
Yes He's made a spectacular breakthrough
You know what I mean - The Ruling Class 00:19
You know what I mean
Is there anything you feel strongly about my lord - The Ruling Class 00:42
Is there anything you feel strongly about my lord
I went round saying God loves you - The Ruling Class 00:23
I went round saying God loves you
Ah school days school days - The Ruling Class 00:12
Ah school days school days
But Dr Herder says you're nearly back to normal - The Ruling Class 00:13
But Dr Herder says you're nearly back to normal
Jack Well I'm not ready for the fiery furnace yet - The Ruling Class 00:15
Jack Well I'm not ready for the fiery furnace yet
Not that anybody'd care - The Ruling Class 00:14
Not that anybody'd care
Don't stay out too long Jack - The Ruling Class 00:15
Don't stay out too long Jack
The red peacock is a moth which only lives two days - The Ruling Class 00:18
The red peacock is a moth which only lives two days
What does that look like - The Ruling Class 00:33
What does that look like
You haven't much time - The Ruling Class 00:13
You haven't much time
I have shaken the silver gong of the universe - The Ruling Class 00:43
I have shaken the silver gong of the universe
Why can't you look at my back I keep telling you - The Ruling Class 00:14
Why can't you look at my back I keep telling you
Look this is my pad now remember - The Ruling Class 00:12
Look this is my pad now remember
I just didn't expect to see my husband riding a three wheeled bike on his wedding night - The Ruling Class 00:30
I just didn't expect to see my husband riding a three...
Dignity has nothing to do with divinity - The Ruling Class 00:08
Dignity has nothing to do with divinity
A bit tatty Jeeves - The Ruling Class 00:22
A bit tatty Jeeves
Wilt thou take this woman to thy wedded wife - The Ruling Class 00:27
Wilt thou take this woman to thy wedded wife
If I press a button - The Ruling Class 00:20
If I press a button
Charles need we be so hasty - The Ruling Class 00:25
Charles need we be so hasty
One minute silence please - The Ruling Class 00:23
One minute silence please
You're making me a stunted dwarf a deformed midget a crippled newt - The Ruling Class 00:20
You're making me a stunted dwarf a deformed midget a...
I'm the sunshine man - The Ruling Class 00:20
I'm the sunshine man
Damned plucky filly - The Ruling Class 00:05
Damned plucky filly
You're right Charlie boy She is an ice cold biddy - The Ruling Class 00:16
You're right Charlie boy She is an ice cold biddy
Oh this dress is tight I feel constipated - The Ruling Class 00:08
Oh this dress is tight I feel constipated
Herder is furious - The Ruling Class 00:23
Herder is furious
Reveal your godhead - The Ruling Class 00:15
Reveal your godhead
We'd all be pretty crackers if we went around doing just what we wanted to wouldn't we - The Ruling Class 00:10
We'd all be pretty crackers if we went around doing just...
Doctor how are my questions revealing - The Ruling Class 00:14
Doctor how are my questions revealing
Ladies come back I'll fill your bodies - The Ruling Class 00:06
Ladies come back I'll fill your bodies
Ladies I've decided to begin my second ministry at your gathering - The Ruling Class 00:37
Ladies I've decided to begin my second ministry at your...
What do I do at this gala opening of yours - The Ruling Class 00:17
What do I do at this gala opening of yours
His body sleeps but his divinity is always watching - The Ruling Class 00:09
His body sleeps but his divinity is always watching
Where is the guv'nor - The Ruling Class 00:20
Where is the guv'nor
You heard what he said - The Ruling Class 00:24
You heard what he said
What should we call you then - The Ruling Class 00:25
What should we call you then
What does it feel like to be God - The Ruling Class 00:24
What does it feel like to be God
How did you come to be in this state of grace - The Ruling Class 00:15
How did you come to be in this state of grace
Is everybody happy Now hear this - The Ruling Class 00:46
Is everybody happy Now hear this
I'm always thinking so fast - The Ruling Class 00:38
I'm always thinking so fast
If I saw a man eating grass I'd say he was hungry - The Ruling Class 00:11
If I saw a man eating grass I'd say he was hungry
A prayer should rise up like incense - The Ruling Class 01:04
A prayer should rise up like incense
I told him not to remain a widower - The Ruling Class 00:13
I told him not to remain a widower
Did Ralph commit suicide - The Ruling Class 00:20
Did Ralph commit suicide
Oh a man must have vision - The Ruling Class 00:34
Oh a man must have vision
Sweet Gracey and me - The Ruling Class 00:39
Sweet Gracey and me
Not one of 'em buried in England - The Ruling Class 00:34
Not one of 'em buried in England
Plotting is a word I put into my galvanized pressure cooker - The Ruling Class 00:07
Plotting is a word I put into my galvanized pressure cooker
S S Sometimes God - The Ruling Class 00:13
S S Sometimes God
Oh you're trying to split my mind with his tongue - The Ruling Class 00:08
Oh you're trying to split my mind with his tongue
To be my wedded wife - The Ruling Class 00:12
To be my wedded wife
Your job's done Herr Doctor I'm adjusted - The Ruling Class 00:19
Your job's done Herr Doctor I'm adjusted
I can't marry a second time - The Ruling Class 00:10
I can't marry a second time
Englishmen like to hear the truth about themselves - The Ruling Class 00:12
Englishmen like to hear the truth about themselves
To love goodness is to love God - The Ruling Class 00:11
To love goodness is to love God
I was only trying to do what's expected - The Ruling Class 00:11
I was only trying to do what's expected
Me too It's out of the question - The Ruling Class 00:22
Me too It's out of the question
I take your word I put on my glasses because I feel cold - The Ruling Class 00:06
I take your word I put on my glasses because I feel cold
You're more than just cured Jack - The Ruling Class 00:29
You're more than just cured Jack
Well I mean are you ready for them - The Ruling Class 00:09
Well I mean are you ready for them
Upper class excrement - The Ruling Class 00:34
Upper class excrement
So he just rode about all night then - The Ruling Class 00:21
So he just rode about all night then
Where'd they go To bed of course - The Ruling Class 00:16
Where'd they go To bed of course
Christ and the Holy Ghost - The Ruling Class 00:14
Christ and the Holy Ghost
Why does he keep on about love - The Ruling Class 00:15
Why does he keep on about love
Britain   a fly blown speck in the North Sea - The Ruling Class 00:13
Britain a fly blown speck in the North Sea
He was my brother - The Ruling Class 00:10
He was my brother
Don't come to me for the truth - The Ruling Class 00:08
Don't come to me for the truth
Anything you care for The Grand Canyon - The Ruling Class 00:12
Anything you care for The Grand Canyon
Anything you care for - The Ruling Class 00:24
Anything you care for
How did it happen - The Ruling Class 00:29
How did it happen
Gentlemen it's important to know - The Ruling Class 00:58
Gentlemen it's important to know
That's very clever - The Ruling Class 00:18
That's very clever
I've not traveled 20 million miles through galactic space - The Ruling Class 00:14
I've not traveled 20 million miles through galactic space
A judge can't be unreasonable - The Ruling Class 00:19
A judge can't be unreasonable
My husband's an idiot - The Ruling Class 00:08
My husband's an idiot
I always show respect - The Ruling Class 00:09
I always show respect
Most of these titled fleabags are - The Ruling Class 00:22
Most of these titled fleabags are
There are certain matters to do with the estate that need clearing up - The Ruling Class 00:31
There are certain matters to do with the estate that need...
How dare you bring that woman here - The Ruling Class 00:12
How dare you bring that woman here
My God Yes - The Ruling Class 00:12
My God Yes
Surely you pray for love and understanding - The Ruling Class 00:11
Surely you pray for love and understanding
A watusi walking stick - The Ruling Class 00:13
A watusi walking stick
What about Jack - The Ruling Class 00:21
What about Jack
I'm the High Voltage Messiah - The Ruling Class 00:16
I'm the High Voltage Messiah
Join me for a constitutional before lunch - The Ruling Class 00:06
Join me for a constitutional before lunch
You said he needed a harsh dose of reality - The Ruling Class 00:13
You said he needed a harsh dose of reality
Paranoid schizophrenic - The Ruling Class 00:26
Paranoid schizophrenic
If only I knew then who I was now - The Ruling Class 00:06
If only I knew then who I was now
We think you should take a wife - The Ruling Class 00:10
We think you should take a wife
Behavior which would be considered insanity in a tradesman - The Ruling Class 00:15
Behavior which would be considered insanity in a tradesman
For what I am about to receive - The Ruling Class 00:14
For what I am about to receive
My heart - The Ruling Class 01:04
My heart
Men aren't rats - The Ruling Class 00:14
Men aren't rats
Are you sure you can handle the situation - The Ruling Class 00:18
Are you sure you can handle the situation
He can't forget being rejected by his mother and father at the age of 11 - The Ruling Class 00:19
He can't forget being rejected by his mother and father at...
How do you know you're God - The Ruling Class 00:12
How do you know you're God
Apart from being God - The Ruling Class 00:28
Apart from being God
Barney Entwistle - The Ruling Class 00:38
Barney Entwistle
I'll have a vodka and tonic - The Ruling Class 00:46
I'll have a vodka and tonic
It's getting close - The Ruling Class 00:28
It's getting close
But he's a Gurney - The Ruling Class 00:47
But he's a Gurney

Cast

Toastmaster - Hugh Owens
13th Earl of Gurney - Harry Andrews
Tucker - Arthur Lowe
Sir Charles Gurney - William Mervyn
Lady Claire Gurney - Coral Browne
Dinsdale - James Villiers
Bishop Lampton - Alastair Sim
Matthew Peake - Hugh Burden
Jack 14th Earl of Gurney - Peter O'Toole
Dr. Herder - Michael Bryant
Inmate - Henry Woolf
Mrs. Piggott-Jones - Kay Walsh
Mrs. Treadwell - Patsy Byrne
Grace Shelley - Carolyn Seymour
Dr. Herder's Assistant - Neil Kennedy
McKyle - Nigel Green
McKyle's Assistant - Cyril Appleton
McKyle's Assistant - Leslie Schofield
Nurse Brice - Joan Cooper
Truscott - Graham Crowden
Inspector Brockett - James Grout
Lord Chancellor - Kenneth Benda
Midwife - Margaret Lacey
Man Walking in Gurney Village - Mike Reynell
Various Roles - Robert Rietty
Corpse - Fred Wood