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Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered.
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Constance: "Tell me, what happened to William's little maid? I never saw her again after that dinner." Mary Maceachran: "Elsie?" Constance: "Hmm." Mary Maceachran: "She's gone." Constance: "Aw, it's a pity, really. I thought it was a good idea to have someone in the house who is actually sorry he's dead."
Anthony Meredith (sampling some fruit jams): "Why is it, would you say, that some... people seem to get whatever they want in life... Anything they touch turns to gold... whereas others can strive and strive... and have nothing... I wonder, do you believe in luck? Seems some men are lucky, and... some men just aren't, and... nothing they can do about it..." Dorothy: "I believe in love. Not just getting it - giving it. I think as long as you can love somebody, whether or not they love you, then it's worth it. I..." (she goes back to her duties) Anthony Meredith: "That's a good answer..."
Elsie: "You know what I heard... Oh, just listen to me..." Mary Maceachran: "What?" Elsie: "Why do we spend our lives living through them? I mean look at poor old Lewis. If her own mother had a heart attack, she'd think it was less important than one of Lady Sylvia's farts."
Maid (of Henry Denton): "Do you think he's the murderer?" Robert Parks: "It's worse than that - he's an actor!"
Morris Weissman (on the phone, discussing casting for his movie): "What about Claudette Colbert? She's British, isn't she? She sounds British... Is she, like, "affected" or is she British?"
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