No Photo Available
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Inspector Trout (Character)
from The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Inspector Trout: But all this would just be myth of course, sir?
Rabbi: Oh, I think not.
Inspector Trout: No?
Rabbi: No. There is little doubt that the plagues did occur, though so distant now as to seem a myth.

Inspector Trout: One more question, if I might, sir? What did she look like?
Goldsmith: Well, she was a tall, attractive, young lady. She didn't speak much, as I remember, but she was, uh...
Inspector Trout: Smart, sir?
Goldsmith: Fashionable.

Goldsmith: Good day, Inspector Pike.
Inspector Trout: Trout, sir.
Goldsmith: Ah, yes, of course.

Inspector Trout: Uh, these ten curses, would they follow any particular order?
Rabbi: Hm. That is a point that Talmudic scholars have debated for generations, but there is no doubt that the classical tradition is: the curse of boils, bats, frogs, the curse of blood, the curse of rats, hail, of beasts, the locusts, of course, the death of the first-born, and then, finally, of darkness.
Inspector Trout: Darkness, Rabbi?
Rabbi: Yes. The final curse upon the land, to end forever the sleep of man.

Inspector Trout: Oh, don't take him out like that. At least cover his face... what's left of it.

Crow: Anyway, medical men die every day.
Inspector Trout: I'm aware of that sir.
Crow: Good. They're composed of the same flesh and blood as you and I.
Inspector Trout: I'm aware of that too sir. I happen to have seen rather a lot of their flesh and blood in the past few days.

Sgt. Schenley: Well I have discovered they all have one thing in common.
Inspector Trout: If you say they've all died mysteriously I'll bloody kill you!

Goldsmith: One of a set.
Inspector Trout: A set? You mean there's more than one of them?
Goldsmith: Of course there's more than one of them, that's why it's a set.

Inspector Trout: Somebody is using these ancient biblical curses to kill everyone associated with the Phibes' operation. But, I mean: the husband's dead, there's no children, it all happened ages ago - so who the hell are we looking for?

Dr. Vesalius: I'm going alone. Maybe he'll trade my life for my son's.
Inspector Trout: If you think you can reason with him, then you're as mad as he is!

Inspector Trout: Sorry for taking up your valuable time.
Goldsmith: Reasonably valuable I would like to think.

Inspector Trout: Well you should have driven faster.
Sgt. Schenley: Faster? I got there five minutes before the locals.
Inspector Trout: But two minutes after the plane had crashed!

Goldsmith: There was a lady.
Inspector Trout: Right, this woman...
Goldsmith: No, not a woman. A lady.

Rabbi: Part of the
Inspector Trout: The what, Sir?
Rabbi: The

Inspector Trout: What form would the curses take Sir?
Rabbi: There's the curse of boils, of bats...
Inspector Trout: Frogs?
Rabbi: Frogs, yes. And the curse of blood.
Inspector Trout: I see Sir, yes.

Inspector Trout: The curse of hail in the bloody middle of nowhere.

[last lines]
Dr. Vesalius: That still leaves the final curse.
Sgt. Schenley: Darkness.
Inspector Trout: Well he'll be working on it wherever he is.

Inspector Trout: We have got to find Phibes!

Inspector Trout: Bats appearing out of nowhere... I don't know, it - it just doesn't make sense.

Inspector Trout: When you've finished up there, I want you to question the butler again. There may be something he's over-looked.

Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Trout: Every time we build a better mousetrap, sir, Phibes just builds a better mouse.

Trout: But no one's ever gotten the better of Phibes, sir. To our uncertain knowledge he's already killed fifteen men. You can't hope to win!

Waverly: And just why was the principle witness allowed to leave the country?
Trout: It was a peculiar matter and we were dealing with a very difficult gentleman.
Waverly: Well, I've got news for you Trout. You're dealing with an even more difficult one right now!

Waverly: Maybe he won't come back.
Trout: Oh, it's Phibes, all right, sir... and he always comes back.

Trout: I'm a bit apprehensive about finding the others, sir. Do you think you know where we are?
Waverley: Trout, I don't think; I know.
Trout: I don't think you know either, sir.

Waverly: Come along, Trout, strike camp.
Trout: Yeah, we ought to get these tents down, too, sir, and be on our way. And, what about Baker? Should we dispose of his body?
Waverly: I don't know about his body, but I think we should give his head a decent burial.

Trout: We're looking for a mad man, sir.
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: Well, you've bloody well found one! Do you realize this is Saturday afternoon?

Inspector Trout: We found a body.
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: Well, I didn't know you mislaid one. Whose?
Sir Wayne Waverley: Ambrose's.
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: Ah, him.
Inspector Trout: Did you know him, sir?
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: Not intimately. But he was always going on trips. He was an archeologist, digging around in the dirt, like you chaps.
Inspector Trout: We have reason to believe he was murdered.
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: Murdered?
Sir Wayne Waverley: Killed.
Lombardo, Shipping Agent: I understand what it means. But by who?

Trout: We could search the mountain...
Waverly: Trout, one needs a warrant to search. You should know that by now.
Trout: I am aware, sir, but...
Waverly: We can't just storm into someone else's mountain. This isn't Hyde Park, you know.

Trout: Phibes must have used that storm last night as cover.
Waverly: Used it? He probably summoned it!

Trout: But you haven't got a chance!
Waverly: He'll chop you down like the rest of them!
Biederbeck: I'm not like the rest of them! Phibes may put the fear of God in you, but not me. Now stay out of my way!

Trout: Phibes has finally failed, eh?
Biederbeck: No, he's won!