Carry on Teacher (1959)
Felicity Wheeler: Are you satisfied with your equipment, Miss Allcock?
Sarah Allcock: Well, I've had no complaints so far!
Michael Bean: My beautiful, wrecked, piano!
Edwin Milton: Does that mean you won't be able to finish composing the music for the play?
Michael Bean: Real composers don't require pianos, it is all in the mind.
Edwin Milton: Best place for it.
Michael Bean: Never wanted my music, have you?
Edwin Milton: Well, Tchaikovsky would have done me, if I'd *had* to have music at all. Personally...
Michael Bean: Out with it, what's your objection? Come on, let's have all of it, come on let's have it!
Edwin Milton: All right it's already my Herculian task to coax anything like audability from these children. If, in addition, I have to cope with an orchestra that makes a lullaby sound like the climax to 1812...
Michael Bean: You can hear a pin drop during that choir passage.
Edwin Milton: And I'd rather!
Grace Short: Mr Wakefield, these children discovered you were planning to leave. They don't want you to leave. It's as simple as that. They feel, as does the entire school, that Maudlin Street wouldn't be the same without you. They thought of getting up a petition, but decided that wasn't certain to succeed. Besides such an action was considered by them to be soft, not the Maudlin Street way. So, with all the circumstances in their favour, they decided to make sure you would never obtain a post anywhere else, and launched their campaign to that end, with the whole school behind them. You may wish to proceed with punishing these boys. Personally, I would count my years in the profession well spent if they do half as much to make me stay among them.