20 Best Clue Quotes From The 1985 Movie

Joan Agie
Dec 12, 2023 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Feb 20, 2021
clue movie is all about a murder mystery

The popular movie was directed by Jonathan Lynn and produced by Debra Hill. Based on the popular board game, Cluedo, 'Clue' was a comedy-mystery movie, beginning at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, played by Lee Ving.

The movie is all about a murder mystery. In keeping with the board game, the movie 'Clue' has three possible endings, and different movie theaters where the movie was released received a random choice of the three different endings.

This means that there are three different guilty parties in 'Clue'. Spoiler alert! It has been suggested that the most plausible of the three endings places Miss Scarlett and Yvette as the guilty party, but ultimately it depends which version of the film you watch.

The ensemble cast of the movie included popular names like Christopher Lloyd as Prof. Plum, Lesley Ann Warren as Miss Scarlet, Michael Mckean as Mr. Green, Eileen Brennan as Mrs. Peacock, and Martin Mull as Col. Mustard.

Though 'Clue' did not perform exceedingly well at the box office, it is one of Jonathan Lynn’s most acclaimed movies as fans loved buying the DVD to watch at home, giving them the chance to watch all three endings.

We love the movie so much that we have put together this list of killer 'Clue' quotes to take you on a ride. If you're looking for bold quotes from 'Clue', Lesley Ann Warren quotes, Tim Curry 'Clue' quotes, Col. Mustard quotes, Mrs. White quotes, or funny quotes from this Jonathan Lynn movie, read on.

If you like our list of 'Clue' movie quotes, you might want to check our list of mystery quotes and '80s movie quotes for more great movie quotes.

Famous 'Clue' Quotes

We can’t imagine the movie without Wadsworth, Miss Scarlet (played by the talented Lesley Ann Warren), Prof. Plum or Col. Mustard. Listed below are some of the most iconic dialogues of all time from the movie’s most beloved characters.

1. “Wadsworth: You see. It's just like the Mounties. We always get our man.

Mr. Green: Mrs. Peacock was a man?”

- 'Clue'.

2. “Colonel Mustard: Are you trying to make me look foolish in front of the other guests?

Wadsworth: You don’t need any help from me, Sir.”

- 'Clue'.

3. “Professor Plum: What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death?

Mrs. Peacock: No, just death, isn't that enough?”

- 'Clue'.

4. “Colonel Mustard: Wadsworth, am I right in thinking there's nobody else in this house?

Wadsworth: Um... no.

Colonel Mustard: Then there is someone else in this house?

Wadsworth: Sorry, I said 'no' meaning 'yes'.”

- 'Clue'.

5. “Mrs. White: Yes, just the five. Husbands should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, and disposable.

Colonel Mustard: You lure men to their deaths like a spider with flies.

- 'Clue'.

6. “Wadsworth: But he was your second husband. Your first husband also disappeared.

Mrs. White: But that was his job. He was an illusionist.”

- 'Clue'.

7. “I enjoy getting presents from strange men."

-Miss Scarlet, 'Clue'.

8. “Mr. Green: So it was you. I was going to expose you.

Wadsworth: I know. So I choose to expose myself.”

- 'Clue'.

9. “Miss Scarlet: Why has the car stopped?

Professor Plum: It’s frightened.”

- 'Clue'.

10. “He was always a rather stupidly optimistic man. I’m afraid it came as a great shock to him when he died.”

- Mrs. White, 'Clue'.

Detective 'Clue' Quotes

While everyone is suspicious of each other Mr. Green, an undercover agent, uses his hilarious detection techniques to uncover this murder mystery. His humor is matched only by Col. Mustard, who we can’t help but love! Check out some of the cleverest quotes (and some funny ones too!) from the movie here.

11. “Professor Plum, you were once a professor of psychiatry specializing in helping paranoid and homicidal lunatics suffering from delusions of grandeur.”

- Wadsworth, 'Clue'.

12. “It's not a trick. There was one shot at Mr. Boddy in the Study; two for the chandelier; two at the Lounge door and one for the singing telegram.”

- Wadsworth, 'Clue'.

13. “Wadsworth: You were jealous... That's why you killed him, too!

Mrs. White: Yes, I did it. I killed Yvette. I hated her so... much..."

- 'Clue'.

14. “Colonel Mustard: Do you like Kipling, Miss Scarlet?

Miss Scarlet: Sure, I’ll eat anything.”

- 'Clue'.

15. “Colonel Mustard: Mr. Boddy threatened to send those pictures to my dear old mother; the shock would have killed her!

Mrs. White: Oh. Well, that would be quite an achievement, since you told us that she's dead already.”

- 'Clue'.

16. “They all did it. But if you wanna know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did. In the hall. With the revolver. Okay, Chief, take 'em away.”

- Mr. Green, 'Clue'.

17. “Wadsworth: I suggest we take the cook’s body into the study.

Colonel Mustard: Why?

Wadsworth: I’m the butler, I like to keep the kitchen tidy.”

- 'Clue'.

18. “This is war, Peacock. Casualties are inevitable. You can not make an omelet without breaking eggs, every cook will tell you that.”

- Colonel Mustard, 'Clue'.

19. “Mrs. White, no man in his right mind would be alone together with you.”

-Wadsworth, 'Clue'.

20. “Okay, fine. One plus two plus one... shut up! The point is, there is one bullet left in this gun and guess who's gonna get it!”

- Miss Scarlet, 'Clue'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 20 of the best 'Clue' quotes from the 1985 movie, then why not take a look at these 'Back To The Future' quotes and Beetlejuice' quotes too?

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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