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Carry On quip tops one-liner poll
Kenneth Williams
Kenneth Williams starred more than 25 Carry On films
Kenneth Williams' Carry On pun "Infamy! Infamy! They've all got it in for me!" from Carry on Cleo has been voted the funniest one-liner in film history.

A Sky Movies poll of 1,000 UK film fans and critics picked the Life of Brian quote "He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy" as second favourite.

The often-quoted Airplane! quip "don't call me Shirley", delivered by Leslie Nielsen, came third.

Nielsen and Peter Sellers both had two quotes included in the top 10.

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"Do you have a licence for your minkey," said by Sellers as Inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther: The Return of the Pink Panther was voted the sixth favourite.

The oldest quote in the top 10 was uttered by Groucho Marx in the classic 1933 comedy Duck Soup, which came in at number four.

Film critic Bob McCabe said: "It is great to see two British movies are in the top three and well established classics with great lasting power.

"I thought that Kenneth Williams would win as it is a great stand-alone joke, the joke is simple and no build-up to the line is needed. Kenneth Williams' delivery of the line is extremely dramatic, ending in a camp style."

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