Marlow's psychiatrist remarks to him that he's starting to look better and that his skin condition is clearing up. This meant that Sir Michael Gambon was only spending four hours in the make-up room instead of six at this stage in the production.
Philip E. Marlow:
What's the loveliest word in the English language, officer? In the sound it makes in the mouth? In the shape it makes in the page? "E-L-B-O-W"