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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Devonshire ...
Bruce Forsyth ...
Clayton (segment "Avarice")
Paul Whitsun-Jones ...
Elsinore (segment "Avarice")
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Mr. Violet (segment "Avarice")
Joan Sims ...
Policewoman (segment "Avarice")
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Fisherman (segment "Avarice")
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Petrol Attendant (segment "Avarice")
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Vanessa (segment "Avarice")
Suzanne Heath ...
Chloe (segment "Avarice") (as Susanne Heath)
Harry Secombe ...
Stanley (segment "Envy")
Geoffrey Bayldon ...
Vernon (segment "Envy")
June Whitfield ...
Mildred (segment "Envy")
Carmel Cryan ...
Vera (segment "Envy")
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Dickie (segment "Gluttony")
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Ingrid (segment "Gluttony")
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This early Seventies British comedy takes us through seven short stories based on the Seven Deadly Sins. This film is a montage of different styles, from Spike Milligan's mainly silent "Sloth", to the leering Harry H Corbett in "Lust". Written by Paul Batey

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November 1971 (UK)  »

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Die herrlichen sieben Todsünden  »

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Trivia

The segments "Pride" and "Lust" had originally been television plays in the series Comedy Playhouse (1961) See more »

Goofs

In the Pride section, the Rolls Royce has, at first, both the RAC and AA badges as it travels down the lane, then only one, the RAC badge, for the rest of the piece. See more »

Quotes

Doctor: I take it he didn't get to the pudding?
Ingrid: No, he didn't get that far.
Doctor: Pitty. I like something that's rather sweet.
Ingrid: I'm sure you do.
Doctor: Perhaps I'd better take a look at it?
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Crazy Credits

Felicity Devonshire tops the cast list during the end credits, but instead of receiving a written character description, she is represented by a drawing of how she appears in the film. See more »

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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Envy, Greed An' Gluttony
(the Seven Deadly Sins theme)
Sung by Middle of the Road (as The Middle Of The Road)
Written by Roy Budd and Jack Fishman
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Not a complete waste of time, with one jewel amongst the rough.
13 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Don't give up on this one after the first story or two. Wait for the segment featuring Harry H. Corbett (it's a mini-classic).

As for the rest of the episodes in the film - very hit and miss. Strangely enough, I did not find the Spike Milligan silent 'Sloth' episode funny at all. The sections with Leslie Philips and Ian Carmichael/Alfie Bass were slightly above average.

Not a complete waste of time, with one jewel amongst the rough.

Need to type three more lines of text before this capsule review will get to be submitted as at this present moment IMDb will only accept 10 lines of text minimum. Time for a change. Make it 6 or 7.


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