Brimstone and Treacle is a modern gothic tale about the evil that men do and the price that must be paid to make things right. The film, a remake of a 1976 teleplay that included Denholm Elliot in its original cast as Mr. Bates, the film also included an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go's, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930's little diddy called "Spread A Little Happiness", performed by Sting by himself. Written by
Gerry Kissell <email@example.com>
An intriguing fantasy of angelic innocence and devilish passion.
Did You Know?
The film's story first existed first as a tele-movie Brimstone and Treacle
(1987), then when this was banned, was rewritten by Dennis Potter
as a stage play, which opened on 11th October 1977 at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield. It was then re-written as a screenplay and made as this cinema movie about five years after the play was written and first performed and about six years after the tele-film was written and recorded. See more
Miss Holdsworth, raise your skirt please.
Opening credits are listed on the pages of a book floating on moving water. See more
Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #10.5
Up the Junction
Written by Chris Difford
and Glenn Tilbrook
Performed by Squeeze See more