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
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An intriguing fantasy of angelic innocence and devilish passion.
Did You Know?
This film was made first as a tele-movie Play for Today: Brimstone and Treacle
(1987) by the BBC1 six years earlier in 1976 as part of their 'Play for Today' series but the tele-play was banned and withdrawn from being broadcast because of a rape scene. The TV play was eventually first broadcast in 1987 which was about five years after this cinema movie version (which had been made later) had been released. See more
Miss Holdsworth, raise your skirt please.
End credits are listed on turning pages of a book. See more
Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #10.5
I Burn For You
Performed by The Police See more