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The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins (1971)

Not Rated | | Comedy | November 1971 (UK)
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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Graham Stark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicity Devonshire Felicity Devonshire ... Nude Girl
Bruce Forsyth ... Clayton (segment "Avarice")
Paul Whitsun-Jones Paul Whitsun-Jones ... Elsinore (segment "Avarice")
Bernard Bresslaw ... Mr. Violet (segment "Avarice")
Joan Sims ... Policewoman (segment "Avarice")
Roy Hudd ... Fisherman (segment "Avarice")
Julie Samuel ... Petrol Attendant (segment "Avarice")
Cheryl Hall ... Vanessa (segment "Avarice")
Suzanne Heath 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 Carmel Cryan ... Vera (segment "Envy")
Leslie Phillips ... Dickie (segment "Gluttony")
Julie Ege ... Ingrid (segment "Gluttony")
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Storyline

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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Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

De 7 hoofdzonden See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tigon Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (segment "Sloth")| Color
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Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

References Love Story (1970) 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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Mixed Bag
23 December 2018 | by kittenkongshowSee all my reviews

Graham Stark brings one of the great casts in British film history - a great if uneven time capsule.

I remember watching this on Granada on a Sunday afternoon, I doubt it'll ever turn up on anything bar the wonderful Talking pictures...

anyway as with most Portmanteau films if you don't enjoy one bit...wait for the next!

Wish sometimes I was born earlier to see some of films in the cinema...


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