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Bedazzled (10-Dec-1967)

Director: Stanley Donen

Writers: Peter Cook; Dudley Moore

Music by: Dudley Moore

Producer: Stanley Donen

Keywords: Comedy, Nuns, Satan

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Bates
4-Dec-1920 11-Jan-1978 A Clockwork Orange
Eleanor Bron
14-Mar-1934   A Touch of Love
Peter Cook
19-Nov-1937 9-Jan-1995 Bedazzled
Barry Humphries
17-Feb-1934   Dame Edna
Dudley Moore
19-Apr-1935 27-Mar-2002 Arthur
Michael Trubshawe
7-Dec-1905 21-Mar-1985 The Guns of Navarone
Raquel Welch
5-Sep-1940   Cocktail waitress turned 60s sexpot


Peter Cook   ...   George Spiggott
Dudley Moore   ...   Stanley Moon
Eleanor Bron   ...   Margaret
Raquel Welch   ...   Lilian Lust
Michael Bates   ...   Insp. Clarke
Barry Humphries   ...   Envy
Bernard Spear   ...   Irving Moses
Howard Goorney   ...   Sloth
Robin Hawdon   ...   Randolph
Evelyn Moore   ...   Mrs. Wisby
Michael Trubshawe   ...   Lord Dowdy
Charles Lloyd Pack   ...   Vicar
Lockwood West   ...   St. Peter
Alba   ...   Vanity
Robert Russell   ...   Anger
Parnell McGarry   ...   Gluttony
Daniele Noel   ...   Avarice
Betty Cooper   ...   Sister Phoebe


Review by Mike Mixer (posted on 28-Jul-2009)

I manged to catch this movie a few years ago and I wish I had recorded it. Peter Cook makes an absolutely evil Devil without being obviously hurtful. There are always little things he is doing in a scene as busywork that represent the everyday annoyances that build up until you want to scream. In one scene, As he and Dudley Moore discuss what exactly was wrong with the previous wish granted, He pulls a record off of a rotating line and opens it to scratch it then replaces the record in it's jacket. There was also a phone book that he tore random pages out of the reattached it to the line and sent it on to wherever it was headed. There were so many things like that all through the movie that you need to watch it over and over to catch all of the gags. Dudley Moore was the perfectly hapless and feckless victim of his own desires. He really was an exceptionally gifted actor. If you do manage to find this movie to watch you'll wonder why anyone ever bothered to watch the remake, it was a sorry excuse compared to the original.

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