The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins. Stripping Girl (Felicity Devonshire). Copyright: Tigon British Film Productions.

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

A collection of short films about the Seven Deadly Sins. Writers include Galton and Simpson, Spike Milligan, Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman

Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Harry H. Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Alfie Bass and others
Bob Larbey, John Esmonde, Dave Freeman, Graham Chapman, Barry Cryer, Graham Stark, Marty Feldman, Ray Galton and others
Graham Stark
Graham Stark

Comprising of 7 short films on the theme of the Seven Deadly Sins:

Avarice sees Bruce Forsyth as a chauffeur searching the sewers for a lost 50p, on his greedy employer's orders.

Envy stars Harry Secombe as a man trying to persuade a couple to sell their home to his pushy and pools-winning wife.

Gluttony has Leslie Phillips as an executive whose love of food stops him from spending time with his gorgeous female boss.

Lust features Harry H. Corbett as bachelor Ambrose, desperate for a date but unlucky in his search.

Pride - a remake of the Comedy Playhouse episode Impasse - stars Alfie Bass and Ian Carmichael as men whose cars meet head-to-head on a narrow country lane, but neither will back up for the other.

Sloth was written by and stars Spike Milligan in a range of peculiar examples of the sin.

Wrath sees Stephen Lewis playing officious park-keeper Jarvis, pitted against elderly gents George and Kenneth in their attempts to kill him.

Production Details

UK certificate
107 minutes
Release date
November 1971

Tigon British Film Productions

Production company
Theme tune for closing credits, Envy, Greed An' Gluttony, was written by Roy Budd and Jack Fishman and sung by The Middle Of The Road.
Laugh track

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 2:45pm on London Live

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