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

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins

  • 1971 film

A collection of short films about the Seven Deadly Sins. Writers include Galton and Simpson, Spike Milligan, Barry Cryer and Graham Chapman. Stars Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege and more.

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1971
Stars
Bruce Forsyth, Paul Whitsun-Jones, Harry Secombe, Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Harry H. Corbett, Ian Carmichael, Alfie Bass and more
Writers
Bob Larbey, John Esmonde, Dave Freeman, Graham Chapman, Barry Cryer, Graham Stark, Marty Feldman, Ray Galton and more
Director
Graham Stark
Producers
Graham Stark, Tony Tenser and Michael L. Green
Companies

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.

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
107 minutes
UK release
November 1971
Distributors

Tigon British Film Productions

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
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.

Website links

Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018 at 2:45pm on London Live
  • Thursday 31st May 2018 at 2:00pm on London Live
  • Friday 18th May 2018 at 1:00pm on London Live

Recording details

  • Pinewood Studios
  • Windsor High Street - Cake shop front in Gluttony.

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