Bedazzled (1967 film)

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Bedazzled is a 1967 film written by and starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, retelling the Faust legend in the Swinging London of the 1960s. It was remade in 2000 under the same name.

Directed by Stanley Donen. Written by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

The Devil[edit]

  • Do hope this isn't an awkward moment. [after walking in on Stanley Moon's failed suicide attempt]
  • You fill me with inertia. [spoken as musical performer Drimble Wedge]
  • What terrible sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages.
  • [offering anything in exchange for Stanley's soul] What would you like to be? Prime Minister? Oh, no, wait, I've already signed that deal.
    • Most likely referring to Harold Wilson, the prime minister at the time.
  • There was a time when I used to get lots of ideas — I thought up the Seven Deadly Sins in one afternoon. The only thing I've come up with recently is advertising.
  • It's the standard contract. Gives you seven wishes in accordance with the mystic rules of life. Seven Days of the Week, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Seas, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers —
    • The latter also directed by Donen.
  • [To a pigeon about to fly over a man] Release your doo-dahs.
  • You realize that suicide's a criminal offence. In less enlightened times, they'd have hung you for it.
  • Suicide, really — that's the last thing you should try.
  • [During a conversation about politics, a character with a severe speech impediment struggles to express a thought. He replies dismissively ...] Well, that's easy for you to say.
  • In the words of Marcel Proust — and this applies to any woman in the world — if you can stay up and listen with a fair degree of attention to whatever garbage, no matter how stupid it is, that they're coming out with, till ten minutes past four in the morning — you're in!
  • [Regarding last minute repentance] I lost Mussolini that way, all that work, then right at the end with the rope around his neck, he says, 'Scusi. Mille regretti,' and up he goes!"
  • Everything I've ever told you's been a lie, including that.
  • Don't ever believe anything I've said; believe me.
  • [saying the "magic word"] Julie Andrews!

Stanley Moon[edit]

  • [reading Faustian contract] I, Stanley Moon, hereinafter and in the hereafter to be known as 'The Damned' — The damned?!


Stanley: What a dreary thing to do - I hope you're proud of yourself.
George: It was pride that got me into this. I used to be an angel, you know - up in heaven.
Stanley: Oh yeah, you used to be God's favourite, didn't you?
George: That's right - 'I Love Lucifer' it was in those days.

George: Pretend I'm God and now dance around me and sing my praises." [after a few seconds]
Stanley: I'm getting tired can we switch places?
George: That's exactly how I felt!

Stanley: If you're the devil, why didn't you try that vicar over there?
George: Oh no, he's one of ours.


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