Stanley is infatuated with Margaret, the statuesque waitress who works with him. He meets George Spiggott AKA the devil and sells his soul for 7 wishes, which Stanley uses to try and make Margaret his own first as an intellectual, then as a rock star, then as a wealthy industrialist. As each fails, he becomes more aware of how empty his life had been and how much more he has to live for.
If you ever needed reminding of how cool and great Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were,then this is the film to watch.Not only are they both on top form but there so engaging and fun together that you can't help but smile,oh yeah Eleanor Bron and Raquel Welch are bad either and certainly great on the eye to look at.
"What rotten sins I have working for me. I suppose it's the wages."
Still hilarious 46 years later. One of my favorite comedies of all time.
Groovy man, and funny as hell.
Dudley Moore spiller Stanley Moon som er hodestups forelsket i Margaret. Han inngår en avtale med Djevelen (Peter Cook) for å få drømmedamen.
Mer eller mindre standar "geenie-in-a-bottle" hvor en må passe seg for hva en ønsker. Filmen halter litt på fokusering av materialet og komikken blir langdryg og en mister til slutt tålmodigheten.
Når det er sagt så er ikke filmen helt fri for høydepunkter hvor den balanserer mellom satire og situasjonskomedie. Anbefales til Cook og Dudley tilhengere, men om jeg skulle velge er tvprogrammet deres hakket bedre
Very interesting comedy. It slowly builds to the really big laughs, is more theological than most comedies involving deals with the devil, and, in the end, has some interesting things to say.
Far better than the shoddy Fraser/Hurley remake, showcasing the brilliant talents of two of British comedy's finest exponents at the peak of their powers. Filling you with inertia since 1967.
For some reason I used to quite enjoy the 2000 remake of Bedazzled, simply for the way that each scene would contain something entirely different with the audience full-knowing that the protagonist's wishes will be far less than perfect. It was quite funny in parts, but this original version holds far more laughs.
Peter Cook's performance is fantastic and in the remake his character isn't even closely replicated as Elizabeth Hurley steps in, as more of a Lust (Raquel Welsh) character than Satan. Also, the fact that this film is set and created in the swinging sixties just works so much better as it highlights the film's progressiveness and raunchiness.
Full of laughs and great performances, a must watch for any British Comedy fan or viewer of the remake. A very well devised ending also.
I saw the remake and wasn't impressed. The original is gold.
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore are a perfect duo. Brilliant script. Great direction. Great cast that includes a very sexy Raquel Welch. Hilarious from beginning to end. Much, much better than the remake. Simple, original, and funny as Hell (literally).