Desperate to win the girl of his dreams, timid short-order cook Stanley Moon sells his soul to the devil (aka George Spiggott) for seven wishes. With the magic words ‘Julie Andrews’ he becomes everything from a rock star to an intellectual to try and impress her.

But the ‘horned one’ has a wicked sense of fun (he tears the last page out of Agatha Christie novels) so things never quite go according to plan.

Bedazzled is Peter Cook and Dudley Moore at their very best and a true comedy classic. The dialogue is unforgettable (‘The Garden of Eden was a boggy swamp just south of Croydon’) and the sight of Dudley Moore as a trampolining nun has got to be one of the funniest in cinema history.

film released: December 1967

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