Peregrine Devlin: You did kill Larding and the others didn't you? Edward Lionheart: How many actors have you destroyed as you destroyed me? How many talented lives have you cut down with your glib

You did kill Larding and the others didn't you? How many...

Theater of Blood 1973
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Peregrine Devlin:
You did kill Larding and the others didn't you?
Edward Lionheart:
How many actors have you destroyed as you destroyed me? How many talented lives have you cut down with your glib attacks? What do you know of the blood, sweat and toil of a theatrical production? Of the dedication of the men and the women in the noblest profession of them all? How could you know you talentless fools who spew vitriol on the creative efforts of others because because you lack the ability to create yourselves! No Devlin, no! I did not kill Larding and the others. PUNISHED them my dear boy, punished them. Just as you shall have to be punished.
Peregrine Devlin:
Well get it over with then, just so you don't have to make me listen to that demented rubbish of yours. Go on, kill me then!

Transcript:
You did kill Larding
and the others, didnt you?
How many actors have you destroyed,
as you destroyed me?
How many talented lives
have you cut down with your glib attacks?
What do you know of the blood,
sweat and toil of a theatrical production?
Of the dedication of the men and the
women in the noblest profession of all?
How could you know, you talentless fools,
who spew vitriol
on the creative efforts of others
because you lack the ability
to create yourselves?
No, Devlin, no! I did not
kill Larding and the others.
Punished them, my dear boy,
punished them.
Just as you shall have to be punished.
Well, get it over with, then.
So long as you dont make me have to
listen to that demented rubbish of yours.
- Go on, kill me, then.
- Ill kill you when I am ready.
Next week, next month,
perhaps next year.
Oh, I am going to make you suffer
as you have made me suffer.
Argh!
You didnt have to go to such pains
to prove Lionheart was still alive.
Pains!
Or someone else is impersonating him.
Ive seen Lionheart in the theatre
hundreds of times. It was him.
Actually, Mr Devlin, were convinced
youre right. Its Lionheart. Hes our man.
Naturally, we had to release his daughter.
Id keep an eye on her, if I were you.
Shes a devoted daughter.
Dont worry.
Shell be under constant surveillance.
Now, the next play is Othello.
Whats that all about, then?
(clears throat)
A malicious man persuades his
benefactor that his wifes been unfaithful
and drives him into murdering her.
Mr Psaltery, sir.
This is a friend speaking, sir.
(hippy) It may be wise ifyou were to leave
the office and go home early tonight, sir.
You might learn something
very interesting about your wife.

Clip duration: 140 seconds
Views: 18
Timestamp in movie: 01:06:31
Uploaded: 21 October, 2021
Genres: comedy, drama, horror
Summary: A Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition.


Actors

Peregrine Devlin - Ian Hendry
Edward Lionheart - Vincent Price