This has long been one of my favourite British films. It's one of the DVDs I can watch again any time and it always comes up fresh.
As a bit of a Shakespeare buff, I enjoy all the references, and the quotes, often disguised, with which it's filled. When, for example, Vincent Price exults to Ian Hendry: "Alive in triumph, and you thought me slain!", I know enough to know that he's paraphrasing "Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain!" from Romeo And Juliet.
But! After all these years, there's one speech from Edward Lionheart that I can't place anywhere in the First Folio. It's near the end, when he grabs two torches and sets light to the Burbage Theatre. "Burn!" he cries. "Come, fire, consume this petty world, and in its ashes let my memory lie!"
Does anyone know what he's quoting? The sentiments sound like Timon Of Athens, but I can't find a line that resembles it.