“Here you had three very good minds. Peter, Boris, and Vincent-they were all interested in art; they all had stories to tell. And oh! I used to sit and listen to them! Peter was absolutely fascinating, although he was very sick all the time. He was always pinching me on the behind! Today he’d be sued! Did I mind? N-o-o-o-o, of course not! Boris had a bad hip. He was a very gentle man, very soft, very kind. A real English gentleman. Vinnie was the healthy one, although he did frequently groan ‘Ohhh, my knees…’ He always had a dirty story. And Jack Nicholson-he was always going home to write. I’ll never forget his pantaloons; I mean, they just didn’t suit him. It was so incongruous with him. I don’t think the picture was really meant to be a comedy; it evolved into one on the set.
- Hazel Court
Rexford and Estelle retreat alone, while Bedlo tries to convince Craven to turn him back to human form once more. Craven tells him to shut his beak and recites the famous lines from Edgar Allan Poe’s poem: “Quoth the raven - nevermore”.
After a lengthy performance of narrow escapes and derision, Craven defeats Scarabus, and escapes with his friends after rejecting Lenore, who tries to reconcile with him after alleging she had been “under a spell”. The castle then tumbles down on Scarabus and his mistress, but they are shown to survive, though Scarabus has been stripped of his magic.