Monty Python And The Holy Grail
Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

  • 1975 film

The Monty Python team put their own spin on the Arthurian legends. Stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and more.

Monty Python And The Holy Grail

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1975
Stars
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Carol Cleveland and Neil Innes
Writers
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Directors
Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones
Producers
Mark Forstater and John Goldstone
Companies

England, 932 A.D. and King Arthur - accompanied by his trusty servant Patsy - is seeking Knights to join his Round Table at Camelot. Arthur confronts two guards preoccupied with swallows, argues with a group of constitutional peasants, challenges a Black Knight who comes apart at the seams and witnesses the outing of a witch before enrolling his first Knight, Bedevere the Wise.

Other knights follow: Sir Lancelot the Brave, Sir Galahad the Pure and the not-quite-so-brave Sir Robin. Avoiding the singing dancers of Camelot, Arthur and his Knights are inspired by God to quest together for the Holy Grail. But taunted and humiliated by the French, they decide go their separate ways.

Sir Robin is confronted by a Three-Headed Knight; Sir Lancelot hacks his way through a wedding to save a damsel in distress; Arthur and Bedevere, warned by a Soothsayer, meet the shrubbery loving Knights of Ni; while Sir Galahad almost falls to the temptation of the virgins of Castle Anthrax.

The Knights join up again and after an arduous journey encounter Tim the Enchanter who leads them to the cave, guarded by a foul creature, wherein an ancient inscription reveals the whereabouts of the Grail. The Bridge of Death claims its victims and only Arthur and Bedevere reach the final resting place of the Holy Grail, only to be thwarted by old adversaries.

Additional details

Part of

Monty Python

UK certificate
A
Duration
91 minutes
UK release
Thursday 3rd April 1975
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

All previous repeats
  • Sunday 12th February 2012 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts
  • Sunday 15th January 2012 at 10:00pm on Sky Arts

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