British Comedy Guide

The Magic Christian.

The Magic Christian

1969 British comedy film about a millionaire's extravagances. Stars Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfred Hyde White and others.

The Magic Christian. Image shows from L to R: Youngman Grand (Ringo Starr), Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers). Copyright: Universal Pictures.

The Magic Christian

Sir Guy Grand spends his money extravagantly. Adopting a grown man as his son, the pair set out to entertain themselves

Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfred Hyde White, Richard Attenborough, Laurence Harvey, Leonard Frey and others
Terry Southern
Joseph McGrath
Denis O'Dell, Henry T. Weinstein and Anthony B. Unger

Eccentric multi-millionaire Sir Guy Grand meets a young, homeless man in a London park and decides to adopt him as his own son.

Setting out together, Guy intends to prove to his young protégé that anyone and anything can be bought: you just have to find the right price. They begin a series of adventures around Britain, showering ordinary people with cash to do extraordinary things, and to pull off the most peculiar stunts.

From a striptease Hamlet to a vat of sewage filled with cash, nobbling a traffic warden and fixing the Oxford-Cambridge boat race, the pair have as much fun as they can dream up. But the launching of a new luxury liner called The Magic Christian seems to offer a whole new world of opportunities.

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