The Magic Christian
The Magic Christian

The Magic Christian

  • 1969 film

Sir Guy Grand spends his money extravagantly. Adopting a grown man as his son, the pair set out to entertain themselves. Stars Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfrid Hyde-White and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
1969
Stars
Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Richard Attenborough, Laurence Harvey, Leonard Frey and more
Writers
Terry Southern, Joe McGrath, Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Peter Sellers
Director
Joe McGrath
Producers
Denis O'Dell, Henry T. Weinstein and Anthony B. Unger
Companies

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.

Additional details

UK certificate
A
Duration
93 minutes
UK release
Friday 12th December 1969
Produced
1969
Distributors

Commonwealth United Entertainment

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Monday 31st January 2022 at 12:15am on TPTV
  • Friday 3rd September 2021 at 1:25am on TPTV
  • Monday 14th June 2021 at 2:45am on TPTV

Recording details

  • Twickenham Film Studios

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