The Magic Christian

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The Magic Christian (1969, UK) is a cult classic comedy directed by Joseph McGrath


Main Details

  • Released in 1969
  • Color
  • Distribution Co: Commonwealth United Corporation
  • Directed by Joseph McGrath
  • Produced by Denis O'Dell
  • Screenplay by Terry Southern, Joseph McGrath
  • Starring Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, John Cleese, Leonard Frey, Raquel Welchm, Laurence Harvey, Spike Milligan, Wilfred Hyde-White, Graham Chapman, Ferdy Mayne, Richard Attenborough, Roman Polanski, Christopher Lee, Yul Brynner
  • Music by Ken Thorne
  • Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
  • Edited by Kevin Connor

Plot Summary

  • Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers), the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman (Sir Ringo Starr). Together, they set out to prove that anyone, and anything, can be bought with money.


  • The world's richest man and the world's poorest boy are getting it ready now...and everybody, everywhere, will be a little worse off for it.
  • The Magic Christian is: antiestablishmentarian, antibellum, antitrust, antiseptic, antibiotic, antisocial & antipasto.
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