Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser The Magic Christian. Written by
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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.
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Did You Know?
Many of the Central London exterior and building shots were filmed in and around Westminster School, London. See more
In the "free money scene", Guy Grand accepts a delivery of "100 gallons of blood, 200 gallons of urine, 500 cubic feet of animal manure", but the tanker truck and the vat it fills hold many thousands of gallons. See more
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
[voiceover, as a £10 note appears onscreen
Ladies and gentlemen, this is what is commonly known as money. It comes in all sizes, colours, and denominations - like people. We'll be using quite a bit of it in the next two hours... luckily I have enough for ALL of us.
Mad About The Boy
By Noël Coward
Performed by Peter Sellers
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