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
Ed Sutton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Magic Christian is: antiestablishmentarian, antibellum, antitrust, antiseptic, antibiotic, antisocial & antipasto.
Did You Know?
After watching rushes from the first day of filming, Peter Sellers
leaped to his feet and said "Thank God we caught it in time!" He felt his performance was so bad that the film should be canceled. He was eventually persuaded to continue. See more
At Auchengillen Station, Guy Grand's car is blocked by a police car which pulls to a halt across its path. After a brief conversation, Grand's car drives off unimpeded. The Police Car has shifted to the side. See more
Hon. Esther Grand
[as all hell breaks loose, aboard the Magic Christian
Youngman, what IS going on?
Youngman Grand, Esq.
Ship's concert, I shouldn't wonder.
Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers
Mad About the Boy
By Noel Coward See more