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Release Date:
22 August 1972 (USA) See more »
An anthology of Monty Python's best sketches from their 1st & 2nd seasons of their original TV show. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Graham Chapman ... Brother / Policeman / Defence attorney / British pedestrian / Mr. Harrison (Apricot) / The Colonel / 'Hell's Grannies' policeman / Jimmy Blankensop / Sir Edward Ross / Restaurant patron #1 / Letter Writer / Oliver St. John Mollusk / Mountie / Town Guild Lady

John Cleese ... Announcer / Hungarian Citizen / self - Defence Teacher / Sir George Head / Policeman / Interviewer / Mr. Praline / Second General / Christopher Columbus / Mungo the Cook / Bank Robber / Accountant #2 (falling past the window) / Vocational Guidance Counselor / Vivian Smith Smythe Smith / Mountie / Town Guild Lady

Terry Gilliam ... Self-Defence Nun / Flasher / Uncle Sam / Caterpillar Man / Sign Holder / Conrad Poohs

Eric Idle ... Prosecutor / Marriage Counselor / Arthur Nudge / Self-defence student #4 (interested in pointed sticks) / 'Hell's Grannies' analyst / Arthur Wilson / Arthur Wilson Two / Nightclub Emcee / Linkman / First General / Restaurant Manager / Lingerie Shop Owner / Accountant #1 (falling past the window) / Fairy Godmother / Rita Fairbanks / Simon Zinc Trumpet Harris / Mountie / Lady With Cookbook

Terry Jones ... Stage Manager / Tobacconist / 2nd Hungarian Man / Squire / Self-defence student #3 / Tenant #1 / Flasher / Mouse Organist Ken Ewing / Fat Soldier / Waiter / Nude Organist / Brian / Nigel Incubator Jones

Michael Palin ... Man with tape recorder / Phrasebook Author / Arthur Pewtey / Second self - defence student / Second Tenant / Lost His Wallet / Shrill Petrol Announcer / Milkman / Ernest Scribbler / Pet shop employee / Lumberjack / Headwaiter Gilberto / Herbert Anchovy / Gervais Brookhamster / Town Guild Lady

Carol Cleveland ... Dierdre Pewtey / Storyteller / Milkman Collector / Restaurant Patron #2 / Elsbeth

Connie Booth ... Best Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Neville Chamberlain ... Himself - with Munich Accord (archive footage) (uncredited)

Winston Churchill ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself - Speech to RAD, from T.d.W. (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lesley Judd ... Distraught Mother (uncredited)
King George VI ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Beggar (uncredited)

Directed by
Ian MacNaughton 
Writing credits
Graham Chapman (screen foreplay & conception) &
John Cleese (screen foreplay & conception) &
Terry Gilliam (screen foreplay & conception) &
Eric Idle (screen foreplay & conception) &
Terry Jones (screen foreplay & conception) &
Michael Palin (screen foreplay & conception)

Produced by
Patricia Casey .... producer
Victor Lownes .... executive producer
David Gil .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Douglas Gamley (uncredited)
Cinematography by
David Muir (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thom Noble 
Art Direction by
Colin Grimes 
Makeup Department
Ivy Emmerton .... hairdresser
Jimmy Evans .... makeup artist
Production Management
Kevin Francis .... production manager
Tim Hampton .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Douglas Hermes .... assistant director (as Doug Hermes)
Art Department
Bob Hedges .... property master
Leo Mason .... construction manager
Tony Noble .... assistant art director
Sound Department
John Brommage .... sound mixer
Terry Poulton .... dubbing editor
Dennis Berry .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
John Horton .... special effects consultant
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Grainger .... camera operator
Douglas Webb .... still photographs
Nobby Cross .... gaffer (uncredited)
Roy Rodhouse .... best boy (uncredited)
Animation Department
Terry Gilliam .... animator
Bob Godfrey .... animation photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ken Lewington .... costumes
Editorial Department
Pepita Fairfax .... assistant film editor
Other crew
Zelda Barron .... continuity
Graham Chapman .... presenter (as Monty Python)
John Cleese .... presenter (as Monty Python)
Terry Gilliam .... presenter (as Monty Python)
Jack Hawtree .... production accountant
Eric Idle .... presenter (as Monty Python)
Terry Jones .... presenter (as Monty Python)
Michael Palin .... presenter (as Monty Python)
Sally Pardo .... production secretary (as Sally Hyman)
Crew believed to be complete

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88 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-3 (new rating) (1996) | Finland:K-10 (original rating) (1984) | France:U | Iceland:L | Netherlands:16 | Sweden:11 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

According to Terry Gilliam, executive producer Victor Lownes, who primarily represented Playboy magazine (which funded the movie), insisted on getting an animated credit equal in size to those of the group members.See more »
Continuity: During the Dead Parrot sketch, John Cleese's arms alternate between crossed and on his hips between shots.See more »
[first lines]
Announcer:In this picture, there are forty-seven people. None of them can be seen. In this film, we hope to show you how not to be seen. This is Mr E.R. Bradshaw of Napier Court, Black Lion Road, London, SE14. He cannot be seen. Now I'm going to ask him to stand up. Mr Bradshaw, will you stand up, please?
[Mr Bradshaw stands up and is shot]
Announcer:This demonstrates the value of not being seen.
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
This is the best Python film for novices, 12 June 2005
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Although I like Monty Python and the Holy Grail better, this is still a wonderful film and it is the best one to show the uninitiated. Showing a "normal" person the Holy Grail is sort of like giving a first-time drinker a fifth of vodka! Too much, too quickly! Many of these rookies MIGHT run away in terror or suffer massive headaches when they see the Holy Grail. Instead, this film is intended for American audiences unfamiliar with the Pythons. Many of their best skits from the TV show are reproduced with better production values as well as easier to understand accents. You can really tell that they are trying to be understandable to the average American.

Now all this does NOT mean the film is normal by any stretch of the imagination! It features such classics as the Parrot Sketch, the Marriage Counselor, and my personal favorite, the couple who go to the fancy restaurant and have a piece of dirty silverware. I'm sure to the uninitiated, these skits DON'T sound funny--well watch them and see for yourself. If they make your brain hurt or the desire to flee sets in, turn off the TV briefly, take a few deep breaths and resume watching.

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