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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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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 ... Gumby / 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 / Blackmail Presenter / 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:
Lewis Alexander ... Man in Restaurant (uncredited)
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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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Monty Python's movie debut. The movie was intended to introduce American audiences to Python's comedy, but ironically, it did far better business in Britain, where viewers had already seen the movie's sketches on "Monty Python's Flying Circus"See more »
Continuity: In the animation following the "People falling out of tall buildings" sketch, when the caterpillar walks into his house and climbs into the bed the door to the bedroom is still open. Once the caterpillar falls asleep and the camera fades out, when the camera fades back into him, the door is now closed.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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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Very good introduction to the insane world of Monty Python, 13 August 2001
Author: TC Raymond from England

Produced in 1971 on a shoestring budget with the aim of breaking the Python team in the States (which eventually happened when the TV series began running on PBS), this film consists of classic moments from the first two series of Monty Python's Flying Circus, lovingly reprised, and in some cases improved upon. The 'Vocational Guidance Counsellor' sketch with Michael Palin's chartered accountant who wants to be a lion tamer is certainly better than the TV version, as is the bank robber in a lingerie shop sketch, which is performed here in such a dry, straight-faced, understated way, it makes me laugh every time. There are lots of other classics to enjoy - the dirty fork, Hell's Grannies, the Upper Class Twit of the Year show, Blackmail, camp square-bashing, the Killer Cars...if you can look past the obviously low budget (the sound mix makes some scenes sound as if they were recorded in a cake tin), you'll find one of the most tirelessly inventive sketch comedies of all time. And remember, it's NOT pining, it's passed on!

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