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Jabberwocky (1977)

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A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry H. Corbett ...
The Squire
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The Chamberlain
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Max Wall ...
Rodney Bewes ...
The Other Squire
John Bird ...
1st Herald
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The Landlord
Antony Carrick ...
3rd Merchant (as Anthony Carrick)
Peter Cellier ...
1st Merchant
Deborah Fallender ...
The Princess
Derek Francis ...
Bishop
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Man with Rock
Neil Innes ...
2nd Herald
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Poacher
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Storyline

After the death of his father the young cooper 'Dennis Cooper' goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster? A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour. Written by Gunter Doege <doege@math.tu-dresden.de>

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monster | kingdom | forest | shield | castle | See more »

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Jabberwocky: the monster so horrible that people caught the plague to avoid it See more »


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15 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jabberwocky  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Their was a scene in the script where the 1st Merchant picks his nose. Peter Cellier refused to do this saying he would rather be naked. See more »

Goofs

In the Princess' nude scene, she obviously has modern tan lines. See more »

Quotes

Dennis: Dennis is hiding in a shadowy alcove removing his nun disguise. As he is illuminated by torchlight he looks back over his shoulder...
Religious Fanatic #1: Look! It's a nun in the guise of the Devil!
Religious Fanatic #2: No! It's the Devil in the guise of a nun!
Religious Fanatic #3: Get her!
Religious Fanatic #4: Get him!
Religious Fanatic #5: GET THEM BOTH!
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Crazy Credits

"All characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious and bare no resemblance to anyone living or dead, except for one." See more »

Connections

Referenced in What Is Brazil? (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great Gate Of Kiev
from "Pictures at an Exhibition" (uncredited)
by Modest Mussorgsky (as M.Moussorgskij) & Maurice Ravel (as M.Ravel)
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medieval buffoonery

I was flicking through the stations looking for my favourite type of film - low budget comedies and b movies. Lucky me to find Jabberwocky!

I missed the beginning but soon realised I had strayed upon a gem of a film. Michael Palin in a ridiculous outfit in a filthy wretched medieval city! The scenery is perfect and on one level is quite realistic. Starving people, outside 'toilets' and general squalor - but this is a comedy and the characters are hilarious!!!

I noticed Warren Mitchel (Alf Garnet) and Bernard Bresslaw (from the Carry On's) in there too making for a very funny film

There are many memorable scenes and the humour is in a monty python style with plenty of slapstick and toilet humour

The low budget wasn't really noticable, and I thought overall had a more produced feel than the holy grail which really was low budget film!

I would definately recommend this film to anyone who likes crazy off beat comedies

Its not exactly a kids film because its gory in places and the princess at one point seems to lose her clothes, but older kids will probably love it... a bit like how the Goonies was almost too scary to be a kids film

I give it 5 turnips out of 5


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