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The Magic Christian (1969)

M | | Comedy | 12 December 1969 (UK)
Sir Guy Grand, the richest man in the world, adopts a homeless boy, Youngman. Together, they set out to prove that anyone--and anything--can be bought with money.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sir Guy Grand
... Youngman Grand
... Dame Agnes Grand
... Hon. Esther Grand
... Captain Reginald K. Klaus (as Wilfrid Hyde White)
... Oxford Coach
... Laurence Faggot
... Hamlet
... Ship's Vampire
... Traffic Warden 27
... Solitary Drinker
... Priestess of the Whip
Tom Boyle ... My Man Jeff
... Hot Dog Vendor
Terence Alexander ... Mad Major
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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 <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Magic Christian is: antiestablishmentarian, antibellum, antitrust, antiseptic, antibiotic, antisocial & antipasto. See more »

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12 December 1969 (UK)  »

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Um Beatle no Paraíso  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to "Yul Brynner: A Biography" By Michelangelo Capua (pg 127), Yul lip-synced to "Mad About The Boy" with the voice provided by Miriam Karlin. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hon. Esther Grand: [as all hell breaks loose, aboard the Magic Christian] Youngman, what IS going on?
Youngman Grand, Esq.: [innocently] Ship's concert, I shouldn't wonder.
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Referenced in Laugh-In: Episode #3.23 (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Something In The Air
Recorded by Thunderclap Newman
Written by John Keen
Produced by Pete Townshend (as Peter Townshend)
Released by Track Records
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The pinnacle of British silliness at the movies for an entire decade.
15 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

The pinnacle of British silliness at the movies for an entire decade: The mythical 60's. Mike Meyers could only dream of capturing this time and place with as much fun and style. British entertainment royalty by the truck load including half the Beatles, a decent chunck of Monty Python, Christopher Lee in a cape, and the late great Peter Sellers! Who could ask for more? Well there is always Roman Polanski as an innocent being picked up in a bar by a transvestite (who's identity revelation is the my favorite bit). And of course, who can forget Raquel Welch in her prime, and in a leather mini nothing with a whip. All of this in the context of the movie's namesake--The Love Boat cruise from hell. You will never again think of farm manure without recalling this movie's finale! Check it out.

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