|Plot: 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.
Rating: 6.2/10 (2544 votes)
Director: Joseph McGrath
Writer: Terry Southern (screenplay), Joseph McGrath (screenplay), Terry Southern (based on the novel by), Graham Chapman (additional material), John Cleese (additional material), Peter Sellers (additional material)
Stars: Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston
Runtime: 92 min
Released: 1969 Dec 12