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The Magic Christian (1969)

Rating:PG
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:February 11, 1970
Running time:92 minutes
Cast:Peter Sellers, Ringo Starr, Isabel Jeans, Caroline Blakiston, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Director:Joseph McGrath
Producer:Denis O'Dell
Writer:Terry Southern
Distributor:Commonwealth United Entertaime

Description: This zany British comedy finds a homeless hobo (Ringo Starr) being adopted by the world's richest man, Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers). Setting sail on the luxury liner The Magic Christian, Sir Grand tests the limit of human avarice. With money to motivate the greedy, Laurence Harvey combines his Hamlet soliloquy with a striptease. A vile cesspool of excrement is seeded with cash and the money-hungry dive right in. Wilfred Hyde White is the drunken captain, Yul Brynner is uncredited in his performance as a chanteuse transvestite, and John Cleese is the director of Sotheby's auction house. Roman Polanski, Richard Attenborough and Raquel Welch also appear in this offbeat comedy. Paul McCartney wrote and produced Come and Get It, the first international hit from the power-pop group Badfinger. John Speedy Keene wrote Something In The Air and performed the track with his group Thunderclap Newman. Sellers, Cleese, Graham Chapman and Terry Southern co-authored the screenplay taken from Southern's novel.~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

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