Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers) adopts homeless bum Youngman (Sir Ringo Starr) 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".
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The world's richest man and the world's poorest boy are getting it ready now...and everybody, everywhere, will be a little worse off for it.
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Did You Know?
According to "Yul Brynner: A Biography" By Michelangelo Capua (page 127), Yul lip-synched to "Mad About the Boy" with the voice provided by Miriam Karlin. See more
At Auchengillen Station, Guy Grand's car is blocked by a police car which pulls to a halt across its path. After a brief conversation, Grand's car drives off unimpeded. The Police Car has shifted to the side. See more
Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE
[Laurence Harvey performs a strip tease while playing Hamlet
This chap's taking licence in my view?
Also released in shortened (75 min. and 88 min.) versions. See more
Music by Norbert Schultze
English lyrics by Tommie Connor
Performed by Peter Sellers
and Ringo Starr See more