The Magic Christian

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An extravagant, undisciplined adaptation of Terry Southern's biting satire on the power of money - the plot is little but a stringing together of various hoaxes and practical jokes perpetrated by an eccentric multi-millionaire (Sellers) on a greedy populace - The Magic Christian is all too clearly representative of the impasse independent mainstream film-making found itself in when given its head by the industry in the '60s. The result is a variety concert of a film in which most of the acts/jokes fall flat.

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Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph McGrath
Screenwriter: Terry Southern, Joseph McGrath, Peter Sellers
Cast: Peter Sellers
Ringo Starr
Richard Attenborough
Laurence Harvey
Christopher Lee
Spike Milligan
Yul Brynner
Roman Polanski
Raquel Welch
Dennis Price
John Cleese
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