The Magic Christian (1969) | DVD release – Peter Seller, Ringo Starr and a host of famous faces have a ball in the zany British satire

The Magic Christian

This zany 1969 British comedy finds a homeless hobo (Ringo Starr) being adopted by the world’s richest man, Sir Guy Grand (Peter Sellers). Setting sail on luxury liner The Magic Christian, Sir Guy sets out to test the limit of human avarice.

The Magic Christian

The film is loosely adapted from the 1959 comic novel of the same name by US author Terry Southern and features a host of famous faces, including Yul Brynner, John Cleese, Raquel Welch, Roman Polanski, Richard Attenborough, Spike Milligan, Hattie Jacques, Graham Chapman,Christopher Lee, and many more.

Paul McCartney wrote and produced 'Come and Get It' for the film, performed by Welsh rock band Badfinger who released it in the UK as a single in December 1969 on the Beatles’ Apple label.

Available on DVD in an unrestored version from Fabulous Films