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The Great McGonagall

BiographyComedy7+ (PG)19751h 25m
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The Great McGonagall (1975)

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Biography Comedy Rated: 7+ (PG)19751h 25m

In this high-camp farce, Goons legend Spike Milligan stars as William Topaz McGonagall, an unemployed Scottish weaver and aspiring poet laureate who falls in love with Queen Victoria - a brilliant cameo by Peter Sellers - and thereafter devotes his banal poetry to her. Though McGonagall's solicitations are rejected by the Queen, it doesn't stop the turgid prose, and pathos, from overflowing as McGonagall hilariously attempts to become the greatest poet in the land. The image of the bad poet, trapped by his romanticism and inspired by a muse with a tin ear, appealed mightily to Spike Milligan, and this cult British spoof features the Goons show maestro at his ridiculous, genre-defying best.The Great McGonagall featuring Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers is streaming on Fandor. It's a biography and comedy movie with a less than average IMDb audience rating of 4.8 (269 votes).

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#4088 Ranked in Biography Movies

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In this high-camp farce, Goons legend Spike Milligan stars as William Topaz McGonagall, an unemployed Scottish weaver and aspiring poet laureate who falls in love with Queen Victoria - a brilliant cameo by Peter Sellers - and thereafter devotes his banal poetry to her. Though McGonagall's solicitations are rejected by the Queen, it doesn't stop the turgid prose, and pathos, from overflowing as McGonagall hilariously attempts to become the greatest poet in the land. The image of the bad poet, trapped by his romanticism and inspired by a muse with a tin ear, appealed mightily to Spike Milligan, and this cult British spoof features the Goons show maestro at his ridiculous, genre-defying best.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 25m

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Related Genres: BiographyComedy
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Available to watch on: Fandor
Original Release Date: Aug 15, 1975