The Great McGonagall

1975

Joe McGrath
Director
Tigon Pictures
Production Company

Biography of obscure Scottish poet, William McGonagall ... played by Milligan.

Poor Spike, ill-served by the cinema, here an attempt to get the lunacy of the Q series on celluloid goes awry. A few moments of inspired Milligan, but mostly something of a drag.

Since the thing was produced by David Grant, whose resume includes titles like "Snow White and the Seven Perverts", there are a couple of naked dolly birds frolicking for no good discernible reason.



22nd January 1975
Premiere






23rd January 1975
Cinema



95 mins




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Spike Milligan
William McGonagall
Spike Milligan
Macbeth
Peter Sellers
Queen Victoria
Julia Foster
Mrs. McGonagall
John Bluthal
Mr. Giles
John Bluthal
MacDuff
John Bluthal
Hercules Faint
John Bluthal
British Soldier
John Bluthal
Policeman
John Bluthal
McLain
John Bluthal
Sheriff
John Bluthal
Judge
Victor Spinetti
Mr. Stewart
Victor Spinetti
Second-Lieutenant Rotlo
Victor Spinetti
Supposed John Brown
Victor Spinetti
Gentleman
Victor Spinetti
Revolutionary
Victor Spinetti
Cardinal
Victor Spinetti
Policeman
Valentine Dyall
Army Sergeant
Valentine Dyall
Lord Tennyson
Valentine Dyall
Doctor
Valentine Dyall
Native Messenger
Valentine Dyall
Policeman
Valentine Dyall
Fop
Julian Chagrin
Prince Albert
Julian Chagrin
Rev. Gilfillan
Julian Chagrin
Publican
Julian Chagrin
Balmoral Policeman
Julian Chagrin
Stagehand
Julian Chagrin
Ruffian
Julian Chagrin
Mr. Stewart's Assistant
Julian Chagrin
British Soldier
Julian Chagrin
Fop
Clifton Jones
King Theebaw
Clifton Jones
Policeman
Clifton Jones
Clerk of the Court
Clifton Jones
Mr Stewart's Assistant
Clifton Jones
Zulu Chief
Clifton Jones
Ruffian
Clifton Jones
Fop
Charlie Young Atom
Postman
Charlie Young Atom
Policeman
Charlie Young Atom
Sleeper in the Snow
Charlie Young Atom
Theatre Announcer
Charlie Young Atom
Drinker
Luie Caballero
Man with Parrot
Alf Joint
Prisoner with Boxing Glove
Jane Gould
Woman
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Tennyson's Squeeze
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Man
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Woman
Joe McGrath
Director (and Noises)
Jan Adair
Dancer
Walter Henry
theatre audience
Jay McGrath
theatre audience
Tony Mendleson
theatre audience
Reg Thomason
theatre audience
John Wilder
theatre audience
Malou Cartwright
barmaid