The Great McGonagall (1975)

Genres - Comedy, Historical Film  |   Sub-Genres - Parody/Spoof, Satire  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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That matchless British farceur Spike Milligan stars in The Great McGonagall. The story concerns indigent Scotsman William McGonagall, who aspires to become Poet Laureate of Great Britain. McGonagall might have a better chance of accomplishing this if he had any talent, but he is hilariously inept. The plot is abandoned somewhere in the middle of the film in favor of a series of virtually unrelated comic episodes. Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan's onetime Goon Show cohort, steals the show in drag as a sexually voracious Queen Victoria!

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campaign, dreams-of-success, poet, queen [royalty]