A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called ‘Jabberwocky’. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?


Michael Palin Dennis Cooper
Harry H. Corbett Squire
John Le Mesurier Passelewe
Warren Mitchell Mr. Fishfinger
Max Wall King Bruno the Questionable
Rodney Bewes The Other Squire
John Bird 1st Herald
Bernard Bresslaw The Landlord
Deborah Fallender The Princess
Derek Francis Bishop
Annette Badland Griselda Fishfinger
Kenneth Colley 1st Fanatic
Jerold Wells Wat Dabney
Gorden Kaye Sister Jessica
David Prowse Red Herring / Black Knight
Roger Pratt Man Living in Barrel
Simon Williams The Prince
Derrick O’Connor Flying Hogfish Peasant
Peter Cellier 1st Merchant
Frank Williams 2nd Merchant
Antony Carrick 3rd Merchant
Bryan Pringle Guard at the Gate
John Sharp Sergeant at the Gate
Graham Crowden
Janine Duvitski Fanatic


Screenplay Terry Gilliam
Director Terry Gilliam
Casting Irene Lamb
Executive Producer John Goldstone
Producer Julian Doyle
Still Photographer David Appleby
Director of Photography Terry Bedford
Production Design Roy Forge Smith
Editor Michael Bradsell
Poem Lewis Carroll
Screenplay Charles Alverson
Producer Sanford Lieberson
Original Music Composer Modeste Moussorgsky

Country: United Kingdom
Studio & Production Companies: Umbrella Films Python Films
Runtime: 105 minutes
Release Date: 1977-03-28