Jabberwocky (1977)

Directed by
Terry Gilliam

This Terry Gilliam's film is loosely based on Lewis Carroll's poem.

Dennis Cooper (Michael Palin) is the son of a very poor barrel-maker and after his father's death he soon finds that he is mistaken for a true prince and in line for the hand of a princess (Deborah Fallender). However her hand is only available if he takes his 'vorpal sword in hand' and can avoid, 'the jaws that bite, the claws that catch' and kill the Jabberwock.

This is a medieval tale with Pythonesque humour, which makes it well worth a look.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1977

3/5 Stars

Classification: U Certificate

Production Country: UK

Filmed in Colour


Image for Michael PalinMichael Palin...Dennis Cooper
Image for Harry H. CorbettHarry H. Corbett...Squire
John Le Mesurier...Passelewe
Warren Mitchell...Mr. Fishfinger
Max Wall...King Bruno the Questionable
Rodney Bewes...Other Squire
Image for John BirdJohn Bird...First herald
Bernard Bresslaw...Landlord
Antony Carrick...Third merchant
Peter Cellier...First merchant
Deborah Fallender...Princess
Derek Francis...Bishop
Image for Terry GilliamTerry Gilliam...Man with Rock
Neil Innes...Second herald
Image for Terry JonesTerry Jones...Poacher