The Crimson Permanent Assurance
The elderly British employees of the Permanent Assurance Company, a staid London firm which has recently been taken over by the Very Big Corporation of America, rebel against their much younger corporate masters when one of them is sacked. Having locked the surviving supervisors in the safe, and forced their boss to walk a makeshift plank out a window, they commandeer their Edwardian office building, which suddenly weighs anchor, uses its scaffolding and tarpaulins as sails, and is turned into a pirate ship. The stone office building starts to move as if it were a ship. Sailing through the City of London, they then proceed to attack The Very Big Corporation of America's (VBCA) skyscraper, using, among other things, wooden filing cabinets which have been transformed into carronades and swords fashioned from the blades of a ceiling fan. On ropes, they swing into the board room and engage the executives of VBCA in hand-to-hand combat, vanquishing them.
|keywords||assurance assurance services big corporation build carronade ceiling city of london edge of the world edwardian edwardian architecture eric idle fall file filing cabinet fire flat earth force happen holy grail lock meaning of life monty python monty python and the holy grail move office building pirate ship sack sail scaffold sea shanty short film spanish inquisition survive the meaning of life tv show|
|musicBy||John Du Prez|
|producer||John Goldstone Terry Gilliam|
|productionCompany||Python (Monty) Pictures|