IT’S A MAD MAD MAD MAD WORLD (Theatrical Release USA 1963)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.4|5.0 Starsìììì

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World—classic film that deserves a place in the home video library—maintains a consistent comedic element throughout its 210 minutes. It features some of the best comedians/comediennes and actors/actresses of the 1960 era and provides an excellent piece of entertainment for the whole family.

Storyline

After a serious car accident, a thief reveals the location of a stolen treasure to a circle of witnesses to his accident and sets off a competitive chase to see who can get to the treasure first.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Stanley Kramer for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Stanley Kramer for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Captain T.G. Culpepper (Spencer Tracy), J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), Mrs. Marcus (Ethel Merman), Ding Bell (Mickey Rooney), Sylvester Marcus (Dick Shawn), Otto Meyer (Phil Silvers), J. Algernon Hawthorne (Terry-Thomas), and Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The film, despite its age, still delivers full entertainment value. It works at the Laurel and Hardy slapstick type of comedy.

Ben Meyers

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