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It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Directed by Stanley Kramer. US. 1963. Ages 8+. 159 minutes. MGM. blu ray.
Sat., February 23, 2013

“One of the top box office hits of the 1960’s, this long CinemaScope extravaganza was director Stanley Kramer’s attempt to revive the silent slapstick comedies of years gone by. …Spencer Tracy, in one of his last screen appearances, heads the truly all-star cast looking for the elusive “big W” marking the spot of a buried fortune. The cast is really just second bananas to a series of hilarious stunts and car chases, though Ethel Merman gives a hilarious performance as the mother-in-law from hell.” (TLA Film & Video Guide).