It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Directed by Stanley Kramer. US. 1963. 8+. 2 hours 39 minutes. MGM. Digital.
Sat., December 30, 2017
Comedies don’t get any bigger or funnier than this epic! When mortally-wounded criminal “Smiler” Grogan (Jimmy Durante) reveals the mysterious location of $350,000 in stolen loot to five motorists (Sid Caesar, Jonathan Winters, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney and Buddy Hackett), he unwittingly sets off a statewide race to find the buried booty. But Grogan’s old nemesis Captain T.G. Culpeper (Spencer Tracy) is keeping a close eye on this crazy crew. To say that this classic features an all-star cast would be an understatement, as the list includes Ethel Merman, Dick Shawn, Terry-Thomas, Phil Silvers, Jim Backus, Peter Falk, Jack Benny, Don Knotts, Buster Keaton, Selma Diamond, Jerry Lewis, Stan Freberg, Norman Fell, Carl Reiner, The Three Stooges and many more comedy greats!