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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Comedy At It's Very Finest

    If you want to see a film that takes you away from the day to day stress of everyday life, look no farther. ''Mad Mad Mad World Is, in my opinion, one of, if not the funniest movies hollywood has ever produced. Not only does it have perhaps the greatest comedic talent of the twentieth century as a cast, but the plot is ingenious. Every time I watch it, it gets funnier, if that's possible. Great film. The very best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Definitely a Classic Worth Owning!!!

    This is one movie that is definitely worth owning at all costs! I first saw this as a child when it was broadcast on tv in the 70's. You won't see another movie with a cast of this caliber - Buddy Hackett, Milton Berle, Spencer Tracy (who gives a terrific performance as police detective who isn't what he seems to be), Ethel Merman, Sid Ceasar, Three Stooges, Phil Silvers, Jimmy Durante, the guy who played Thurston Howell III (the name of the actor escapes me!) Mickey Rooney, Peter Falk and others! It all starts when a group of drivers witness an old man ''kick the bucket'' but just before he does, he lets them all in on a secret - he knows where there is a stash of loot - and all they have to do is find the ''Big W''. Well the race is on!!! Along the way, they encounter mishaps, delays, a beatnick brother-in-law, a chinese laundry room, and a varied assortment of other obstacles. The ending is quite hilarious, though! This is absolutely one of my most favorite movies of all time and every role played out excellently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2001

    Best Slapstick ever made.

    Every summer as a child my brother and I would go to the Saturday matinee and every summer they would show It's a Mad, Mad World. I loved every minute of it. My favorite scenes are Buddy Hacket and Mickey Rooney in the plane buzzing that crazy tower. Also Ethel Merman hanging upside down with her girdle showing as keys are being shaken out of her bosom. It is a wonderful show. When will it be on DVD??????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    Simply the best written screenplay in movie history!

    Hilarious! You have to see this movie at least 10 times to appreciate the incredibly written script. This is a one of a kind movie and we will probably never get to see anything like it again: Will any movie ever be made again with so many of the greatest comedy stars of the same generation (the actors salaries would make the movie the most expensive in history!). The big question is: Why is it not on DVD yet!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2000

    The Comedy of Comedies

    What can be said about Mad World that hasn't already been told? Stanley Kramer's ultimate slapstick fantasy, it combines the basic instincts of greed and survival into one three hour package of non-stop laughs. From the moment that Smiler Grogan (Jimmy Durante) kicks that bucket down the hill, until the final credits roll, there is not one frame of film that isn't crammed with laughter. If you have only seen this movie once, you haven't seen the whole picture, and with the wide-screen version available now, it's possible to see the subtle bits of business that Kramer inserted into every scene, many of them classic bits of comedy from the cast themselves. Watch for Jim Backus rolling around in the back of the airplane in the billboard sequence, when he is clearly seen laughing out loud when he is supposed to be knocked out cold. Other classic bits are the gas station destruction scene, and the Phil Silvers/ Don Knotts ''I'm from the CIA'' scene. I'm not telling too much about this picture, believe me. I feel that anyone who sees ''It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World'' just once will want to see it again and again, as it as stood the test of time because it is simply the funniest movie ever made.

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