Rewind- 1960’s-It’s a Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

It’s a Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Directed by- The Great Stanley Kramer
An ensemble cast featuring Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman, Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny, Larry, and Moe, of Three Stooges fame, Don Knotts, Carl Reiner, Buster Keaton, Peter Falk and many others.

This is perhaps my favorite film of the decade. It could possibly be my favorite film to this date in movie history. Sometimes when you have a star-studded cast, the work is sluggish and uninspired (Have you seen Monuments Men?) Other times it is an inspiring work that can stand the test of time. This is thankfully among the latter. Essentially, a thief runs off the road and in his dying words he mentions to a group of motorists about a hidden treasure. These motorists scramble to find this treasure and thwart the others. With a good script writer and talented actors, you have everything you need for a good movie.

The acting is great, the humor is wonderful. Sometimes you have an older comedy that the humor which was once brilliant, has now gone flat. However, this movie still delivers the laughs. The only issue with this movie is that it has a 205 minute run time. So, if you can’t stand a long movie, then this is not for you. However, it does give you an intermission, there are laughs from start to finish. You can easily watch it in two sittings. A wild ride that is totally worth your time.

I strongly recommend watching this classic. I hope you watch and enjoy it as much as I do.


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