IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
Sunday, June 25
Directed by Stanley Kramer
Starring Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Phil Silvers, with cameo appearances by Buster Keaton, The Three Stooges, Jimmy Durante, et al.
Approx. 185 min. DCP.
More clowns than a Friar’s Club Roast, as Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, and Mickey Rooney — and those are just for starters! — beat each other’s brains out in hot pursuit of buried loot, with inspector Spencer Tracy an interested observer.
“A symphony of slapstick.”
– Peter Sobczynski, RogerEbert.com