IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
1963, Park Circus/MGM, 162 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Terry-Thomas, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and many more star in the story of a group of average, upstanding Americans who are given the key to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot - and resort to every form of lying, deceit and double-crossing in their manic cross-country chase to retrieve it!


A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
1945, Sony Repertory, 93 min, USA, Dir: Alfred E. Green

Cornel Wilde plays Aladdin in this gleeful riff on the "Arabian Nights" tale, and Phil Silvers is his wisecracking sidekick. When Aladdin finds his legendary magic lamp, he summons genie Babs (Evelyn Keyes) to help him with his love life. Unfortunately, Babs has designs of her own on Aladdin and decides to do everything in her power to thwart him on his romantic quest.


A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
1966, MGM Repertory, 99 min, USA, UK, Dir: Richard Lester

Zero Mostel is a lazy, sloppy slave in ancient Rome who wishes to win his freedom by helping his master woo a beautiful young courtesan in this adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. A cast of comedy and musical legends including Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford keeps the pace fast and furious in this classic farce directed by the great Richard Lester. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.


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