Comedy Film Festival 2012

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”

Jonathan Winters and the "Big W" in "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (MGM, 1963)

Jonathan Winters and the “Big W” in “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (MGM, 1963)

“It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, World” (MGM, 1963). A crazy chase through California as a group of greedy people try to find a buried treasure of $350,000 in cash. It’s a fun, if not long-winded, comedy with some great live action scenes. The film stars countless actors and comedians of the day, including Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Buddy Hackett and Ethel Merman as the world’s most awful mother-in-law. Written by William and Tania Rose. Directed by Stanley Kramer. “And that is, every man, including the old bag, for himself!”