Movies of the '60s

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

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) IMDb logo

with Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Jim Backus, Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, Edie Adams, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, and many more

directed by Stanley Kramer

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There are 13 comments for this item.

Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 10:20 am (PDT) on Wed May 17, 2017   
Oddly enough, Stanley Kramer, the director, directed "Judgment at Nuremberg."
Posted by Bob Matthews at 5:43 am (PDT) on Wed May 17, 2017   
Not if there's a buck to be made.
Posted by CJ at 9:17 am (PDT) on Sat April 8, 2017   
At the ripe old age of 66...I have yet to see a remake that is as good or better than the original. They need to learn to "leave well enough alone".
Posted by Mr.Nostalgia2 at 12:35 pm (PDT) on Sun October 2, 2016   
I agree that this film can't and shouldn't be remade.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 10:57 pm (PDT) on Sat September 24, 2016   
One of the all-time classic comedies. I dunno if you could do a remake, and I hope no one tries.
Posted by LoyalTubist at 5:50 pm (PDT) on Sat July 30, 2016   
My dad used to always argue with me that this was filmed in San Diego (the map on the wall of the Cricket County Sheriff's Office is of San Diego County). It was filmed in 29 Palms, Malibu, Long Beach, Irvine, Yucca Valley, in the mountains over Palm Springs, and San Pedro, as well as many other places. The Big W was in a park going out of San Pedro heading towards Palos Verdes. Dad just knew that was at Coronado.
Posted by unclekipsy at 11:43 am (PST) on Wed December 4, 2013   
Lots of famous comedians. My Dad said it was great.......but I wasn't too impressed. I just remember how loud Ethel Merman's voice was !
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 1:33 am (PST) on Mon November 11, 2013   
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of"IAMMMMW!".SurprisedSmileWink
Posted by Camden at 12:09 pm (PDT) on Tue May 15, 2012   
I believe it...Maybe that's because she is 4 years closer to the Boomer world than my daughter? Great ensemble cast and director. 13 yr olds might not recognize that..yet.
Posted by Duff at 3:10 am (PDT) on Tue May 15, 2012   
My daughter is 17, and believe it or not, IAMMMMW is one of her favorite movies. If she has a bunch of friends over for movie night, chances are this will be the one they choose.
Posted by Camden at 8:49 pm (PDT) on Mon May 14, 2012   
This movie cracked our whole family up! Watched it again recently with my teenage daughter after we had seen "Rat Race" - the 2001 equivalent (much preferred by her). I laughed much harder in the 60s.
Posted by christobel at 8:58 am (PDT) on Wed November 3, 2010   
Fond memories of my parents laughing at this while watching at a drive-in.
Posted by Katbear at 10:21 pm (PDT) on Sun August 16, 2009   
I have It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World on DVD. I was in love with Spencer Tracy when I was younger and saw a lot of his movies. The greatest actor ever lived....And this is one of the funniest movies ever made - with nearly every comedian you could think of in it - from Mack Sennett to the 3 Stooges...

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