Main title from It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) (5)

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World


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| Film | USA | Colour | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 3h 30min |
| Stars: Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett | Director: Stanley Kramer

An assortment of people including a frustrated cop are overcome by greed when they hear of buried loot

If ever this mad, mad, mad, mad world needed ‘It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world’ it’s now!


Milton Berle
J Russell Finch
Sid Caesar
Melville Crump
Buddy Hackett
Benjy Benjamin
Ethel Merman
Mrs Marcus
Mickey Rooney
Ding Bell
Dick Shawn
Sylvester Marcus
Phil Silvers
Otto Meyer
British actor Terry-Thomas holds a cheroot while on the telephone
J Algernon Hawthorne
Jonathan Winters
Lennie Pike
Edie Adams
Monica Crump
Dorothy Provine
Emeline Marcus-Finch
Eddie ‘Rochester’ Anderson
Second Cab Driver
Jim Backus
Tyler Fitzgerald
Ben Blue
Biplane Pilot
Joe E Brown
Union Official
Alan Carney
Police Sergeant
Chick Chandler
Policeman Outside Ray and Irwin’s Garage
Barrie Chase
Sylvester’s Girlfriend
Lloyd Corrigan
The Mayor
William Demarest
Police Chief Aloysius
Andy Devine
Sheriff of Crockett County
Selma Diamond
Ginger Culpepper
Peter Falk
Third Cab Driver
Norman Fell
Detective at Grogan’s Crash Site
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Three hours of frantic chasing and violent slapstick is too much even when done on this scale and with this cast, but one must observe that scene-for-scene it is extremely well done and most of the players are in usually good form, although they all outstay their welcome and are upstaged by the stunt men. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) (5)


Stanley Kramer
Director / Producer
William Rose
Writer (story)
Tania Rose
Writer (story)


Casey Productions
Production company
United Artists
Distribution company