- Monday | November 13, 2023
- 7:00 pm
- Zoom Meeting
There will be only one movie in November: “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” (1963).
American epic comedy film produced and directed by Stanley Kramer with a story and screenplay by William Rose and Tania Rose. The film, starring Spencer Tracy with an all-star cast of comedians, is about the madcap pursuit of a suitcase full of stolen cash by a colorful group of strangers. The principal cast features Edie Adams, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, and Jonathan Winters. Cameo appearances include Jack Benny, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Buster Keaton, Jimmy Durante, and ZaSu Pitts, among dozens of others. The film marked the first time Kramer directed a comedy. He is best known for producing and directing, in his own words, “heavy drama” about social problems, such as The Defiant Ones, Inherit the Wind, Judgment at Nuremberg, and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Kramer’s first attempt at directing a comedy film paid off immensely as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World became a critical and commercial success and was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning for Best Sound Editing, and two Golden Globe Awards. Contact Lynn Horton for the Zoom link, if you have questions, or if you have difficulty accessing the movie: firstname.lastname@example.org