After a long prison sentence Smiler Grogan is heading at high speed to a California park where he hid $350,000 from a job 15 years previously. He accidentally careens over a cliff in view of four cars whose occupants go down to help. The dying Grogan gives details of where the money is buried and when the witnesses fail to agree on sharing the cash, a crazy chase develops across the state. Written by
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Arnold Stang broke his left forearm just days before his scenes were shot. In all shots he wears a garage workman's gloves on both hands and his left arm is always crooked, and held in place by a cast concealed under his garage uniform. See more »
When Pike smashes through the gas station wall after breaking free of the chair, he leaves a cartoon-like silhouette cutout in the wall. but when he gets up and comes back through the same hole, it's now a random, jagged shape. See more »
[after Smiler Grogan literally kicks the bucket]
That guy's dead. You better believe it.
Oh, I believe it all right, but if he jumps up again like he did before, I'm gonna get the hell out of here.
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The opening credits are set against an animated background that interacts with the credit lettering. See more »
My parents took us when we were little kids and we saw It's a Mad Mad Mad World in 1964. I don't remember much about it because I was only 6 years old back then, but I do remember the audience in the movie theater laughing continuously.
I bought the DVD, which was remastered in DTS Surround Sound, a couple of months ago and it's definitely a good comedy classic to have. My parents came over and they watched it on my High Definition 52" DLP TV, with Surround Sound and they loved it. There's never a dull moment in it because it's good clean comedy that doesn't have to rely on vulgar language, nudity or violence to win the approval of crowds. They definitely don't make movies like that anymore, that's why I gave it a rating of 10.
Although most of the actors in it have passed on, I still love the comedy and acting styles of Milton Berle, Spencer Tracy, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hackett, Terry Thomas and others, plus there are cameo appearances in there with Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny and The Three Stooges.
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