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Silent Movie (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Romance | 16 June 1976 (USA)
A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Studio Chief
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Engulf
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Devour
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Vilma Kaplan
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Pregnant Lady
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Newsvendor
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Maitre d'
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Studio Gate Guard
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Intensive Care Nurse
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Studio Chief's Secretary
Harry Ritz ...
Man in Tailor Shop
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Blindman
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Storyline

Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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16 June 1976 (USA)  »

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La última locura de Mel Brooks  »

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$4,400,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When the dialogue cards reveal Mel Funn said to Marty Eggs, "You bad boy!", Mel Brooks can clearly be seen mouthing, "You stupid son of a bitch!". See more »

Goofs

When Mel's car is lowered when the pregnant lady steps off, a small set of wheels can be seen below the car. These small wheels raise and low the front wheels of the car. See more »

Quotes

Mel Funn: [via title card] Marry me and you will never have to take your clothes off again.
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Crazy Credits

When the movie starts, the word ''HELLO'' can be seen. Then the camera zooms on the O and Hollywood can be seen. See more »

Connections

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Babalu
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20 November 2004 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Mel Brooks' comedies are made for the pure pleasure of having a good time and to enjoy what the master has decided give us in the way of sheer comic relief. His movies are a riot of visual and witty gags; they are completely insane. Granted, his humor is not for everybody, but those of us that appreciate this great man's talent, truly have a ball watching this picture about the lunacy in the movie industry, again and again.

Mr. Brooks and his sidekicks, Dom DeLouise and Marty Feldman do amazing things. Basically it's all visual, since there's no sound for the viewer to react to what one sees on the screen.

The guest cast is incredible as well. Anne Bancroft, Bernadette Peters, Paul Newman, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Sid Caesar, and the rest appear to be having the time of their lives as Mr. Brooks pull the strings so we can have a great time.

This is a great film to watch with friends; the more, the merrier!


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