MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 67,333 this week

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Documentary | Comedy  -  16 May 1982 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 26 users  
Reviews: write review

A retrospective look at 60 years of great moments in film comedy, from the 1920s to the present.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 655 titles
created 14 Jun 2012
 
a list of 6412 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 5519 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 1295 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie 1982)

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie 1982) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter.
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Herself - Co-Host
...
Himself - Co-Host
...
Himself - Co-Host
...
Himself - Co-Host
...
Himself - Co-Host
...
Hinself - Co-Host
Edit

Storyline

Several hosts, noted for their own contributions to film comedy themselves (Burt Reynolds, Carol Burnett, Jack Lemmon, etc.) host this three part epic documentary, which takes viewers from the studios of comedic pioneers Mack Sennett and Hal Roach. The careers of individual early comics like Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, and Charlie Chaplin are covered through the 30s with W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, and Laurel and Hardy up through then current performers like Jack Lemmon, Mel Brooks, and Woody Allen. Clips from such all-time classics as "Some Like It Hot," "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum," and "Private Benjamin" are highlighted. Written by duke1029@aol.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 May 1982 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The test footage of Sellers as Napoleon is from an undetermined film... possibly Stanley Kubrick's proposed 1969 film on the French emperor, which was never made. See more »

Quotes

Opening prologue: This film is dedicated to the thousands of filmmakers, craftsmen, and technicians who accomplished the most difficult job in motion pictures... they made us laugh.
See more »

Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to those thousands of filmmakers, artists, craftsmen, and technicians who accomplished the most difficult job in motion pictures...They made us laugh. See more »

Connections

Features His New Job (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby
(uncredited) (1928)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Judy Holliday from "Born Yesterday"
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Discuss Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?