A comedy/variety show featuring the early performances of Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

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New Faces (1954)
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Caesar's Hour (1954–1957)
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Stars: Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Howard Morris
The Critic (1963)
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Mel Brooks is an old man watching abstract animations. He doesn't understand them, so he heckles with strange commentary, to the annoyance of those around him.

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Stars: Mel Brooks
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Ten comedy sketches compiled from the 1950s TV series, "Your Show of Shows."

Director: Max Liebman
Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner
High Anxiety (1977)
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Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman
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The cast of "Your Show Of Shows" is reunited in several skits that keep true to the style of the show's best material. First, an encounter at a market that leaves Sid battered amid the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jack Arnold, Bill Hobin
Stars: Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner
Certificate: GP Comedy
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In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of twelve dining chairs, lost during the revolution.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Ron Moody, Frank Langella
Silent Movie (1976)
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A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Mel Brooks, Marty Feldman, Dom DeLuise
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Mel Brooks' parody of the classic vampire story and its famous film adaptations.

Director: Mel Brooks
Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol
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Complete series cast summary:
...  Himself - Comedian 18 episodes, 1949
...  Herself - Comedian 18 episodes, 1949
...  Herself - Dancer 16 episodes, 1949
...  Himself - Dancer 16 episodes, 1949
Mary McCarty ...  Herself - Regular Performer / ... 16 episodes, 1949
Charles Sanford's Orchestra ...  Themselves - Orchestra / ... 9 episodes, 1949
...  Himself - Sketch Actor / ... 8 episodes, 1949
Tom Avera ...  Dancer / ... 8 episodes, 1949
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In the style of Milton Berle and Ed Sullivan, this Friday- night variety show starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca was designed in a style somewhere between Broadway and Vaudeville. Presenting a broad array of entertainment, from comedy acts to acrobatic and musical numbers, this program featured a large number of contemporary and future television stars. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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According to the book by Ted Sennett, this show was taken off the air by the sponsor. It was not canceled due to censorship issues or low ratings. The TV show was SO successful, Admiral couldn't keep up with the demand for its products. See more »

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Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #1.42 (1949) See more »

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