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Silent Movie ()


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A film director and his strange friends struggle to produce the first major silent feature film in forty years.

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Mel Funn
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Marty Eggs
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Dom Bell
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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
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Man in Tailor Shop
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Blindman
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Fly-in-Soup Man
Arnold Soboloff ...
Acupuncture Man
Patrick Campbell ...
Motel Bellhop
Eddie Ryder ...
British Officer
Al Hopson ...
Executive
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Executive (as Rudy DeLuca)
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Executive
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Executive
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Executive
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Executive
Inga Neilsen ...
Beautiful Blonde #1
Erica Hagen ...
Beautiful Blonde #2
Robert Lussier ...
Projectionist
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Burt Reynolds
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James Caan
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Liza Minnelli
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Anne Bancroft
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Marcel Marceau
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Paul Newman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sivi Aberg ...
Beautiful Blonde #3 (uncredited)
Jack Berle ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Brian Clark ...
Young Man in Nightclub (uncredited)
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Tourist Woman #1 (uncredited)
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Hospital Visitor (uncredited)
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Audience Member (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
Kathryn Janssen ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Freeman Love ...
Club Patron (uncredited)
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Steam Roller Operator (uncredited)
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Patient (uncredited)
Arnold Roberts ...
Audience Member (uncredited)
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Club Patron (uncredited)
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Movie House Manager (uncredited)
Jerry Trent ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Judith Woodbury ...
Audience Member (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mel Brooks

Written by

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Mel Brooks ... (screenplay) &
Ron Clark ... (screenplay) &
Rudy De Luca ... (screenplay) (as Rudy DeLuca) &
Barry Levinson ... (screenplay)
 
Ron Clark ... (story)

Produced by

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Michael Hertzberg ... producer

Music by

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John Morris

Cinematography by

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Paul Lohmann ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stanford C. Allen
John C. Howard

Editorial Department

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David Blangsted ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mary Goldberg

Production Design by

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Albert Brenner ... (as Al Brenner)

Set Decoration by

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Rick Simpson

Costume Design by

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Patricia Norris

Makeup Department

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Mary Keats ... hair stylist
Charles H. Schram ... makeup man (as Charles Schram)
William Tuttle ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Frank Baur ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Max Kleven ... second unit director
Edward Teets ... assistant director (as Ed Teets)
Richard A. Wells ... second assistant director (as Richard Wells)

Art Department

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Stephen Myles Berger ... assistant art director (as Steve Berger)
Richard Evans ... assistant property master
Tom Fairbanks ... property master (as Tommi Fairbanks)
Hendrik Wynands ... construction coordinator (as Hank Wynands)

Sound Department

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Michael Galloway ... sound recordist
Don Hall ... sound editor
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer
Richard Portman ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Ira Anderson Jr. ... special effects
Gary L. King ... special effects crew (uncredited) / special effects technician (uncredited)
Jay King ... special effects tech (uncredited)
Robert W. King ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Max Kleven ... stunt coordinator
Roydon Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Paula Dell ... stunts (uncredited)
James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
Orwin C. Harvey ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Holt ... stunts (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Pronto ... stunts (uncredited)
Greg Walker ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Warlock ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Jesse Wayne ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edmond L. Koons ... camera operator (as Ed Koons)
J. Michael Marlett ... gaffer (as Michael Marlett)
Tom Prophet Jr. ... key grip
Ronald Vidor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jay Caplan ... wardrobe: men
Wally Harton ... wardrobe: men
Nancy Martinelli ... wardrobe: ladies

Music Department

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Billy Byers ... orchestrator (as Bill Byers)
Kevin F. Cleary ... music recordist (as Kevin Cleary)
John Morris ... orchestrator
Lionel Newman ... conductor
Jack Lesberg ... musician: bass (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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William Hogue ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Ron Clark ... production consultant
Anthony Goldschmidt ... title designer: Pacific Title
Robert Iscove ... choreographer (as Rob Iscove)
Ray Quiroz ... script supervisor
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Silent Movie Plus (United States)
  • La dernière folie de Mel Brooks (France)
  • Mel Brooks letzte Verrücktheit - Silent Movie (Germany)
  • La última locura (Spain)
  • Deli dolu (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 87 min
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Budget $4,400,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Marcel Marceau, the famous mime, has the only speaking line in this movie: "Non!" (when refusing a role in the silent film). As a result, the movie has been listed in the Guinness Book Of World Records as having the fewest spoken lines of any sound movie. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Top Ten Films of 1976 (1977). See more »
Soundtracks I Left My Heart In San Fransisco See more »
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 »
Quotes Mel Funn: [seen as an insert title] Mr. Marceau, how would you like to appear in the first silent movie made in nearly fifty years?
Marcel Marceau: [in French, the only spoken line in the film] Non!
Dom Bell: [seen as an insert title after Mel hangs up the phone] What did he say?
Mel Funn: [seen as an insert title] I don't know. I don't speak French!
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