#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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.
Plot: A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.
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_**Epic screwball comedy-adventure with an all-star cast is overlong**_
Released in 1963, “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” is grand comedy-adventure about several motorists in the remote desert of Southern Cal learning of a buried cache of moolah in Santa Rosita State Park along the coast 200 miles south. A mad scramble to get to the money ensues.
The cast is superlative with too many old-time greats to cite. The opening is compelling, the first act culminating with an amusing sequence where Jonathan Winters’ character levels a gas station in the desert. The wild close with the fire truck ladder and corresponding hospital gag is also superb entertainment. The middle of the film, while fun, can get tedious because emptyheaded shenanigans can only hold your interest for so long. In other words, the movie’s just too long for such madcap misadventures.
Nevertheless, it’s a fun, energetic flick with top-rate locations and this is the only way to see so many classic celebrities on screen together.
The theatrical cut runs 2 hours, 41 minutes whereas the longest cut runs 3 hours, 30 minutes. There are several other cuts. It was shot entirely in various areas of Southern Cal.
It’s every man (and old bag) for himself.
It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is one of those films that as a child I went to the cinema to watch and then proceeded to talk about it enthusiastically in the playground for weeks afterwards. So I find myself here in my middle age with mixed feelings after just revisiting this extravaganza for the first time in many a year.
It’s very much a film of three parts to me, and each part impacts differently on the entertainment scale. The first part of this multi cast piece is as madcap and as mirthful as you could honestly wish to see, but this sadly ill prepares you for a middle part that outstays its welcome to the point that you can’t believe they stretched it to an original cut of 3 hours! The final third of the film saves it from smug overkill because by now you have invested so much time into the film, you thank the gods for any sort of frivolity – and thankfully the film does lift you back up to the happy place that you had visited an hour previously.
The cast are fine, where some brilliant shows are mixed in with the merely acceptable ones, and I wouldn’t want to be so churlish as to dissect each actors respective show. However, as a Phil Silvers fan I’m rewarded plenty enough and as a Spencer Tracy acolyte I’m burning candles again in his honour. Yet it’s Ethel Merman as Mrs. Marcus that lives long and glorious in the memory here, and honestly I feel the film is worth a watch purely just for her. The set pieces are fine and the stunts are truly a feast for the eyes, but ultimately one comes away thinking this film should have been a masterpiece instead of the overkilled and overlong experience that it is. 6.5/10
Personifies everything I hate in movies yet oh how I laughed.
Well-so far I haven’t read one good review of this movie on here. I don’t have a lot to add except growing up, this was one of my favorite comedies. This is totally slapstick, lots of chases and things breaking-silly and almost plot less-but oh how I laughed. I’m not quite sure WHY I did but I have never been able to view this movie without breaking out into Gales of laughter. Since I’m writing a review, I’d like to try to give a specific reason Why this off the wall, completely silly movie appealed to me so much but I can’t because there is no reason. This movie is ridiculous in it’s way, but it knows it, and doesn’t Take itself at all seriously. It’s like Seinfeld-a movie about nothing.(Except Chases, things falling, breaking etc). That’s it. But It’s funny. It’s mindless and it’s entertaining and I loved it! Since, I haven’t seen it in quite awhile, maybe I wouldn’t love it now and I can see how it wouldn’t be for everybody but all I know is this is one of the few comedies that rendered me absolutely hysterical through most of it and I’m not the only person who had that reaction. This is coming from someone who isn’t particularly fond of slapstick. There’s not much else to say about it-it’s certainly a mad, mad movie and one that gave me numerous laughs many a time.
Mad x 4 World = BIG W = WONDERFUL. Simply priceless.
Made over 40 years ago, twice as long as any comedy should be, it is a non-stop, mad fun, and a very beautiful and well crafted movie to that, the true achievement by Mr. Stanley Kramer. Did I mention the feast of stunts? As stunt coordinator Carey Loftin claims, “You name a stunt, we did it – in airplanes, automobiles, tractors, trucks, fire engines”. It never slows down. It was funny 40 years ago when I saw it in the theater in Moscow with my friend, and we , two teenage girls laughed so much that we could not breathe. It is still funny. What a great monument to the American famous comedians who gathered in the movie. I’ve always been a subscriber to the opinion that the best comedies are short, swift, and fast. As the saying goes, dying is easy, comedy is hard. One can only wonder how hard it was to make a Colossus of the comedy 195 minutes long, to gather dozens of the best and most famous comedians of their time, and to give them all the moments to shine. What did it take to send them all in the mad, mad, mad, mad race for the buried treasure that require them to drive, to fly, to swim, to run, to crawl, to fight, to cheat, and to fall hard from fire escapes, ladders, palm trees, and building tops under the watchful eye of the police chief Spencer Tracy (famous dramatic actor happened to be very funny, too) on his retirement day, and to have as the result the film that never hangs or runs out of breath – now this is a BIG W – WONDERFUL. Every actor/actress in a big role or the small cameo deserves praise and admiration, and it is simply impossible to even try to mention them all but for me it was Ethel Merman, the loud, obnoxious , pushy mother-in-law from hell who stole the show. As for the small cameos, uncredited Jerry Lewis with the idiotically happy look at his face driving over Tracy’s hat in the beginning of the film and Peter Falk as the easily irritated cab driver in the end make me laugh as I am writing it. Well, whom am I kidding? Everyone was funny and everything was memorable in the mad, loud, huge, great – one and only Mad x 4 World
Original Language en
Runtime 3 hr 30 min (210 min), 2 hr 34 min (154 min) (edited) (USA), 2 hr 54 min (174 min) (restored video) (USA), 3 hr 2 min (182 min) (Laserdisc) (extended re-edit), 3 hr 12 min (192 min) (premiere), 3 hr 25 min (205 min) (roadshow), 3 hr 17 min (197 min) (extended) (USA)
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Director Stanley Kramer
Writer William Rose (story), Tania Rose (story), William Rose (screenplay), Tania Rose (screenplay)
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett
Awards Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 10 nominations.
Production Company United Artists, Casey Productions
Sound Mix 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (35mm prints), 70 mm 6-Track (Westrex Recording System) (70 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.76 : 1
Camera Panavision APO Panatar Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 4,250 m (1964) (35 mm version) (Finland), 4,375 m (35 mm version) (Sweden), 5,685 m (70 mm version) (Sweden)
Negative Format 65 mm (Eastman 50T 5250)
Cinematographic Process Ultra Panavision 70 (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 16 mm, Eastman Color “rectified” prints, Technicolor Dye Transfer prints (35mm), 35 mm, 70 mm (Super-Cinerama)