Wednesday, April 17, 2013

It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)

Looking for a silly comedy? Look no further. This is as silly as a film gets, right down to the stuttering title. The dated look only adds to the hilarious campyness, and makes sure the film is genuinely funny throughout, albeit not always intentional.

The idea of a gang of misfits engaging in a zany race across continents, has been ripped off and remade countless times since, most notably with the 2001 film Rat Race featuring John Cleese, but as remakes go, 99,9% of the times the original is much better.


  1. This was one of my favorite films growing up and I still watch it to this day. I hate when I start dating a girl and I have to explain that "No, Rat Race wasn't that original" or even worse "What's Rat Race?" Oh the woes of being a 21 year old film nerd in a sea of uneducated females.

    Regardless, if you have a soul and a sense of humor this film should make anyone laugh. Great post and keep 'em coming. You know I'll still be reading. :)

  2. I somehow missed this comment before. Glad to see more people who love this gem. Do you know any other comedies from the same area that are this good?