G | | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The dying words of a thief spark a madcap cross-country rush to find some treasure.
The film was originally titled "Where, But In America?", then later changed to "One Damn Thing After Another", then finally became "It's a Mad World", with writer William Rose and director Stanley Kramer adding additional "Mads" to the title as time progressed. Kramer ... ...
J. Algernon Hawthorne:
Jolly nasty accident there. Jolly lucky nobody was hurt.
Mrs. Marcus: Where did you get that funny accent? Are you from Harvard or something?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Harvard? Rather not. I'm English.
Mrs. Marcus: Sounds so foreign.
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Really?
When the Sgt. is updating Culpepper on the characters' progress, he mentions the pilot of the plane Ben and Dingy are in (Fitzgerald) has been knocked out, and the Rancho Conejo Control Tower is trying to talk Ben and Dingy down. There is no way he could know that.
The cast members who are listed "in alphabetical order" are actually listed as such: Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, and Jonathan Winters.
Then some hands (presumably the characters themselves) move their credit to the top of the list, causing a squabble and shuffle to occur.
The final order is Silvers, Rooney, Berle, Winters, Merman, Hackett, Terry-Thomas, Caesar, and Shawn.
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