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

7.67 / Rated by 3 people

161 min.
210 min.
Plot  "Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), an ex-convict wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and currently on the run, careens his 1957 Ford Fairlane off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs, California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him: Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist; Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover; Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas; and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), an entrepreneur who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies (literally kicking a bucket), Grogan tells the five men about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under "The Big W".

Initially, the motorists try to reason with each other and share the money, but it soon becomes an all out race to get the money first. Unbeknownst to them all, Captain T.G. Culpeper (Spencer Tracy), Chief of Detectives of the Santa Rosita Poli...



Spencer Tracy
Captain T.G. Culpeper
Edie Adams
Monica Crump
Milton Berle
J. Russell Finch
Sid Caesar
Melville Crump
Mickey Rooney
Ding Bell
Phil Silvers
Otto Meyer
Lt. Col. J. Algernon Hawthorne
Jonathan Winters
Lennie Pike
Peter Falk
A cab driver
Lloyd Corrigan
The mayor of Santa Rosita
Howard Da Silva
Police officer at airport (uncredited)
Andy Devine
The sheriff of Crockett County
Norman Fell
Primary detective at the "Smiler" Grogan accident site
Sterling Holloway
The Santa Rosita Fire Department fireman
Don Knotts
The nervous motorist
Charles Lane
The airport manager
Jerry Lewis
The motorist who runs over Culpeper's hat (uncredited)
Charles McGraw
Lt. Mathews of the Santa Rosita Police Department
Carl Reiner
The Rancho Conejo airport tower controller


All Titles

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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