Madness on Broadway

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Fellow Members & Film Buffs:

Yes, our hot July is finally winding down, and our stupendously wonderful Summer Get-Together Picnic & a Movie is almost here! We have discovered that we are welcome to use the City Park across from our meeting place at 924 Broadway, but that NO alcoholic beverages may be consumed there. So the imbibing will have to be done indoors. After a couple hours of fellowship and food grazing, those who wish to can sit down with many of us and watch a fun flick.

IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD (1963) @ 175 minutes.

Directed by Stanley Kramer, between A CHILD IS WAITING, and GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER?

The film features almost every comedic star of the 30 year period prior to the film, folks like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Durante, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Terry-Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Edie Adams, Dorothy Provine, Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, Ben Blue, Buster Keaton, Jim Backus, Joe E. Brown, Andy Devine, Peter Falk, Norman Fell, Stan Freberg, Paul Ford, Leo Gorcey, Sterling Holloway, Arnold Stang, Don Knotts, Carl Reiner, Mike Mazurki, and the Three Stooges; unbilled were Jack Benny and Jerry Lewis.  Synopsis: This is a wild frequently-funny mad cap comedy epic. Out on the desert a large sedan is speeding past motorists and loses control, going off the road and wrecking. Four carloads of bystanders stop to assist. An old gangster has been thrown from the wreck, and he shares that he was on his way to retrieve some buried bank loot near San Diego. The four couples at first discuss splitting the “prize”, but suddenly in a fit of frenzy, greed and panic, they all rush to their cars and race off trying to get to the money first.

See you all on Broadway. IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

Glenn

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About Glenn Buttkus

Former actor and Special Ed teacher for the blind, newly retired, spending my days struggling as poet, photographer, novelist, husband, and grandfather.
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