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Old 03-02-12, 03:37 PM
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Older Epic Ensemble Comedies

This post is edited from the future to further clarify.

Looking for recommendations along the following lines: Comedy. Pre-1990. Cast that includes multiple name actors. Plot that is somewhat epic in scope (not just sitting around talking). Manic energy?

Examples included and taken from other posts in this thread:

Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines

It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Hallelujah Trail

Cannonball Run
(totally forgot about this one (thank you islandclaws))

Cannonball Run II

Speed Zone: Cannonball Run III


Scavenger Hunt (purchased b/c of Numanoid (thank you))

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (sitting in my 'to watch' pile (thank you clckworang))

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies (purchased because of this thread (thank you Quartermass)

The Great Race (purchased because of this thread (thank you Dom56)


Who's Minding The Mint? (purchased because of this thread (thank you Ash)

Around The World In 80 Days (on my 'to buy' list (thank you Ash)

It's In the Bag (on my 'to buy' list (thank you Ash)

Million Dollar Mystery

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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

(Ensemble)

Cannonball Run.
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

Epic Ensable? Sounds like a rap artist.


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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

Would A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum qualify?
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

Originally Posted by clckworang
Would A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum qualify?
Probably, it's on my to buy list but is oop I believe. Edit: Google says my info on that one is old.

Also Hallelujah Trail came to mind in this vein.

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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

WHO'S MINDING THE MINT (1967) is on a smaller scale, but does qualify since it did have a good cast, including at least one actor from IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD--Milton Berle--and was clearly inspired by it.

If OCEAN'S 11 (1960) had been funny, it would have qualified.

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (1956) has an all-star cast, an epic plot and enough laughs to maybe qualify. It also won Best Picture that year.

One of the early comedies to experiment with this model is IT'S IN THE BAG (1945) starring Fred Allen, Jack Benny, Robert Benchley, William Bendix, John Carradine, Jerry Colonna and a bunch of others. It's based on the same source material as Mel Brooks' THE TWELVE CHAIRS (1970).
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The Great Race (1965)
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

'The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!'
'1941'
'Dr Strangelove'
'Catch 22'
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Dirty Dozen
The Wild Bunch

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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

Clue
Rat Race
Airplane
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

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Dirty Dozen
The Wild Bunch

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Agreed. Those movies are fucking hilarious!
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Agreed. Those movies are fucking hilarious!
Donald Sutherland's impersonation of the general in DIRTY DOZEN is priceless!

And THE WILD BUNCH is full of laugh lines:
"How'd you like to kiss my sister's black cat's ass?"
"She sure ain't your sweetheart no more, boy. Look at her lickin' all inside that Heneral's ear."
"Put eet on a tripod!"
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I still can't get over Ensable. Sorry.
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Re: Older Epic Ensable Comedies

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Donald Sutherland's impersonation of the general in DIRTY DOZEN is priceless!

And THE WILD BUNCH is full of laugh lines:
"How'd you like to kiss my sister's black cat's ass?"
"She sure ain't your sweetheart no more, boy. Look at her lickin' all inside that Heneral's ear."
"Put eet on a tripod!"
Do tell us more.
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He's Just Not That Into You
why does that sound sooo pervy?
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Obviously Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve .
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Would Airplane! be considered older, and with an ensemble cast?
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