WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH
2017, Vitagraph Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Jason Wise

Rose Marie was a child star before Shirley Temple was born, sang for Al Capone, opened the first big casino in Las Vegas and changed the world by playing a female writer on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” when women didn't work on TV. Spanning vaudeville, radio, Broadway, film, television and more, this new documentary tells the story of the longest active career in entertainment, but it also looks at what it was like to be a female performer in the 20th century, how to work through periods of extreme personal heartbreak and how Rose Marie and her fellow nonagenarians Dick Van Dyke, Carl Reiner and Peter Marshall still have the drive to create today. Along with interviews from such celebrated colleagues, the film contains amazing behind-the-scenes color footage from Rose Marie's personal collection, chronicling what went on backstage on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and other sets where she worked.


THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING! THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING!
1966, Park Circus/MGM, 126 min, USA, Dir: Norman Jewison

Director Norman Jewison’s warm-hearted satire tracks the crew of a Russian sub (headed up by a delightful Alan Arkin, Theodore Bikel and John Philip Law) who inadvertently scuttle their craft on the beach of Gloucester Island, sending the local inhabitants - all of them possessed of Cold War paranoia - into a tizzy. Carl Reiner and Eva Marie Saint head a phenomenal cast as the Whitakers, a couple who interact with the accidental invaders, with Brian Keith as the police chief, Jonathan Winters as his clueless deputy and Paul Ford as a pompous, retired military officer.


IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
1963, Park Circus/MGM, 162 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Terry-Thomas, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and many more star in the story of a group of average, upstanding Americans who are given the key to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot - and resort to every form of lying, deceit and double-crossing in their manic cross-country chase to retrieve it!


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