Can you recognize all these celebrities in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World?

The hit 1960s movie had a ton of comedians. All of them, really.

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According to you, the MeTV fans, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World is arguably the best movie of the 1960s.

It certainly had the most stars.

The 1963 comedy caper featured more than 60 famous faces. That's a lot of trailers on the set! Most of them were beloved comedians from the 1920s through the 1960s. Silent film stars, blockbuster headliners, TV regulars — It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World had them all.

Many of them can be seen on MeTV, too! Let's see how well you know them!

  1. This driver is best known as which TV character?
  2. You know these firemen better as which classic comedy team?
  3. The man flying the plane is best known as…?
  4. You know this taxi driver best for playing which TV character?
  5. He runs over Culpepper's hat with his car.
  6. He played "Ding Bell."
  7. Who is hanging on the edge?
  8. Who is this comedian who kicks off the race for the money?
  9. He played the son of main characters on which sitcom?
  10. The man with the binoculars created and co-starred in which MeTV sitcom?
  11. This classic comedy star had a line, which was weird because most moviegoers had probably never heard him speak in a film.
  12. He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor. But not for this movie. Which two films earned him Oscars?
  13. He played Charley on this family sitcom.

Can you recognize all these celebrities in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World?

Your Result...

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Snickers 14 months ago
13/13. So many great stars in that movie.
BradParnell 19 months ago
I got them all but I doubt anyone under 50 could name all of these. Gen X was the last generation to grow up with a huge helping of old movie stars rerun over and over on TV.

Nightshade1972 BradParnell 19 months ago
I got 10/13. I missed 10, 11, and 13. I'm not quite 50, so I'm not quite old enough to remember Buster Keaton or William Demarest, and I'm used to thinking of Carl Reiner as older, so I didn't recognize him in his younger days.

amylovestv BradParnell 11 months ago
I got them all correct and I'm early 20's. 😌
DerekBird 19 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
Impressive! You sure can cram a lot of celebrities in your memory!

I own it on DVD too.
Dario 19 months ago
A PERFECT 13!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
LynCarceo 19 months ago
12/12; missed #5. Doesn't look like jerry lewis.
Dario LynCarceo 19 months ago
That's DEFINITELY Jerry Lewis, Lyn.
DavidBartholomew 25 months ago
There was a "fad" of big CinemaScope pictures with a Cast of 100s stars. Among them...

Around the World in 80Days ( David Niven, Shirley MacLaine)
How the West was Won ( Debbie Reynolds, Glen Ford)
The Great Race (Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis)
Dario DavidBartholomew 19 months ago
You forgot to mention Some Like It Hot(1959; Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe).
Yes to Around the World in 80 Days and How the West was Won (although Glenn Ford wasn't in it) for having large celebrity casts, but The Great Race did not have a large cast (not big stars, anyhow).
Hollie 37 months ago
i love this movie and own it on DVD...missed 11 and 12 ..all the rest was easy
CraigGustafson 37 months ago
#11 - Buster Keaton.
"This classic comedy star had a line, which was weird because most moviegoers had probably never heard him speak in a film."
Nonsense. Keaton was in dozens of talkies and was constantly on TV in the 50s & early 60s.
MrBill 37 months ago
13/13; fairly easy quiz for me - I knew most and got the others I was not sure on by process of elimination.
Muleskinner 37 months ago
13/13. I have seen the movie a couple of times but probably could have aced the quiz without having watched it.
HopeDuchaine 37 months ago
12/13. This was easy. Just goofed on one of them.
AEDC49 37 months ago
Got All, easy to do as I saw when new before the butchery started! & in the original proper Widescreen aspect ratio which is the only way to see it! & On a really big single Movie Screen! This actually was filmed in Spring '62 into fall of 1962! Which makes it more impressive etc! Actually really started in 1961 with all preliminaries that go into making such a large movie as they could do then! I didn't like the later and still shown edited butchered version they show as I remember loving the 3 Stooges driving the long Hook & Ladder to the Rescue! Among other scenes cut-out from original etc! but there are a few somewhat restored versions which I haven't seen yet! As they did butcher quite a lot! A Truly Funny early 1960's movie when seen in all its original filmed minutes!
jholton30062 37 months ago
13/13. That was a great movie!
daDoctah 37 months ago
No love for Nick Stewart as the migrant truck driver who gets forced off the road? Nick was previously best known for playing "Lightnin'" when they tried to do "Amos and Andy" as a TV show.
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