Silent Movie

Lists: Comedy, Absurdist comedy, Slapstick comedy

Brief Synopsis: "Aspiring filmmakers Mel Funn, Marty Eggs and Dom Bell go to a financially troubled studio with an idea for a silent movie. In an effort to make the movie more marketable, they attempt to recruit a number of big name stars to appear, while the studio's creditors attempt to thwart them. The film contains only one word of dialogue, spoken by an unlikely source."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 1976: # 0)

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People Involved

  • Mel Brooks (Mel Funn)
  • Marty Feldman (Marty Eggs)
  • Dom DeLuise (Dom Bell)
  • Sid Caesar (Studio Chief)
  • Harold Gould (Engulf)
  • Ron Carey (Devour)
  • Bernadette Peters (Vilma Kaplan)
  • Carol Arthur (Pregnant Lady)
  • Liam Dunn (Newsvendor)
  • Fritz Feld (Maitre d)
  • Chuck McCann (Studio Gate Guard)
  • Valerie Curtin (Intensive Care Nurse)
  • Yvonne Wilder (Studio Chiefs Secretary)
  • Burt Reynolds (Himself)
  • James Caan (Himself)
  • Liza Minnelli (Herself)
  • Anne Bancroft (Herself)
  • Marcel Marceau (Himself)
  • Paul Newman (Himself)
  • Mel Brooks (Director)
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