I was plopped down in front of an old RCA CED VideoDisc player in the early 80s and forced to watch this movie and have to say it is still one of my favorite movies. Nostalgia? Sentimentality? No... it's a great, rollicking, silly, and fun movie.
As a life long hater of musicals (not that my father didn't try to get me to like them), I have to say that this is also one of the only musicals I have ever genuinely liked. Sure, you can bag on the quality of the music all you want, but it's a comedy. No one is taking it seriously, so why should you?
And Emma's right about the cast... Zero Mostel is a genius and this is my favorite role of his, right up there with "the Producers" (and isn't it odd that Nathan Lane was in stage versions of both?) Add in Jack Gilford, Phil Silvers, and a few brief appearances by Buster Keaton and you've got a great show. If you haven't seen this movie, you realllly need to.
the end of the movie will have you in stitches!...............
"...it could be like this, just like this, always..." Jack Twist
Every bit of it is so funny! It was brilliantly cast, god I love this movie!
yes, this film is straight hilarious! very underrated, by far the funniest film from the 60's that I've seen
I still belly laugh watching this film!
... I admire a person that's willing to do whatever is necessary.