Classic Film: It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World
(1963, 174 minutes, Color) Directed by Stanley Kramer
Somewhere in the desert a car speeds like crazy along the roads. Suddenly, the driver loses control and sails off a cliff. Four other vehicles are near, they stop to help. The dying man tells the drivers of a fortune in cash, $350,000, which he has hidden in Santa Rosita, some 200 miles away. The four drivers and their respective passengers can't decide on how to share the fortune, and suddenly a wild race to Santa Rosita develops. Each party faces a plethora of problems like tire damage, untrustworthy lifts, deep water, drunken millionaires, a British adventurer, and little girl's bicycles. While the folks slowly travel towards the goal, they are being watched. Who said that no one else knew about the fortune?
The Bush Library and Museum, and the Bush Library Foundation present the Classic Film Series free of charge and invite anyone in the community interested in classic films to attend. Beverages are provided courtesy of Bryan Coca Cola Bottling Company, and popcorn is available at no cost. Refreshments are available in the lobby in the hour preceding the start of each movie. All films are shown in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center's Hagler Auditorium, unless otherwise noted, and a speaker introduces each film. Parking is free and plentiful. For more information, please call Tracy at (979) 691-4014.