Sid Caesar

Sid Caesar (1922—2014) was an American comic actor and writer known as the leading man on the 1950s television series Your Show of Shows and as Coach Calhoun in Grease and Grease 2.

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Airport 1975 (1974)

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Karen Black  •  George Kennedy  •  Gloria Swanson

When an in-flight collision incapacitates the pilots of an airplane bound for Los Angeles, stewardess Nancy Pryor is forced to take over the controls. From the ground, her boyfriend Alan Murdock, a retired test pilot, tries to talk her through piloting and landing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jack Smight
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Karen Black  •  George Kennedy  •  Gloria Swanson

Grease (1978)

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Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?  (more)

DIRECTION:  Randal Kleiser
CAST:  John Travolta  •  Olivia Newton-John  •  Stockard Channing  •  Jeff Conaway

Grease 2 (1982)

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

It's 1961, two years after the original Grease gang graduated, and there's a new crop of seniors and new members of the coolest cliques on campus, the Pink Ladies and T-Birds. Michael Carrington is the new kid in school - but he's been branded a brainiac. Can he ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Birch
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Michelle Pfeiffer  •  Lorna Luft  •  Maureen Teefy

History of the World: Part I (1981)

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An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Madeline Kahn  •  Harvey Korman

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Silent Movie (1976)

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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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

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 ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Brooks
CAST:  Mel Brooks  •  Marty Feldman  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Sid Caesar

The Busy Body (1967)

Sid Caesar is a bumbling gopher to a mob boss who must recover a fortune in cash stowed in the suit of a corpse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Robert Ryan  •  Kay Medford  •  Walt Davis

Sid Caesar is a bumbling gopher to a mob boss who must recover a fortune in cash stowed in the suit of a corpse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Robert Ryan  •  Kay Medford  •  Walt Davis

Vegas Vacation (1997)

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Kessler
CAST:  Chevy Chase  •  Beverly D'Angelo  •  Randy Quaid  •  Ethan Embry

Cannonball Run II (1984)

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie compete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Needham
CAST:  Burt Reynolds  •  Dom DeLuise  •  Dean Martin  •  Sammy Davis Jr.

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu (1980)

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Tomlinson  •  Sid Caesar

Fu Manchu's 168th birthday celebration is dampened when a hapless flunky spills Fu's age-regressing elixir vitae. Fu sends his lackeys to round up ingredients for a new batch of elixir, starting with the Star of Leningrad diamond, nabbed from a Soviet exhibition in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Piers Haggard
CAST:  Peter Sellers  •  Helen Mirren  •  David Tomlinson  •  Sid Caesar

The Cheap Detective (1978)

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar

A spoof of the entire 1940s detective genre. San Francisco private detective, Lou Pekinpaugh is accused of murdering his partner at the instigation of his mistress—his partner's wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Moore
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Ann-Margret  •  Eileen Brennan  •  Sid Caesar

Tars and Spars (1946)

Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Janet Blair  •  Alfred Drake  •  Jeff Donnell  •  Marc Platt

Howard Young is a coast guardsman who has been on shore duty for three years despite his efforts to be sent into action. His nearest approach to sea duty was on a harbor-moored life raft for 21 days as part of an experiment with a new type of vitamin gum for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Janet Blair  •  Alfred Drake  •  Jeff Donnell  •  Marc Platt

Flight to Holocaust (1977)

A team of troubleshooters is called to a skyscraper where a plane has crashed into the 20th floor and is stuck in the side of the building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard L. Kowalski
CAST:  Patrick Wayne  •  Christopher Mitchum  •  Fawne Harriman  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.

A team of troubleshooters is called to a skyscraper where a plane has crashed into the 20th floor and is stuck in the side of the building.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bernard L. Kowalski
CAST:  Patrick Wayne  •  Christopher Mitchum  •  Fawne Harriman  •  Desi Arnaz Jr.

The Sid Caesar Collection: Creating The Comedy (2000)

The Big Daddy of televised comedy sketches, Sid Caesar had millions of Americans holding their sides and howling at his uproarious antics and those of his inspired sidekicks--Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. These are compilations of ...  (more)

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CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mel Brooks  •  Sid Caesar  •  Nanette Fabray

The Big Daddy of televised comedy sketches, Sid Caesar had millions of Americans holding their sides and howling at his uproarious antics and those of his inspired sidekicks--Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris. These are compilations of ...  (more)

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CAST:  Woody Allen  •  Mel Brooks  •  Sid Caesar  •  Nanette Fabray

Something a Little Less Serious: A Tribute to 'It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World' (1991)

A star-studded documentary and tribute to the classic comedy, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronnie Johnson
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Jonathan Winters  •  Edie Adams  •  Sid Caesar

A star-studded documentary and tribute to the classic comedy, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ronnie Johnson
CAST:  Carl Reiner  •  Jonathan Winters  •  Edie Adams  •  Sid Caesar

The Emperor's New Clothes (1987)

In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, to a very rich prince from another country. Sid Caesar composed the song ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Irving
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Clive Revill  •  Robert Morse  •  Lysette Anthony

In Europe several several centuries ago, a group of prisoners about to be executed are freed as part of the celebration of the upcoming marriage of the emperor's daughter, Princess Gilda, to a very rich prince from another country. Sid Caesar composed the song ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Irving
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Clive Revill  •  Robert Morse  •  Lysette Anthony

Christmas Snow (1986)

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Trikonis
CAST:  Katherine Helmond  •  Sid Caesar  •  Melissa Joan Hart  •  Kimble Joyner

A shop owner who is being evicted at Christmas rescues her Scrooge-like landlord from an accident.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gus Trikonis
CAST:  Katherine Helmond  •  Sid Caesar  •  Melissa Joan Hart  •  Kimble Joyner

Barnaby and Me (1977)

Barnaby and Me is a 1978 Australian TV movie about a girl and her talking koala who are pursued by criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Juliet Mills  •  Sally Boyden  •  Rangi Nicholls

Barnaby and Me is a 1978 Australian TV movie about a girl and her talking koala who are pursued by criminals.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Panama
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Juliet Mills  •  Sally Boyden  •  Rangi Nicholls

Curse of the Black Widow (1977)

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Anthony Franciosa  •  Donna Mills  •  June Lockhart  •  June Allyson

Tony Franciosa plays a detective who's on the trail of a murderer whose mutilated and predominantly male victims are found encased in silken cocoons...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dan Curtis
CAST:  Anthony Franciosa  •  Donna Mills  •  June Lockhart  •  June Allyson

The Spirit Is Willing (1967)

When Ben and Kate Powell (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea, their son Steve (Barry Gordon) gets blamed for the destruction caused by three unruly ghosts. Another of 'exploitation king' William Castle's supernatural films, this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Vera Miles  •  Barry Gordon  •  John McGiver

When Ben and Kate Powell (Sid Caesar and Vera Miles) rent a haunted New England house by the sea, their son Steve (Barry Gordon) gets blamed for the destruction caused by three unruly ghosts. Another of 'exploitation king' William Castle's supernatural films, this ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Castle
CAST:  Sid Caesar  •  Vera Miles  •  Barry Gordon  •  John McGiver
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