Our current Comedies by the Carload sale is celebrating some of the most riotously funny flicks ever made. Here’s five of my favorites!
Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a teen from 1985 who accidentally travels back to 1955 in a time machine constructed out of a DeLorean by his friend, frazzled scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Trapped in the past, Marty must restore the timeline by playing matchmaker to his future parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson) while Doc’s ’50s counterpart tries to help him get back to 1985. Thomas F. Wilson also stars in director Robert Zemeckis’ exciting blend of sci-fi, action, and comedy.
Classic offbeat comedy focuses on a trio of convicts (Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov) who escape from Devil’s Island and seek refuge with a bumbling French shopkeeper (Leo G. Carroll) and his family. As they get mixed up in a plan to help the kindly old merchant get out from under the boot of his domineering cousin and boss (Basil Rathbone), the boys begin to wonder if life was easier on the inside. Joan Bennett, Gloria Talbott also star.
The favorite mystery game comes to the screen in a hilarious whodunit set in a 1950s dinner party whose host–the enigmatic Mr. Boddy–is murdered. Was the killer Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn), Professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), Col. Mustard (Martin Mull), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), or the butler (Tim Curry)? Directed by Jonathan Lynn (“My Cousin Vinny”)
An eccentric millionaire invites the world’s greatest sleuths–send-ups of Charlie Chan, Nick and Nora Charles, iss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Sam Spade–to his remote mansion for “dinner and a murder” in this hilarious whodunit spoof written by Neil Simon. Can the detectives survive long enough to solve the crime and claim a $1 million dollar prize? The all-star cast includes James Coco, Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, David Niven, Peter Sellers, Maggie Smith, and Truman Capote.
Director Stanley Kramer assembled a veritable “Who’s Who” of film comedy for this slapstick extravaganza about a group of strangers who learn about $350,000 in hidden loot from a dying gangster and set off on a madcap cross-country race to find it. Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, and Jonathan Winters star, with dozens of cameos ranging from Jack Benny to the Three Stooges.
Spanning from the 1910s to the 2010s, the Comedies by the Carload sale features titles that will bring a smile to even the pickiest filmgoer’s face. Click here for a complete overview of titles available in the sale!