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Another You ** (1991, Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Mercedes Ruehl) – Classic Movie Review 4825

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor were one of the best double acts in the movies, so director Maurice Phillips’s 1991 laughter-raiser is valuable for them, for its decent comedy setup and for some funny lines […]

Dec, 30

Silver Streak **** (1976, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Jill Clayburgh, Patrick McGoohan) – Classic Movie Review 3066

Writer Colin Higgins and director Arthur Hiller’s sparkling 1976 train-set comedy thriller has a golden streak and is a hilarious suspense ride. It was the start of a winning partnership of four star teamings between […]

Nov, 15

The Producers ***** (1968, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Dick Shawn, Kenneth Mars) – Classic Movie Review 1942

Writer-director Mel Brooks’s inspired 1968 first film is a wonderfully tasteless look at the devilish machinations behind the staging of a Broadway flop. It’s still guaranteed to delight and offend in equal quantities. The Zero […]

Dec, 09

Young Frankenstein ***** (1974, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman) – Classic Movie Review 1939

Director Mel Brooks’s deservedly much-loved horror comedy masterpiece is made in his annus mirabilis, 1974, the same year as his other masterwork Blazing Saddles. Both as director and co-writer with its star Gene Wilder, Brooks […]

Dec, 09

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory ***** (1971, Gene Wilder, Peter Ostrum, Jack Albertson, Roy Kinnear, Aubrey Woods) – Classic Movie Review 1612

Director Mel Stuart’s 1971 family classic is a beloved movie treasure, packed full to overflowing with the zaniest joie de vivre, and driven along at musical comedy full throttle. In his one shot at movie fame, Peter […]

Aug, 31

Bonnie and Clyde ***** (1967, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, Michael J Pollard, Gene Hackman, Estelle Parsons, Denver Pyle, Dub Taylor, Gene Wilder) – Classic Movie Review 848

‘They’re young. They’re in love. They rob banks.’  Warren Beatty stars as small-time bank robber Clyde Barrow who joins up with Faye Dunaway as bored small-town waitress Bonnie Parker to embark on a series of […]

Feb, 25

Blazing Saddles ***** (1974, Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn, Alex Karras, David Huddleston, John Hillerman, Dom DeLuise, Mel Brooks) – Classic Movie Review 215

Anything goes in Mel Brooks’s 1974 Western spoof comedy classic. The residents of the little Western town of Rock Ridge find themselves the pathetic victims of its corrupt political boss, the exceptionally rotten bad guy […]

Sep, 03

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