REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT
1962, Sony Repertory, 95 min, USA, Dir: Ralph Nelson

Anthony Quinn is a fighter whose best days are behind him, and Mickey Rooney plays his sympathetic trainer, in this classic piece of humanist filmmaking. Rod Serling’s script powerfully depicts Quinn’s downfall as he descends into corruption at the behest of unscrupulous manager Jackie Gleason.


IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
1963, Park Circus/MGM, 162 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Terry-Thomas, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and many more star in the story of a group of average, upstanding Americans who are given the key to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot - and resort to every form of lying, deceit and double-crossing in their manic cross-country chase to retrieve it!


EVIL ROY SLADE
1972, Universal, 97 min, USA, Dir: Jerry Paris

"Your ruby red lips taste like prairie dust." Jerry Paris ("The Dick Van Dyke Show") directs this hilariously bonkers made-for-TV cult classic, with John Astin starring as Evil Roy Slade, the teddybear-toting "meanest villain in the West" who falls for and is convinced to live the straight life of a family man by sweet schoolteacher Betsy Potter (Pamela Austin). But Roy’s criminal past catches up to him, and the egomaniacal singing Marshal Bing Bell (Dick Shawn) starts to pursue him. With an all-star cast that includes Mickey Rooney as railroad tycoon Nelson L. Stool, Milton Berle as Betsy's reluctant cousin Foss, and Dom DeLuise as pacifist psychologist Logan Delp.


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