Ricky and Lucy Ricardo (Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball) are in Las Vegas for Ricky's musical show.
In the feature-length, all-star movie Mad World (Originally titled "So Many Thieves," then "Something a Little Less Serious"), a dying gangster tells passers-by where he hid stolen money. The group of strangers (including Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Sid Caesar, Mickey Rooney and Jonathan Winters) must decide what to do next.
In each story there is
The preliminary discussion of percentage shares of the potential cash.
A car chase through the desert
A convertible getting stuck.
A meetup at a gas station.
No one ends up in the vehicle in which he/she started.
Writer William Rose and his wife/co-writer Tania Price Rose wrote the Mad World script. Rose, known for writing screenplays in both the U.S. and the U.K., originally set the script in Scotland. The Mad World comedy chase might have been inspired by a story for which he is credited in Genevieve (1953), a plot which involves two people racing against each other.
Both scripts take human motivations -like greed- and dial it up to wacky proportions. They are each an hilarious tribute to comedy on film.
- More information at Terry-Thomas World
- Urban Cinefile's Mad World page
- Phil Silver's Mad World Page
- You can watch "Lucy Hunts Uranium"
- "Lucy Hunts Uranium" is available for purchase on VHS.
- It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World is available for purchase on DVD.