1963 · Beverly Hills, CA
by Kramer, Stanley (director); William Rose, Tania Rose (screenwriters); Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Sid Caesar (starring)
Beverly Hills, CA: United Artists, 1963. Collection of three vintage reference photographs from the 1963 film, showing actors Terry-Thomas, Buddy Hackett, and Mickey Rooney (and their stunt doubles Bill Couch and Chuck Couch) bouncing on high-wires in order to simulate falling for the film's climactic end scene, where most of the characters have been flung off a fire truck's ladder and into the street. With holograph pencil and ink annotations on the verso noting the names of the actors and film title, and one with the stamp of United Artists Corporation.
A group of motorists race to claim a recently deceased criminal's substantial stash of money hidden in Santa Rosita State Park. Director Stanley Kramer's first comedy, an extravagant, colorful venture which became an immediate critical and commercial success upon release.
Set and shot on location throughout California.
10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, lightly toned and edgeworn, one with pinholes to the corners.
Criterion Collection 692.
(Inventory #: 150463)