Silent Movie [DVD] [1976]

  • SKU: 15105556
  • Release Date: 09/05/2006
  • Rating: PG
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Closed Captioned


Silent Movie
Silent Movie is just that: a totally nonverbal comedy, save for one single line. Director Mel Brooks stars as a once-famous comedy director, who with his faithful assistants Dom DeLuise and Marty Feldman return to Hollywood with plans for a comeback. Brooks wants to return to the good old days by producing a silent movie (he explains this via subtitle). Producer Sid Caesar is agreeable, provided Brooks can line up top stars. In a series of vignettes better seen than described, Brooks persuades Burt Reynolds, Liza Minelli, Paul Newman, James Caan and Anne Bancroft (Brooks' real-life wife) to star in his project. The only holdout is mime Marcel Marceau, who after a few moments of walking against the wind shouts the film's solitary line: "No!" Meanwhile, the crooked executives of the Engulf and Devour conglomerate want to take over Caesar's studio and are worried that Brooks' film might be so huge a hit that Caesar won't be interested in selling. To prevent this, the conglomerate dispatches sexy Bernadette Peters to lure Brooks into drink and ruination. The film's climax is lifted from the 1943 Olsen and Johnson film Crazy House). Featured in brief comic cameos are Harry Ritz as the man with half a suit, Charlie Callas as the blind man, Dom DeLuise's wife, Carol Arthur, as the incredibly pregnant woman, Fritz Feld as the headwaiter (whose trademarked "Pop" is conveyed on a subtitle) and Henny Youngman as the diner with a fly in his soup. Co-writers Ron Clark, Rudy DeLuca and Barry Levinson also show up on screen as three of the Engulf & Devour minions. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mel Brooks
    Mel Brooks - Mel Funn
  • Marty Feldman
    Marty Feldman - Marty Eggs
  • Dom DeLuise
    Dom DeLuise - Dom Bell
  • Bernadette Peters
    Bernadette Peters - Vilma Kaplan
  • Sid Caesar
    Sid Caesar - Studio Chief

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still funny after all these year-POOR DVD package

    • Top 50 ContributorTop 50 Contributor

    I remember going to see this film more than once when I was a kid. When it was released on DVD in 2006 I grabbed it up & so did a family member. It is still funny, a bit dated now. The wheel chair race with Paul Newman & the Coke machine I have to play more than once. But, a cheap DVD package. NO extras on the DVD, no chapter search list inside. An original film, as the package says. Does NOT get the credit it should. So, the 5 rating is for the film NOT the DVD package.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great stocking stuffer

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Fun surprise to add this classic to my library, nice to have a new copy from Best Buy rather than a used one from a pawn shop

    I would recommend this to a friend

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