Best comedy movie trivia of 1963

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It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World picture

Trivia: Phil Silvers almost drowned whilst filming the scene when he drives his car into the river because he couldn't swim.

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Trivia: The chapel that was built for the movie had to be torn down immediately after filming, as it was on rented property.

Matty Blast
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Trivia: While the principal of the school is going through the list of everyone performing at the prom, he mentions a comedy duo, and says "Oh, I thought they split up." A wry reference to the earlier break up of Martin & Lewis.

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Trivia: This Carry on film (carry on cabby) was firstly called Call me a cab.

James Warrender
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Trivia: Inspector Clouseau was originally written as a supporting character to Sir Charles Lytton. However, Clouseau became so popular, he became the focal point for all of the subsequent "Panther" films.

Cubs Fan
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Trivia: The original title of this movie was going to be "Carry On Up The Armada", but unfortunately it didn't find favour with the British Board of Film Censors.

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Trivia: This was 20 year old singer Bobby Rydell's movie debut. He admitted later that the film turned him off from working in films, and he did not like working with Ann-Margret at all. He would not do another film until 1975.

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Trivia: Although Lee J. Cobb plays Frank Sinatra's father, he was only four years older than Sinatra.

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Trivia: Peter Joshua was named after Director Stanley Donen's two sons, Peter and Joshua.

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Trivia: The Australian Shore Patrol Officer who breaks up the final fight is John Wayne's real-life son, Patrick.

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Trivia: Ron Moody was only 4 years older than Bernard Cribbins, who plays his son.

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Trivia: In the original release, the Devil first asks Sam when he arrives in hell, "Who the hell are you?" For television airings, the line is changed to "What the Devil is your name?"

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Trivia: Sorrell Booke plays Alan Alda's father in the movie, even though in real life he's only six years older than Alda.

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Trivia: Anthropology Professor Robert Orwell Sutwell is writing a book about the sex habits of teenagers. His secretary tells him, "Hang on to the movie rights. American-International will snap it up in a minute." American-International is the real-life Los Angeles studio which produced several teen-oriented films, including "Reform School Girl," "Hot Rod gang," "I Was A Teenage Werewolf" - and "Beach Party."

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