Continuity mistake: In the last scene when they are all on the fire escape, there is one part where the landing nearly collapses and Sylvester is seen nearly flying off the landing. The next immediate shot shows Sylvester fighting for the ladder. He apparently climbed up the landing and crawled over a bunch of people in a fraction of a second.
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Starring: Spencer Tracy, Peter Falk, Mickey Rooney, Carl Reiner, Jim Backus, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle, Phil Silvers
The 'Big W' is four palm trees in a park that form a huge W. The money is buried in the middle. After the money is dug up, the detective arrives and confiscates it. He tells them it will go easier on them if they turn themselves in, and he leaves. However, the detective plans to keep the money for himself. As he's driving away the others figure this out and chase him. They catch up with him, and the men pursue him into a condemned hotel and onto a rickety fire escape. The suitcase gets dropped and the money blows away in the wind. People on the ground gleefully collect the cash. The men are tossed from the fire escape as it pulls away from the wall, and they end up in the hospital with various injuries. At the very end, the bossy mother marches into the hospital ward yelling. She slips and falls on her fanny and everyone bursts into hysterical laughter.
Sylvester Marcus: I'm coming. That's what I'm here for. That's why you had me, Mama, to save you.
Trivia: The Sid Caesar blowtorch scene was done 85 times before they got it right.
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