It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

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

Trivia: Peter Falk ad-libbed most of his dialogue in the cab scene.

Trivia: The Sid Caesar blowtorch scene was done 85 times before they got it right.

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Trivia: About 80 stunt performers worked on this film.

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Trivia: Arnold Stang broke his left forearm just days before his scenes were shot.

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Trivia: Only one of the 4 palm trees that make up the "W" still remain.

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Continuity mistake: In the wide-angle shots of the blue Willys (Jeep) wagon, the windshield is a 2-piece version with a vertical divider in the middle. The close-up shots don't have the divider.

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J. Algernon Hawthorne: Jolly nasty accident there. Jolly lucky nobody was hurt.
Mrs. Marcus: Where did you get that funny accent? Are you from Harvard or something?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Harvard? Rather not. I'm English.
Mrs. Marcus: Sounds so foreign.
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Really?

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