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Awards

1969 Oscar Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in The Producers
1969 Unknown Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in The Producers
1969 Unknown Nominee: Best Supporting Actor in The Producers

Gene Wilder

Born June 11, 1933, in Milwaukee, Gene Wilder began his dramatic studies at the University of Iowa and continued them at England's Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. A talented fencer, he taught the sport to support himself as a struggling New York actor in the early 1960s.

It wasn't long, however, before Wilder became a Broadway regular in plays such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," and in 1967, he made his feature film debut in Bonnie and Clyde. A year later, Wilder would begin the most successful collaboration of his career when he accepted the role of Leo Bloom in Mel Brooks's The Producers. Wilder continued to keep audiences in stitches for most of the '70s, first in Brooks's Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein and then with Richard Pryor in Silver Streak and Stir Crazy.

With the death of his wife, comedienne Gilda Radner, in 1989, Wilder withdrew largely from performing.

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Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s  2008  2.9 ★ 130 mins Classics Rated: NR
Narrated by the legendary Shirley Jones, this installment of the Hollywood Singing and Dancing series shines a light on the musicals of the 1970s, a time when the very look of the genre was changing. Highlights include clips from squeaky-clean family fare such as Fiddler on the Roof, as well as more envelope-pushing options like Cabaret, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair.


Hollywood Singing and Dancing: The 1970s  2008  2.9 ★ 130 mins Classic Movies Rated: NR
Narrated by the legendary Shirley Jones, this installment of the Hollywood Singing and Dancing series shines a light on the musicals of the 1970s, a time when the very look of the genre was changing. Highlights include clips from squeaky-clean family fare such as Fiddler on the Roof, as well as more envelope-pushing options like Cabaret, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar and Hair.


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 1  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Favorite Moments of the Stars and Slapstick."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 2  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "The Golden Age of Comedy."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 3  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "What Made America Laugh."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 4  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Laugh? I Thought I'd Die!"


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 5  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "TV Comedy Classics."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 6  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Unexpected Bloopers and Blunders."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 1  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Favorite Moments of the Stars and Slapstick."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 2  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "The Golden Age of Comedy."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 3  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "What Made America Laugh."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 4  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Laugh? I Thought I'd Die!"


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 5  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "TV Comedy Classics."


Funniest Moments in Comedy: Disc 6  2006 100 mins Comedy Rated: NR
This disc includes "Unexpected Bloopers and Blunders."


Funniest Moments in Comedy  2006  2.8 ★ 600 mins Comedies Rated: NR
Relive the funniest moments from pop culture with this impressive collection compiled by Reader's Digest. With sidesplitting stand-up routines, classic comedic scenes and riotous bloopers caught on tape, you won't be able to keep a straight face.


Expo: Magic of the White City  2005  3.3 ★ 116 mins Documentaries Rated: PG
Explore the world of 1893 via a visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition guided by narrator Gene Wilder. Many of the world's greatest achievements in art, architecture, science, technology and culture were unveiled there -- an amazing feat when one considers the general unrest that prevailed regarding workers' rights, prejudice, discrimination and corruption. The Exposition cast a ray of hope for humanity's future amid lengthening shadows.


Expo: Magic of the White City  2005  3.3 ★ 116 mins Documentary Rated: PG
Explore the world of 1893 via a visit to Chicago's Columbian Exposition guided by narrator Gene Wilder. Many of the world's greatest achievements in art, architecture, science, technology and culture were unveiled there -- an amazing feat when one considers the general unrest that prevailed regarding workers' rights, prejudice, discrimination and corruption. The Exposition cast a ray of hope for humanity's future amid lengthening shadows.


Alice in Wonderland  1999  3.3 ★ 129 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025
Lewis Carroll's remarkable children's tale comes to life in an exciting live-action feature. After Alice (Tina Majorino) follows a talking white rabbit into a strange world where everything isn't as it seems, she befriends a strange array of characters brought to life by Jim Henson's creature shop. The all-star cast includes Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Miranda Richardson and Martin Short.


Alice in Wonderland  1999  3.3 ★ 129 mins Children & Family Rated: PG
Lewis Carroll's remarkable children's tale comes to life in an exciting live-action feature. After Alice (Tina Majorino) follows a talking white rabbit into a strange world where everything isn't as it seems, she befriends a strange array of characters brought to life by Jim Henson's creature shop. The all-star cast includes Robbie Coltrane, Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd, Pete Postlethwaite, Miranda Richardson and Martin Sho...


Another You  1991  3.3 ★ 94 mins Comedy Rated: R
In their final comedy pairing, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder star as a chronic liar and a con man whose deceptive ways get them into a very sticky situation involving a missing millionaire, his beautiful wife and a fearsome estate executive.


Another You  1991  3.3 ★ 94 mins Comedies Rated: R
In their final comedy pairing, Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder star as a chronic liar and a con man whose deceptive ways get them into a very sticky situation involving a missing millionaire, his beautiful wife and a fearsome estate executive.


Funny About Love  1990  2.9 ★ 101 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13
When the intense pressure to make a baby cracks his marriage, Duffy Bergman bolts for the arms of a much younger woman. But in no time, he realizes infertility wasn't his biggest problem; lack of faith and commitment are his true lynchpins.


Funny About Love  1990  2.9 ★ 101 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
When the intense pressure to make a baby cracks his marriage, Duffy Bergman bolts for the arms of a much younger woman. But in no time, he realizes infertility wasn't his biggest problem; lack of faith and commitment are his true lynchpins.


See No Evil, Hear No Evil  1989  3.7 ★ 102 mins Comedy Rated: R  until 01-Jan-2025   
Wally Karew is blind, and Dave Lyons is deaf. But when a man is murdered right outside the newsstand where they work, the police collar the unlikely duo and tag them as the primary suspects.


See No Evil, Hear No Evil  1989  3.7 ★ 102 mins Comedies Rated: R
In Arthur Hiller's lighthearted comedy, Wally (Richard Pryor) is blind, and Dave (Gene Wilder) is deaf. But when a man is murdered outside the newsstand where they work, the police collar the unlikely duo and tag them as the primary suspects. The plot thickens when the pair are sprung from jail by two criminals (Kevin Spacey and Joan Severance) posing as lawyers who have something other than their clients' best interests in mind.


Haunted Honeymoon Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.5 ★ 84 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Larry Abbot (Gene Wilder) is a radio actor in search of love. When he finds it, Abbot and his new fiancée, Vickie Pearle (Wilder's now deceased wife Gilda Radner), visit his Aunt Kate (Dom DeLuise) in her big, old mansion in the country. Rather than the fun, quiet family weekend they anticipated, Larry and Vickie soon realize they're in for a fright when Kate mentions something about a werewolf on the loose.


Haunted Honeymoon Nominated For/Won Awards 1986  3.5 ★ 84 mins Comedies Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025
Larry Abbot (Gene Wilder) is a radio actor in search of love. When he finds it, Abbot and his new fiancée, Vickie Pearle (Wilder's now deceased wife Gilda Radner), visit his Aunt Kate (Dom DeLuise) in her big, old mansion in the country. Rather than the fun, quiet family weekend they anticipated, Larry and Vickie soon realize they're in for a fright when Kate mentions something about a werewolf on the loose.


The Woman in Red Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.0 ★ 87 mins Comedies Rated: PG-13  starting 01-Jan-2025
Happily married Teddy Pierce always plays it safe -- that is, until he spies a knockout, clad-in-crimson model named Charlotte. Surrendering to his middle-age fantasy, Teddy puts his marriage and career on the line to pursue the statuesque beauty.


The Woman in Red Nominated For/Won Awards 1984  3.1 ★ 87 mins Comedy Rated: PG-13
Happily married Teddy Pierce always plays it safe -- that is, until he spies a knockout, clad-in-crimson model named Charlotte. Surrendering to his middle-age fantasy, Teddy puts his marriage and career on the line to pursue the statuesque beauty.


Hanky Panky  1982  3.0 ★ 107 mins Comedies Rated: PG
While searching for her brother's killers and being pursued by a dangerous foe (Richard Widmark), Kate Hellman (Gilda Radner) and Michael Jordan (Gene Wilder) embark on a harried cross-country journey that takes them everywhere from the Grand Canyon to New York City. The two can't help but find themselves in myriad hilarious quandaries in director Sidney Poitier's quixotic, Hitchcock-inspired thriller. Robert Prosky and Josef Sommer co-star.


Hanky Panky  1982  3.0 ★ 107 mins Comedy Rated: PG
While searching for her brother's killers and being pursued by a dangerous foe (Richard Widmark), Kate Hellman (Gilda Radner) and Michael Jordan (Gene Wilder) embark on a harried cross-country journey that takes them everywhere from the Grand Canyon to New York City. The two can't help but find themselves in myriad hilarious quandaries in director Sidney Poitier's quixotic, Hitchcock-inspired thriller. Robert Prosky and Josef Sommer co-star.


Stir Crazy Nominated For/Won Awards 1980  3.6 ★ 111 mins Comedies Rated: R
In their second of four on-screen teamings, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor are two slackers who get bum-rapped and shipped directly to the Arizona State Penitentiary (where parts of this big-house comedy were actually filmed). Sidney Poitier helmed this surprise smash hit, which set a new record at the time as the biggest moneymaker by an African-American director. Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams co-star.


Stir Crazy  1980  3.6 ★ 111 mins Comedy Rated: R
In their second of four on-screen teamings, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor are two slackers who get bum-rapped and shipped directly to the Arizona State Penitentiary (where parts of this big-house comedy were actually filmed). Sidney Poitier helmed this surprise smash hit, which set a new record at the time as the biggest moneymaker by an African-American director. Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams co-star.


The Frisco Kid  1979  3.5 ★ 119 mins Action & Adventure Rated: PG RT:57%
Armed with his yarmulke and a cross-country mission to reach San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood, naive Polish rabbi Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder) is a natural target for swindlers and thieves in the bustling port city of Philadelphia. But with a rough-and-tumble bank robber (Harrison Ford) by his side, he takes on the American West -- and makes an unlikely friend in the process. Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) directs.


The Frisco Kid  1979  3.4 ★ 119 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Armed with his yarmulke and a cross-country mission to reach San Francisco's Barbary Coast neighborhood, naive Polish rabbi Avram Belinski (Gene Wilder) is a natural target for swindlers and thieves in the bustling port city of Philadelphia. But with a rough-and-tumble bank robber (Harrison Ford) by his side, he takes on the American West -- and makes an unlikely friend in the process. Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) directs.


The World's Greatest Lover  1977  3.2 ★ 96 mins Comedies Rated: PG
After winning a national talent search launched by a studio mogul (Dom DeLuise) to find the next Rudolph Valentino, Wisconsin baker Rudy Valentine (Gene Wilder) and his wife, Annie (Carol Kane), find themselves in the Hollywood spotlight. But when the out-of-towners cross paths with the real Latin Lover, who promptly falls for Annie's charms, Rudy aims to win back his better half by donning a disguise and seducing her.


The World's Greatest Lover  1977  3.2 ★ 96 mins Comedy Rated: PG
After winning a national talent search launched by a studio mogul (Dom DeLuise) to find the next Rudolph Valentino, Wisconsin baker Rudy Valentine (Gene Wilder) and his wife, Annie (Carol Kane), find themselves in the Hollywood spotlight. But when the out-of-towners cross paths with the real Latin Lover, who promptly falls for Annie's charms, Rudy aims to win back his better half by donning a disguise and seducing her.


Silver Streak Nominated For/Won Awards 1976  3.5 ★ 113 mins Comedy Rated: PG
In this original teaming of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, George Caldwell (Wilder) witnesses a murder aboard a train, but no one believes him. When a detective finally agrees to look into the case, he's bumped off as well. Although George appears to be next on the hit list, he manages to escape -- only to be hauled off to jail by a local cop. With the help of small-time criminal Grover Muldoon (Pryor), will George manage to break free?


Silver Streak Nominated For/Won Awards 1976  3.5 ★ 113 mins Comedies Rated: PG RT:83%
In this original teaming of Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor, George Caldwell (Wilder) witnesses a murder aboard a train, but no one believes him. When a detective finally agrees to look into the case, he's bumped off as well. Although George appears to be next on the hit list, he manages to escape -- only to be hauled off to jail by a local cop. With the help of small-time criminal Grover Muldoon (Pryor), will George manage to break free?


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother  1975  3.1 ★ 91 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Sibling rivalry hits a new level of absurdity in this literary farce based on the stories of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. Forced to live in his older brother's shadow, Sigerson Holmes (Gene Wilder, in his writing and directing debut) sets out to prove his sleuthing skills by taking a case that Sherlock (Douglas Wilmer) and Dr. Watson (Thorley Walters) have no time for. The talented supporting cast includes Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman.


The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother  1975  3.2 ★ 91 mins Comedies Rated: PG
Sibling rivalry hits a new level of absurdity in this literary farce based on the stories of legendary detective Sherlock Holmes. Forced to live in his older brother's shadow, Sigerson Holmes (Gene Wilder, in his writing and directing debut) sets out to prove his sleuthing skills by taking a case that Sherlock (Douglas Wilmer) and Dr. Watson (Thorley Walters) have no time for. The talented supporting cast includes Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman.


Young Frankenstein  1974  4.0 ★ 105 mins Classics Rated: PG RT:94%
Shot in glorious black and white, writer-director Mel Brooks' finest work both parodies and salutes the 1930s Frankenstein movies. Co-writer Gene Wilder soars as mad scientist Frederich Frankenstein ("Fronkensteen!" he insists), with hilarious support from Marty Feldman as Igor, Peter Boyle as the monster, Teri Garr, and the late, great Madeline Kahn. The DVD provides a beaker full of extras.


The Little Prince Nominated For/Won Awards 1974  3.2 ★ 88 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: G
In this quasi-musical fable directed by Stanley Donen (and based on the classic children's book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery), Richard Kiley plays a pilot who's forced down in the Sahara Desert and listens to a little boy's (Steven Warner) magical stories about distant planets and strange people and animals. Before long, the pilot realizes that his life will be forever altered (in a good way) by his encounter with the mesmerizing little prince.


Young Frankenstein  1974  4.0 ★ 105 mins Classics Rated: PG
Shot in glorious black and white, writer-director Mel Brooks' finest work both parodies and salutes the 1930s Frankenstein movies. Co-writer Gene Wilder soars as mad scientist Frederich Frankenstein ("Fronkensteen!" he insists), with hilarious support from Marty Feldman as Igor, Peter Boyle as the monster, Teri Garr, and the late, great Madeline Kahn. The DVD provides a beaker full of extras.


The Little Prince Nominated For/Won Awards 1974  3.2 ★ 88 mins Children & Family Rated: G
A pilot who's forced down in the Sahara Desert listens to a boy's magical stories about distant planets and strange people and animals. Before long, the pilot realizes that his life will be forever altered by his encounter with the little prince.


Young Frankenstein Nominated For/Won Awards 1974  4.1 ★ 106 mins Classic Movies Rated: PG RT:94%
A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein's frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked mo...


Blazing Saddles  1974  3.9 ★ 93 mins Classics Rated: R
Politically incorrect and damned funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Cleavon, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder). Blazing Saddles features Madeline Kahn's devastating parody of Marlene Dietrich, and Brooks's witty commentary provides a new dimension of laughs.


Blazing Saddles  1974  4.0 ★ 93 mins Classics Rated: R
Politically incorrect and relentlessly funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Bart, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder).


Young Frankenstein Nominated For/Won Awards 1974  4.0 ★ 106 mins Classics Rated: PG
A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast that includes Marty Feldman as bug-eyed assistant Igor, Madeline Kahn as Frankenstein's frosty fiancée and Peter Boyle as the zipper-necked mo...


Blazing Saddles Nominated For/Won Awards 1974  4.0 ★ 93 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:89%
Politically incorrect and relentlessly funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Bart, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder).


Rhinoceros  1974  2.8 ★ 104 mins Comedy Rated: PG
An unhappy young office clerk is further troubled when it appears the entire population of his town (with the exception of himself) is turning into rhinoceroses. Metaphors and symbolism abound in this absurdist tale of a society in peril.


Blazing Saddles  1974  3.9 ★ 93 mins Classics Rated: R
Politically incorrect and damned funny, Mel Brooks's take on Hollywood Westerns follows the tortured trail of freed slave Cleavon, who's elected sheriff of the racist town of Rock Ridge. He must foil a land-grabbing governor (Brooks) with help from a washed-up, pot-smoking gunslinger (Gene Wilder). Blazing Saddles features Madeline Kahn's devastating parody of Marlene Dietrich, and Brooks's witty commentary provides a new dimension of laughs.


Rhinoceros  1973  2.8 ★ 104 mins Comedies Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025
Part of the American Film Theatre series, Rhinoceros showcases the legendary comedic talents of Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder as they transform Eugene Ionesco's absurdist play into screen genius. Wilder stars as Stanley, an unhappy young office clerk who is further troubled when it appears the entire population of his town (with the exception of himself) is turning into rhinoceroses. Metaphors and symbolism abound in this tale of a society in pe...


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.9 ★ 100 mins Classics Rated: G
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka ignites a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary.


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.3 ★ 82 mins Classic Movies Rated: R
Questions from Dr. David Reuben's once-controversial book of the same name are turned into seven silly Woody Allen-penned vignettes. They feature Allen as a cowardly sperm, Gene Wilder as a man who falls head-over-hooves in love with a sheep named Daisy, John Carradine as a scientist who creates a 50-foot-tall breast, and Regis Philbin guessing the strange sexual habits of game-show contestants.


The Best of The Electric Company  1971  3.6 ★ 600 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
A high-voltage combination of sketch comedy, songs and animation, this 1970s Emmy Award-winning children's series teaches kids basic reading and grammar skills and stars three outta-sight teachers: Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno. This collection of episodes includes the best skits, hits and 'toons from the show, featuring favorite characters such as Spiderman, Road Runner, Letterman, Easy Reader, Spell Binder and J. Arthur Crank.


Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask  1971  3.3 ★ 82 mins Classics Rated: R
Questions from Dr. David Reuben's once-controversial book of the same name are turned into seven silly Woody Allen-penned vignettes. They feature a cowardly sperm, a man who falls in love with a sheep, a scientist who creates a giant breast and more.


Best of The Best of the Electric Company  1971  3.5 ★ 165 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This compilation video gathers not just the best moments, but the &NFi;best&NFi_; of the best moments from the long-running children's educational show "The Electric Company," with selections that include wacky sketches, songs and cartoons. The program features appearances by Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Joan Rivers, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks and satirist Tom Lehrer. Rounding out the package is the bonus segment "Rita Moreno Remembers."


Broadway Theatre Archive: Scarecrow  1971  2.9 ★ 105 mins Special Interest Rated: NR
This edition of the Broadway Theatre Archive series features a performance of Percy MacKaye's satiric play "Scarecrow," which follows a straw man (Gene Wilder) brought to life in colonial Massachusetts by a demon to visit revenge on a witch's two-faced neighbor. But the jig may be up when the scarecrow falls for his mark. Blythe Danner, Norman Lloyd, Nina Foch and Pete Duel also star in this engaging 1971 production.


The Best of The Electric Company  1971  3.5 ★ 600 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
A high-voltage combination of sketch comedy, songs and animation, this 1970s Emmy Award-winning children's series teaches kids basic reading and grammar skills and stars three outta-sight teachers: Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno. This collection of episodes includes the best skits, hits and 'toons from the show, featuring favorite characters such as Spiderman, Road Runner, Letterman, Easy Reader, Spell Binder and J. Arthur Crank.


The Best of The Electric Company  1971 600 mins TV Shows
A high-voltage combination of sketch comedy, songs and animation, this 1970s Emmy Award-winning children's series teaches kids basic reading and grammar skills and stars three outta-sight teachers: Morgan Freeman, Bill Cosby and Rita Moreno. This collection of episodes includes the best skits, hits and 'toons from the show, featuring favorite characters such as Spiderman, Road Runner, Letterman, Easy Reader, Spell Binder and J. Arthur Crank.


Best of The Best of the Electric Company  1971  3.6 ★ 165 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
This compilation video gathers not just the best moments, but the &NFi;best&NFi_; of the best moments from the long-running children's educational show "The Electric Company," with selections that include wacky sketches, songs and cartoons. The program features appearances by Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno, Joan Rivers, Gene Wilder, Mel Brooks and satirist Tom Lehrer. Rounding out the package is the bonus segment "Rita Moreno Remembers."


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.8 ★ 100 mins Children & Family Rated: G
A boy named Charlie wins one of five Golden Tickets to visit the chocolate factory owned by the eccentric Willy Wonka. Features an assortment of Leslie Bricusse/Anthony Newley tunes ranging from the bouncy "The Candy Man" to "Pure Imagination."


Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Nominated For/Won Awards 1971  3.9 ★ 100 mins Children & Family Movies Rated: G
Eccentric candy man Willy Wonka ignites a worldwide frenzy when he announces that golden tickets hidden inside five of his delicious candy bars will admit their lucky holders into his top-secret confectionary.


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 1  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episodes 1," "Episode 10," "Episode 14," "Episode 21" and "Episode 26."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 1  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episodes 1," "Episode 10," "Episode 14," "Episode 21" and "Episode 26."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 2  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 109," "Episode 131," "Episode 181," "Episode 285" and "Episode 321."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 2  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 109," "Episode 131," "Episode 181," "Episode 285" and "Episode 321."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 3  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 379," "Episode 386," "Episode 391," "Episode 437" and "Episode 453."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 3  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 379," "Episode 386," "Episode 391," "Episode 437" and "Episode 453."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 4  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 491," "Episode 72A," "Episode 110A," "Episode 79B" and "Episode 130B."


The Best of The Electric Company: Disc 4  1971 150 mins Children & Family Rated: NR
This disc includes: "Episode 491," "Episode 72A," "Episode 110A," "Episode 79B" and "Episode 130B."


Broadway Theatre Archive: Scarecrow  1971  2.8 ★ 105 mins Special Interest Rated: NR
This edition of the Broadway Theatre Archive series features a performance of Percy MacKaye's satiric play "Scarecrow," which follows a straw man (Gene Wilder) brought to life in colonial Massachusetts by a demon to visit revenge on a witch's two-faced neighbor. But the jig may be up when the scarecrow falls for his mark. Blythe Danner, Norman Lloyd, Nina Foch and Pete Duel also star in this engaging 1971 production.


Start the Revolution Without Me  1970  3.2 ★ 91 mins Classic Movies Rated: PG
After a midwife accidentally mixes up two sets of twins, the mismatched pairs grow up to live very different lives during the French Revolution. Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder star in dual roles as the twins -- one pair noble, the other peasants. Numerous instances of mistaken identity ensue as the twins try to escape the guillotine and avoid capture by the malevolent Duke d'Escargot (Victor Spinetti). Bud Yorkin directs this boisterous spoof.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2  1970  3.6 ★ 570 mins TV Shows Rated: NR
With wacky skits, outrageous songs and pun-filled cartoons, this wildly popular children's series from the 1970s made learning silly and fun. This compilation includes some of the show's best episodes and all its favorite recurring characters. Look for Letterman, the far-too-literal superhero, and Easy Reader, who helps kids discover the joy of words. The talented cast includes Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno.


Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx  1970  2.8 ★ 88 mins Comedies Rated: PG
Irish outsider Quackser Fortune (Gene Wilder), who earns his living collecting manure and selling it as fertilizer, faces major changes in his life when he falls in love with American exchange student Zazel (Margot Kidder) and a new city ordinance threatens his job. When Zazel loses interest in him and the pressures of the modern world begin to mount up, Quackser's only option for survival is to finally try to fit in.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2  1970  3.5 ★ 570 mins Television
With wacky skits, outrageous songs and pun-filled cartoons, this wildly popular children's series from the 1970s made learning silly and fun. This compilation includes some of the show's best episodes and all its favorite recurring characters. Look for Letterman, the far-too-literal superhero, and Easy Reader, who helps kids discover the joy of words. The talented cast includes Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 1  1970 142 mins Television Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: 12, 73, 150, 166 and 197.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 2  1970 142 mins Television Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: 223, 227, 230, 232 and 253.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 3  1970 142 mins Television Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: 322, 375, 502, 27A and 35A.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 4  1970 142 mins Television Rated: NR
This disc includes the following episodes: 57A, 60A, 77A, 105A and 122A.


Start the Revolution Without Me  1970  3.2 ★ 91 mins Classics Rated: PG
After a midwife accidentally mixes up two sets of twins, the mismatched pairs grow up to live very different lives during the French Revolution. Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder star in dual roles as the twins -- one pair noble, the other peasants. Numerous instances of mistaken identity ensue as the twins try to escape the guillotine and avoid capture by the malevolent Duke d'Escargot (Victor Spinetti). Bud Yorkin directs this boisterous spoof.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 1  1970 142 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: 12, 73, 150, 166 and 197.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 2  1970 142 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: 223, 227, 230, 232 and 253.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 3  1970 142 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: 322, 375, 502, 27A and 35A.


The Best of The Electric Company: Vol. 2: Disc 4  1970 142 mins Television
This disc includes the following episodes: 57A, 60A, 77A, 105A and 122A.


Quackser Fortune Has a Cousin in the Bronx  1970  2.8 ★ 88 mins Comedy Rated: PG
Irish outsider Quackser Fortune (Gene Wilder), who earns his living collecting manure and selling it as fertilizer, faces major changes in his life when he falls in love with American exchange student Zazel (Margot Kidder) and a new city ordinance threatens his job. When Zazel loses interest in him and the pressures of the modern world begin to mount up, Quackser's only option for survival is to finally try to fit in.


The Producers Nominated For/Won Awards 1968  3.6 ★ 90 mins Classic Movies Rated: PG RT:93%  until 01-Jan-2025
Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.


The Producers Nominated For/Won Awards 1968  3.6 ★ 90 mins Classics Rated: PG  until 01-Jan-2025   
Rapacious but lovable producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) hasn't had a hit in years when, quite by accident, he and his meek, neurotic accountant, Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder), come up with a plot to oversell shares in a surefire flop musical and make off with the profits. The catch is that their cash cow, "Springtime for Hitler," is the worst show ever written. Mel Brooks directs this comic gem that inspired the Broadway musical of the same name.


Bonnie and Clyde Nominated For/Won Awards 1967  3.7 ★ 111 mins Action & Adventure Rated: R RT:89%  until 01-Jan-2025 
Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered the mold when it came to crime pictures, layering comedy onto mayhem and youthful criminality. Gene Wilder makes his big-screen debut.


Bonnie and Clyde  1967  3.7 ★ 111 mins Classics Rated: R
Serial bank robbers, sometime lovers and folkloric heroes Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) barrel across Depression-ravaged America on a shooting spree that ends in a deadly rain of bullets and tragedy. Directed by Arthur Penn, this stylish and sexy film shattered the mold when it came to crime pictures, layering comedy onto mayhem and youthful criminality. Gene Wilder makes his big-screen debut.

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