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Gene Wilder

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Death of a SalesmanDeath of a Salesman (1966) Recommended
Dir. Alex Segal
Feat. James Farentino, Mildred Dunnock, George Segal
A 1966 teleplay adaptation of Arthur Miller's classic Pulitzer Prize–winning play, often thought one of the definitive versions. Lee J Cobb…
Producers, TheProducers, The (1968) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel
Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel cavort in Mel Brooks' first (and best?) film, a Broadway–musical satire highlighted by the classic 'Springtime for…
Start the Revolution Without MeStart the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Dir. Bud Yorkin
Feat. Donald Sutherland, Gene Wilder, Hugh Griffith
Cult favourite has Donald Sutherland and Gene Wilder playing identical twins in pre–revolution France.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate FactoryWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) Recommended
Dir. Mel Stuart
Feat. Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson
Roald Dahl adapts his own book for this lively, almost psychedelic musical adaptation about a boy's desire to see inside a chocolate factory run by…
Best of the Best of the Electric Company, TheBest of the Best of the Electric Company, The (1971-1977) Recommended
Feat. Bill Cosby, Morgan Freeman, Rita Moreno
A generous selection of excerpts from the long–running 1970s children's TV show, which mixed up its educationalist intentions (especially…
Blazing SaddlesBlazing Saddles (1974) Recommended
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder
Classic Mel Brooks spoof–Western that almost killed the genre off!
Young FrankensteinYoung Frankenstein (1974) Recommended
Dir. Mel Brooks
Feat. Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Teri Garr
One of Mel Brooks' best is this on–target parody of Mary Shelley's gothic legend and especially James Whale's classic 1930s film versions.…
Little Prince, TheLittle Prince, The (1974)
Dir. Stanley Donen
Feat. Richard Kiley, Bob Fosse, Gene Wilder
The classic childern's story by aviator Antoine de Saint–Exupery is here translated with whimsy and wit intact. A pilot is stranded in a desert…
Thursday's GameThursday's Game (1974)
Dir. Robert Moore
Feat. Gene Wilder, Bob Newhart, Ellen Burstyn
Well regarded made–for–TV buddy movie. Acquaintances Gene Wilder and Bob Newhart, deeply mired in parallel mid–life crises,…
American Film Theatre - RhinocerosAmerican Film Theatre - Rhinoceros (1974)
Dir. Tom O'Horgan
Feat. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black
Possibly the least appreciated of the American Film Theatre adaptations, this version of Eugene Ionesco's fable of totalitarianism is in fact perhaps…

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