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Zero Mostel


Panic in the StreetsPanic in the Streets (1950) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes
Early New Orleans–set Kazan noir, follows the hunt for a killer who may be spreading a bubonic plague. Tense, detailed examination of morality…
SiroccoSirocco (1951)
Dir. Curtis Bernhardt
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Zero Mostel
Standard–issue thriller, with Bogie playing a gun–runner who tangles with the Syrian authorities, French occupiers and an underground…
Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, AFunny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum, A (1966)
Dir. Richard Lester
Feat. Zero Mostel, Buster Keaton, Jack Gilford
Wild spoof–musical set in Roman times, is somewhat spotty but still generates plenty of comic gas courtesy of some old pros. Mostel plays a…
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…
Angel Levine, TheAngel Levine, The (1970)
Dir. Jan Kadar
Feat. Zero Mostel, Harry Belafonte, Ida Kaminska
In order to earn his wings Belafonte must convince the embittered Mostel that life still has value. Gentle yarn gets by chiefly on the charm of the…
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…
Once Upon a ScoundrelOnce Upon a Scoundrel (1973)
Dir. George Schaefer
Feat. Zero Mostel, A Martinez, Katy Jurado
Obscure Mostel comedy, in which the stone–faced comedian plays a cruel landowner in rural Mexico. Worth a look for fans.
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…
MastermindMastermind (1976)
Dir. Alex March
Feat. Zero Mostel, Bradford Dillman
Plenty of slapstick and movie in–jokes as Zero Mostel plays the fool in this enjoyably bizarre Charlie Chan detective spoof. Released in 1976.

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