Wednesday, April 8, 2015

High Anxiety

Mel Brooks directs and stars in this homage/parody of Alfred Hitchcock films, although Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn do the usual job of stealing the film from him. If you're looking for a gag-a-minute free-for-all of Hitchcock parodies in the style of Brooks' classic films The Producers, Blazing Saddles, or Young Frankenstein, you're going to be disappointed. But if you're looking for a plethora of comb overs, well, you've come to the right place. Was there some sort of law enacted during the seventies that required men of a certain age to wear the dubious hairstyle? I don't know, but Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, and Dick Van Patten all sport impressive comb overs in this film, and they're worth the price of admission.

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