A group of greedy clowns tear up the countryside in search of buried treasure in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) featuring an all-star cast including Spencer Tracy, Sid Caesar, Milton Berle & Jonathan Winters.
Actors Gena Rowlands and Peter Falk remember working with director John Cassavetes on A Woman Under The Influence (1974) in the TCM original documentary, Edge of Outside (premieres 7/5 at 8 & 11:30 pm ET).
Marian (Barbara Rush) surprises Robbo (Frank Sinatra) by seeking vengeance for the murder of her father Big Jim (Edward G. Robinson) in director Gordon Douglas' Robin and the Seven Hoods, 1964.
Still in the Maltese Falcon segment of Neil Simon's loving Bogart send-up, Peter Falk as San Francisco gumshoe Lou Peckinpaugh, following the murder of his partner, meets Madeline Kahn as multi-phasic Carmen, Mary Astor and many others, in The Cheap Detective, 1978.
Writer and director John Cassavetes' improbable and fascinating opening, Peter Falk, who was the film's main financier, as Nick, with his construction crew, taking a firm and futile stand, in A Woman Under The Influence, 1974, starring Gena Rowlands.
After being cleared in court, Robbo (Frank Sinatra) hits the streets with Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn's signature tune My Kind of Town in Robin and the Seven Hoods, 1964.
Writer Neil Simon now taking his Bogart tribute character Lou Peckinpaugh (Peter Falk) full throttle into the Casablanca mode, introducing David Ogden Stiers, Scatman Crothers, Nicol Williamson the Nazi, but mostly Eileen Brennan as chanteuse Betty DeBoop, in The Cheap Detective, 1978.
Milton Berle and Buddy Hackett appear in this previously unseen commercial created by Stan Freberg for It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963).
Actor Steve Buscemi talks about his experience working with director Robert Altman on Kansas City (1996) in the TCM original documentary, Edge of Outside (premieres 7/5 at 8 & 11:30 pm ET).
Editor Thelma Schoonmaker recalls working with director Martin Scorsese on Raging Bull (1980) in the TCM original documentary, Edge of Outside (premieres 7/5 at 8 & 11:30 pm ET).
Scenes introducing Dick Charleson (David Niven) and wife Nora (Maggie Smith,) then Sidney Wang (Peter Sellers) and son (Richard Narita), summoned to a mysterious gathering, in Neil Simon's Murder By Death, 1976.
Writer Neil Simon opens the follow-up to the genre parody Murder By Death, with schtick for San Francisco cops Vic Tayback and Abe Vigoda, with loose Maltese Falcon elements, setting up for Peter Falk, who'll play the lead in the Bogart tribute mash-up The Cheap Detective, 1978.
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies low under an assumed name in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.
Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret: he can see two minutes into the future. Sick of the government and scientific interest in his gift, he lies low in Vegas, performing cheap tricks and living off small-time gambling "winnings." But when a terrorist group threatens to detonate a nuclear device in Los Angeles, government agent Callie Ferris must use all her wiles to capture Cris and convince him to help her stop the cataclysm.
Las Vegas magician Cris Johnson can see a few minutes into the future. When he has a vision of L.A. being incinerated in a nuclear holocaust, Cris realizes he could hold the key to saving millions of lives - if he can avoid capture by government agents.
The legendary Peter Falk is irresistible in a life-affirming comedy to die for that also stars Laura San Giacomo, David Paymer and Judge Reinhold. On the eve of his 90th birthday, eccentric, celebrated stage actor Morris Applebaum (Falk) summons his three grown children to his Manhattan apartment for a festive shindig no one will ever forget. Because when the party's over, Morris intends to make his "final exit". No, he's not ill or suffering from depression; he just wants to go out the way he's lived: on his own terms.
A famed stage actor (Peter Falk) reunites his family for a party, and plans to commit suicide afterwards, unless they are able to convince him not to.
Ben's dad Sam (Academy Award-nominee Peter Falk "The Princess Bride," "A Woman Under the Influence") shows up one night with a note from Ben's mother (Sam's wife of 46 years) (Academy Award-winner Olympia Dukakis - "Away from Her," "Moonstruck"), that she has left. While Ben's wife and his three sisters try to find her, Ben (Golden Globes-nominee Paul Reiser TV's "Mad About You," "Beverly Hills Cop") takes Sam on a day trip to see a farmhouse that's for sale. The day trip turns into a road trip while dad and son explore their past, their relationship, and why Sam's wife might have left him. The road trip includes fishing, drinking, playing pool, sleeping under the stars, and frank discussion. Anger simmers close at hand, as do love and hope. Where Sam's wife is - and why she left - leads to the movie's resolution.
After 47 years of marriage, Ben's mother unexpectedly leaves her husband. Hysterical antics ensue as Ben and Sam strengthen their father/son relationship.
Join host Jon Favreau and the cast of "Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show" for a special 50th episode of the Emmy-nominated series "Dinner for Five."
After noticing that his head writer Jerry has been slacking off lately, Larry realizes that he knows little about his show's staff. Pressing Beverly for detail, he is told that Jerry has been having sex on the set with Sally, a new employee on the show. Learning that he was the only one who didn't know about the affair, Larry demands that Arthur help him become more connected with his staff and, going to see Jerry himself, asks him to rethink his romance with Sally or risk losing his job. While dictating a column for his fan club newsletter, Hank inadvertently tells Darlene to print his observations about Jerry and Sally's having sex in the parking lot. After witnessing the spectacle in the parking lot, too, Larry agrees to fire the head writer himself. However, listening to Jerry plead his case, Larry agrees to give him another chance. Meanwhile, when they are unable to resist each other, Jerry and Sally are spotted by guest Peter Falk having sex in the balcony during the show. After they are called into Larry's office, Jerry is shocked to find that Sally has taken a job in New York in order to be closer to her boyfriend. Then, in the wake of a violent argument between Jerry and Phil, Larry seeks out Arthur's help, insisting that he be distanced from the personal problems of his staff. Finally, when he discovers the mix up in the newsletter, Hank panics upon learning that Darlene is already sending them out to his fans.
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Clive Revill guest-stars as a charming Irish poet whose verse belies his deadly scheme for homicide and arms smuggling.
When a famous psychiatrist's friend is mauled to death by the psychiatrist's Doberman pinschers, Columbo suspects it's not an accident. Kim Cattrall and Ed Begley Jr. guest star.
After network television executive Mark McAndrews is killed, Columbo suspects his ambitious assistant (and lover) who was passed over for promotion. Trish Van Devere and Lainie Kazan guest star.
After a chef is killed, Columbo discovers that a famous food critic expects bribes from restaurant owners for good reviews. Louis Jourdan, Richard Dysart, France Nuyen and Mako guest star; Oscar winner Jonathan Demme directs.
Columbo investigates when an award-winning crime writer's nephew is found murdered several months after his wife's killing. Ruth Gordon and Mariette Hartley guest star.
When a genius businessman is found murdered at the clubhouse for a Mensa-like organization, Columbo has dozens of brilliant witnesses. Samantha Eggar, Theodore Bikel, Sorrell Booke and a very young Jamie Lee Curtis guest star.
Columbo investigates a museum curator after her brother is found murdered in the museum their family runs. Joyce Van Patten and Celeste Holm guest star.
Actor Ward Fowler, who plays a television detective, matches wits with Columbo after Claire Daley, his producer and ex-lover, is murdered. William Shatner guest stars.
When retired ship builder Commodore Swanson is murdered on the eve of selling his company, suspicion falls on his son-in-law, Charles, who's been running things -- until Charles turns up dead, too. Robert Vaughn and Diane Baker guest star.
Columbo investigates after Cabaret of Magic club owner Jesse Jerome dies during a water tank escape illusion performed by celebrated magician the Great Santini. Jack Cassidy and Robert Loggia guest star.
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