It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Spencer Tracy (Capt. T. G. Culpepper)
Milton Berle (J. Russell Finch)
Sid Caesar (Melville Crump)
Buddy Hackett (Benjy Benjamin)
Ethel Merman (Mrs. Marcus)
Mickey Rooney (Ding Bell)
An all-star cast of crazies races across southern California in search of a cache of stolen cash.
This rather dilapidated example (built in 1916) is chartered by Melville and Monica Crump (Sid Ceasar and Edie Adams).
This well-equipped example (it has a wet bar), flown by Tyler Fitzgerald (Jim Backus), is chartered by Ding Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett).
Registration N63158, c/n 4037 ex USAAF light bomber modified as civilian Model 18 after the war.
Reg. N9330X blue Cessna 182E Skylane c/n 18253730 built in 1962.
Operated by the apparently fictional Crockett County Sheriff’s Department, this example initially tracks the Beech 18 flown by Tyler Fitzgerald.
Operated by an unidentified law enforcement agency, this example follows a car driven by two of the minor characters.
Various Background Aircraft
Several scenes are among or near airfields and then we can see lots of aircraft in the background. Here are some example of those guess in the distance.
(right) Cessna 150/152s.
(center) Perhaps a white Beechcraft B55 Baron?
Reg. N8897H North American Navion (NA-145) c/n NAV-4-897.
The V-tail of a Beechcraft Bonanza is easy to find among what seem to be (from left to right) a Cessna 150, a Stinson 108 (?), a blue and white Piper PA-28(-180 ?) Cherokee with (near the right hangars) a North American/Ryan Navion and an unidentified taildragger aircraft.