About the film
The Sid Caesar Collection : The Magic of Live TV
Release Date: June 20, 2000
|Slogan||:||«Classic Comedy from Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour»|
|Production Companies||:||Creative Light Entertainment|
|Producers||:||Sid Caesar, Peter Jaysen, Rich Tackenberg, Scott Zakarin|
One of the greatest comedians of early television, Sid Caesar hasn't had his work shown in perennial reruns, so it's especially gratifying to see a collection of his classic sketches released on video, with Caesar himself introducing the material. Besides being a truly gifted comic, Caesar benefited from having some brilliant supporting players, including Carl Reiner, Imogene Coca, and Nanette Fabray. Some of his illustrious writers, including Neil Simon, Woody Allen, and Mel Brooks, appear in interviews setting up the sketches. The sketches themselves include some all-time classics such as Caesar and company playing the figurines populating a medieval town clock (a brilliant bit partly written by Neil Simon and his brother, Danny, who reminisce after the sketch).