High Anxiety is a 1977 comedy film produced and directed by Mel Brooks, who also plays the lead. This is Brooks' first film as a producer and first speaking lead role . Veteran Brooks ensemble members Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman and Madeline Kahn are also featured. The film is a parody of suspense films, most obviously the films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Vertigo in particular. The movie was dedicated to Hitchcock, who sent Brooks a case containing six magnums of 1961 Château Haut-Brion wine, to show his appreciation. Brooks' character, Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke, arrives as new...
|Release date:||December 25, 1977|
|Directed by:||Mel Brooks|
|Editor:||John C. Howard|
|Music by:||John Morris|
|Screenplay by:||Mel Brooks, Barry Levinson, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca|