Trivia / Silent Movie

  • Actor Allusion: All over the place. All of the stars are represented by their hobbies.
    • Paul Newman is in a racing wheelchair (at the time, he was car racing as a hobby).
    • Marty Feldman's character, Marty Eggs, is a personal allusion to Feldman's vegetarianism, which made him very fond of eggs.
  • Casting Gag: The only spoken word of dialogue in the entire movie comes from a mime.
  • The Danza: All three main characters count: Mel Brooks as Mel Funn, Marty Feldman as Marty Eggs, and Dom De Luise as Dom Bell.
  • Deleted Scenes: Brooks' biography states there was a scene in a restaurant where two giant lobsters pick out a human from a swimming tank to eat. Despite Mel and the crew loving it, the scene wasn't received well in the previews.
  • Production Posse: Double-layered. Feldman and DeLuise are part of Brooks' posse, and they're playing members of Brooks' character's posse.
  • Real-Life Relative: The pregnant woman they pick up at the beginning of the movie and drop off at the hospital is Dom De Luise's real wife Carol Arthur. It isn't a double-family member, though - she was not actually pregnant at the time. Their youngest son, David, had been born a few years previously.
    • There's also Mel Brooks' wife, Anne Bancroft.