GenreDocumentary, Comedy, Music Music directorT. Jans Duration CountryU.S.
CastBette Midler WriterBette Midler, Bruce Vilanch Release dateSeptember 26, 1980 (1980-09-26) Similar moviesGet Bruce (1999), The Big TNT Show (1966), TAMI Show (1964), Lets Spend the Night Together (1983), The Song Remains the Same (1976)
TaglineA National Treasure Chest
Divine Madness is a 1980 American concert film directed by Michael Ritchie, and featuring Bette Midler during her 1979 concerts at Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California. The 94-minute film features Midler's stand-up comedy routines as well as 16 songs, including "Big Noise from Winnetka", "Paradise", "Shiver Me Timbers", "Fire Down Below", "Stay with Me", "My Mother's Eyes", "Chapel of Love/Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Do You Want to Dance", "You Can't Always Get What You Want/I Shall Be Released", "The E-Street Shuffle/Summer (The First Time)/Leader of the Pack" and "The Rose".
Richie filmed four of Midler's concerts on the tour and cut them together to look like one. Divine Madness was released in 1980 to relative critical success. The tracks "Shiver Me Timbers" and "Rainbow Sleeve" were edited out of the home video version. Divine Madness has been re-released on DVD but as yet only in the US.
Divine madness 1980 tv spot
For further info see Divine Madness (Bette Midler album)