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Carl Reiner’s 1969 film The Comic stars Dick Van Dyke as Billy Bright (the film’s original title), a character inspired in part by the life of  an aspiring silent film comedian who ultimately ends up ruining his career due to his troubled and self-destructive nature. Co-starring Michele Lee and Mickey Rooney, The Comic is a film that most contemporary audiences are not aware of. Rarely (if ever) aired on television or cable, the film received both VHS and laserdisc releases in the 1980’s and 1990’s, respectively. Audiences will have their chance to see the film on a big screen on November 20, 2012 when the New Beverly in Los Angeles presents a rare screening of the movie. Actor Dick Van Dyke and director Carl Reiner are due to make personal appearances at the screening.

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