Kip Cooper, a successful comedy star, is the hit of the nation starring on his own television show. His agent, in flashback, tells a young, inexperienced comedian how Cooper rose to the top, mostly running over others on the way. Copper was a small-time comedian who worked upwards through sheer aggressiveness. He double-crosses his sweetheart after she gets him a big break, lies, cheats and steals material in his efforts to succeed. But, he sees the light. Written by
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We're Berle-ing them Over!
Did You Know?
The "Fountain Pen Sketch" was taken from the hit musical (over 400 performances) that opened in New York in 1948, and starred Sid Caesar
. Max Showalter
, who performs that specialty number in this movie, was also in that opening night cast playing the same role, as well as others. See more
When Kip Cooper (Milton Berle) asks his agent Wilson (Lloyd Gough) to call Eddie Eagen (Bert Lahr) about replacing him in the show, Wilson picks up the phone and starts talking without dialing. See more
It's about time!
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper
I had to warm 'em up, didn't I? Did you hear me kill 'em?
What kid of anesthetic were you using?
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
In the score when Eddie reminisces about comics who are gone See more