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Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama  -  26 November 1949 (USA)
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A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.

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Fay Washburn
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Eddie Eagen
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Grace Hayes ...
Mrs. Gracie Kennedy Washburn
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Elliott Montgomery
Lloyd Gough ...
Monte Wilson
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Henry 'Hank' Richards (as Ransom Sherman)
Iris Adrian ...
Julie Adams
Wally Vernon ...
Wally Vernon - Comic
Cecil Stewart & His Royal Rogues ...
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Storyline

Kip Cooper, a successful comedy star and the hot 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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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26 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Naurukoulu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

In the audition scene with Virginia Mayo, Berle imitates an upper-crust type, wearing a monocle and a robe or smoking jacket with an Art Deco-esque print. This unusual-looking garment was used in a movie at least once previously. It was worn by Monty Woolley in The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Gracie Kennedy Washburn: I'm not the girl I used to be. I'm beginning to think I never was.
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Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #2.11 (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wonder of It All
(1949) (uncredited)
Written by Sammy Cahn
Sung by the ensemble in "The Wonder of It All" show
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Vaudeville meets the Movies
2 June 2000 | by (BOSTON , MA) – See all my reviews

This is not much of a story but it is a GREAT chance to see 2 Old-Timers, Berle & Lahr , do some classic routines , that were so familiar the audience, they could have followed along word for word. Inside info says they both couldn't stand each other but it doesn't show in the work ! I know Uncle Miltie has had his time in the spotlight but I hope someone says "Thanks " before he's gone !


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