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Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

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

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Storyline

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 Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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We're Berle-ing them Over!

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Comedy | Drama

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26 November 1949 (USA)  »

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Naurukoulu  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kipling 'Kip' Cooper: [to the audience] This young lady I'm about to introduce is the very beautiful coloratura soprano, Madame Rosee. Here she is.
Madame Rosée: [Comes on stage irately] It's about time. I was a young girl when this first started.
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper: You'll never live to be as old as you look.
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Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #2.11 (1949) See more »

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I Wonder What's Become of Sally
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Played at the Canal Street Boys Club, sung by Eddie Parks and danced by Arabella
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What a great FIlm
16 April 2005 | by (Harrison, Michigan) – See all my reviews

I came across this movie at 4am on TCM. What a Missing Gem of a movie. Unlce Milton Burl was at the top of his Form in this film. True like some comments have said the Skits were old even in "48" and Unlcle Milton used the skits on his Long Running TV show. I know this because I grew up watching him on Reruns. Too Bad someone doesn't bring this out on DVD it show cases a Classic Comic in his Prime would love to hear his Commentary on this Movie. By the everyone says this is Milton Burls only Movie. Have we already forgotten the Great "Mad Mad Mad Mad World"?????????? He did a great job in that movie as well but at a different point in his life.


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