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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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Henry 'Hank' Richards (as Ransom Sherman)
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Wally Vernon - Comic
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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

An early cast list included Henny Youngman, Benny Baker and Red Buttons, but they were not seen in the movie. 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

Nancy Eagen: You're not a comedian. You're just an imitation all the way through.
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Connections

Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #2.11 (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
aka "Here Comes the Bride"
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played near the end
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Great Comics Who Become Great Dramatic Actors
4 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Robin Williams, Tom Hanks, and Jack Lemon. I bet you can think of others.

Unfortunately, Berle ain't one of them. Bert Lahr doesn't do so well either.

It is great to see some of his old acts but some of them don't hold up.


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