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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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Eddie Eagen
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Mrs. Gracie Kennedy Washburn
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Elliott Montgomery
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Monte Wilson
Ransom M. Sherman ...
Henry 'Hank' Richards (as Ransom Sherman)
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Julie Adams
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Wally Vernon - Comic
Cecil Stewart & His Royal Rogues ...
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Comet Pen Salesman
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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

Kipling 'Kip' Cooper: From now on I'm standing on my own two feet. My name may never light up Broadway, but at least I'll be playin' Kip Cooper!
Nancy Eagen: You're the only one I know who'd take the part!
[throws her drink right in his face]
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper: Thanks, I needed that drink.
[wipes his face with his handkerchief and walks out]
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Referenced in Texaco Star Theatre: Episode #2.11 (1949) See more »

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Chinatown, My Chinatown
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Music by Jean Schwartz
Played during the plate spinning bit
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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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