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?
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
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
[to a young up-and-coming comic
How many years do you think a comic has to knock around before he can learn his trade? The broken down joints he has to starve in and sometimes finish in to? Ever been to Asbury Park, New Jersey on a Labor Day weekend? Ever try to get laughs from an audience that just finished a heavy dinner? Been sitting around on hard chairs swatting mosquitoes watching the temperature climb to 90 degrees? Well, Kip has and, believe me, it was murder.
Valse des rayons
From "Le papillon"
Music by Jacques Offenbach
Played when Nancy chases Kip during the "You're Too Intense" number See more