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The Clown (1953)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 January 1953 (USA)
Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully ... See full summary »

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Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully believes in a comeback. He persuades "Uncle" Goldie, Dodo's agent in the good old days, to find a booking for Dodo. He can't, and Dink is sent to live with his remarried-and-wealthy mother, Paula. The unhappy Dink runs back to his father. His welcome return gives Dodo the courage needed to try a knockabout TV show offered by Goldie. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll cry...You'll laugh...You'll love it!

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O Palhaço  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The ballet sequence in this film is taken from "Bathing Beauty", a 1944 MGM musical in which Red starred opposite Esther Williams See more »

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Made me cry!
3 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Just a kid when I saw this movie. Red Skelton should have got a good review for his part. To have made me cry, as a kid, not bad for a comic.


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