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Egotistical vaudevillian Bill Miller basks in the limelight with his successful musical-comedy act, but his success is due to his unheralded second banana.

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Bill Miller is an unsuccessful Broadway performer until his handlers convince him to enhance his act with a stooge - Ted Rogers, a guy positioned in the audience to be the butt of Bill's jokes. But Ted begins to steal the show. Bill's girlfriend and his pals tell him to make Ted an equal partner. Complications occur, while Bill sings and Ted gets the laughs. Written by erasmus

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A RIOTOUS MUSICAL RAMPAGE! (original print ad - all caps)

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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31 December 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Prügelknabe  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Though filmed in 1951, it was held up release till 1953 because Paramount was unsure of its box office appeal due to its extensive dramatic moments. See more »

Quotes

Theodore 'Ted' Rogers: Well, my mother loves me.
Bill Miller: I'll bet she was disappointed. I'll bet she wanted a child.
Theodore 'Ted' Rogers: She got one. Look up the records. I was born at Mercy Hospital.
Bill Miller: Were you sick?
Theodore 'Ted' Rogers: No, I wanted to be near my mother.
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Featured in Jerry Lewis - König der Komödianten (2006) See more »

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I Feel a Song Coming On
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Lyrics by Dorothy Fields and George Oppenheimer
Music by Jimmy McHugh
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Lewis and Martin, a couple to remember

Funny man Jerry Lewis is Ted Rogers and Dean Martin is Bill Miller in this Norman Taurog comedy from 1953.Dean's character gets angry when the clown gets all the attention, something that happened in the real life too.In 1956 these two split up.The Stooge is a marvelous Martin and Lewis picture.It's impossible to get bored while watching a Lewis and Martin movie.The movie has also some serious moments but the drama and comedy are well balanced in the movie.There's a lot of singing in this movie and it's amazing to see Jerry and Dean on stage entertaining people.Polly Bergen is wonderful playing Dean's love interest Mary Turner. Jerry Lewis is one of my favorite comedians of all time and after he stopped clowning with Dean he did very well alone.The master turned 75 years old the 16th day of March and it would be great if he still made some great comedies just like he did in the 50's and 60's. But you can laugh during these old movies of his and The Stooge is a must see for all the fans of Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin.


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