A filmed version of Phil Silvers' hit Broadway show about a television comic who tried to regain his ratings on TV.

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Jerry Biffle
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Betty Dillon
Danny Scholl ...
Cliff Lane
Judy Lynn ...
Sally Peters
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Vic Davis
Bradford Hatton ...
Mr. Parker
Johnny Coy ...
Tommy Phelps
Dick Dana ...
Danny
Joey Faye ...
Pinky
Johnny Trama ...
Little Man
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Moe
Gloria Smith ...
Featured Dancer
Walter Darewahl ...
Walter (as Walter Dare Wahl)
George Marcy ...
Featured Dancer (as George Marci)
Flash Hogan ...
Singing Dog (as 'Flash' Hogan the Singing Dog)
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A filmed version of Phil Silvers' hit Broadway show about a television comic who tried to regain his ratings on TV.

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22 February 1954 (USA)  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Film debut of Emmaline Henry. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Biffle: "He's in love" - that's why tenors were born.
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Referenced in The Muppet Show: Milton Berle (1977) See more »

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Be My Guest
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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Appreciating The Movie
26 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I believe the only current way to truely appreciate this movie is to get the soundtrack of the stage play on disc or CD and listen to it. It will certainly fill in a lot of the gaps and lessen the confusion when the VHS video is viewed. Somewhere I read that "A Word A Day" was never filmed; too bad, as it's a great number. Based on the soundtrack, which has surprisingly good fidelity (especially after listening to the video), one can envision the play, and possibly uncut movie, as having been very enjoyable. So after watching the video, close your eyes and listen to all the outstanding musical numbers on the soundtrack and envision the stage play as it was and movie as it should have been. Let's hope an full length print someday surfaces.


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