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Merry Andrew (1958)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 April 1958 (USA)
Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli).

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Andrew Larabee
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Matthew Larabee
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Letitia Fairchild
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Vittorio Gallini
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Downtrodden but creative English school-teacher (Danny Kaye) on archeological trip discovers joys of love and circus life with acrobat (Pier Angeli). Written by <Nicholas.palmer@chbs.mhs.ciba.com>

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The first and only film directed by choreographer Michael Kidd See more »

Goofs

Wires can be viewed twice: when Andrew's ringmaster costume inflates and he rises to the tent top and when Selena's brothers chase Andrew up to the trapeze. See more »

Quotes

Andrew Larabee: Britannia rules the waves, but never waives the rules.
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Soundtracks

Chin Up, Stout Fellow
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by Bill Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton)
Reprised by The Larabees and Walter Kingsford
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This Charming Man
6 September 2004 | by (Newcastle, England) – See all my reviews

Directed by top choreographer Michael Kidd, Merry Andrew makes for wonderful entertainment. By the late 50's,the golden era of movie musicals was practically over(Kidd himself starred in another great, late-period MGM musical-It's Always Fair Weather with Gene Kelly & Dan Dailey) Danny Kaye's film career was also in decline by 1958-amazingly 1956's The Court Jester was a costly financial failure, he never had another real hit and his film career was pretty much over by 1963. Merry Andrew isn't a typical Kaye vehicle (I wonder if it was even written with the star in mind?) There are no Sylvia Fine 'patter' songs and very little of the zany comedy at which the star excelled. Instead there are a handful of wonderful Johnny Mercer-Saul Chaplin songs, some great set-piece dance numbers courtesy of Michael Kidd and one of the most charming performances ever captured on film(from Danny of course) Danny Kaye is a treasure- without him this film would have been a minor movie, with him it's a classic.

This film should be made available on DVD. Why has Danny Kaye neglected when it comes to DVD? So few of his films are available.


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