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Enter Laughing (1967)

A young would-be actor seeks his first break.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison B. Marlowe (as Jose Ferrer)
Mrs. Emma Kolowitz
Angela Marlowe
Mr. Foreman
Mr. Morris Kolowitz
Harry Hamburger
Linda aka Miss B
David Kolowitz
Mr. Schoenbaum
Clark Baxter
Danny Stein ...
Spencer Reynolds

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David Kolowitz, a nice young man living with his parents in New York City in 1938, works at a machine repair shop. His parents want David to study to become a pharmacist. But what he really wants is to be an actor like his idol, Ronald Colman. One day, at his friend Marvin's suggestion, David tries out for a part in a play, and gets it, despite his obvious lack of acting experience (not to mention ability). True, it's a rather small part in a low-rent production. Leading the troupe is a washed-up, alcoholic actor who hires David at the urging of his actress-daughter, who finds David "cute." To play his part, David must come up with his own costume - a tuxedo - and pay the house five dollars a week, ostensibly for tuition. But it is David's first acting job, one which calls for him to "enter laughing." And if it doesn't work out - well, there's always pharmacy school. Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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25 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Onde começa o sucesso  »

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Did You Know?


The role of David Kolowitz was originated on Broadway by Alan Arkin, who won a 1963 Tony Award as Best Featured Actor in a Play. Arkin also won a 1963 Theatre World Award. See more »


David admires a poster for the movie Lost Horizon, which was released in late Thirties when story takes place. But bottom of poster identifies movie as a re-release, something that wouldn't have taken place until years later. See more »


Pike: Thank God I'm an alcoholic.
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References A Tale of Two Cities (1935) See more »


Enter Laughing
by Quincy Jones, Mack David
Sung by Mel Carter
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My favorite funny movie.
21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw the last three quarters of this movie on TV in the early 70's. I couldn't stop laughing. I purchased the video several years ago, and after having seen the movie at least 3 or 4 time since, I still can't stop laughing. It's easily the funniest movie I've ever seen, and it didn't get nearly the recognition it should have /I guess the Viet Nam war numbed our funny bones back in 1967/. This movie should be brought back in an updated, digitized format. If anyone goes to see it - prepare to laugh. Also, besides being a very funny movie, it's also a very cute movie than everyone will enjoy. It's hard to believe that this movie was made almost 40 years ago. It just goes to show that real humor is ageless. Many would think that comedian Don Rickles would be the funny one in this film, but it turns out that Jose Ferrer and Jack Gilford are the real funny men. I could go on and on about this film - get a copy of it and enjoy. You'll see what I mean.

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