Kip Cooper, a successful comedy star, is the hit of the nation starring on his own television show. His agent, in flashback, tells a young, inexperienced comedian how Cooper rose to the top, mostly running over others on the way. Copper was a small-time comedian who worked upwards through sheer aggressiveness. He double-crosses his sweetheart after she gets him a big break, lies, cheats and steals material in his efforts to succeed. But, he sees the light.
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We're Berle-ing them Over!
Did You Know?
The "Fountain Pen Sketch" was taken from the hit musical (over 400 performances) that opened in New York in 1948, and starred Sid Caesar
. Max Showalter
, who performs that specialty number in this movie, was also in that opening night cast playing the same role, as well as others. See more
When Kip Cooper (Milton Berle) asks his agent Wilson (Lloyd Gough) to call Eddie Eagen (Bert Lahr) about replacing him in the show, Wilson picks up the phone and starts talking without dialing. See more
[In the hospital
You know this is the best house I ever played? The critic on the Medical Journal gave me four stethoscopes.
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper
Say, eh, you've got a great little wife here, Eddie.
So she keeps telling me.
Always Leave Them Laughing
Written by Sammy Cahn
and Milton Berle
Sung during the opening credits and first scene by Lynn Davis
, Lorinne Crawford
, Mary Castle
, Alice Wallace
and Nita Talbot
Reprised by them with Milton Berle
at the end
Variations in the score throughout See more