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?
In the audition scene with Virginia Mayo, Berle imitates an upper-crust type, wearing a monocle and a robe or smoking jacket with an Art Deco-esque print. This unusual-looking garment was used in a movie at least once previously. It was worn by Monty Woolley
in The Man Who Came to Dinner
(1942). 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
You're on your way up, Kip. They're probably shining a star for you right now. I just want to remind you there's a great tradition behind you.
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper
Why sure. That's how I started in the first place when I was a kid. Watching the great comics work.
Clink Your Glasses
Written by Sammy Cahn
Sung by the ensemble in "The Mountain Prince" show, including The Moroccans See more