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The Comedian ()


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Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his. His most vituperative behavior, however, is... See more »

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Sammy Hogarth
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Julie Hogarth
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Al Preston
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Lester Hogarth
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Connie
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Otis Elwell
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The Director
Eddie Ryder ...
Jake
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Sonny
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Masseur (as Mike Ross)
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Sig Frohlich ...
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Charlene James ...
Chorus Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Frankenheimer

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Ernest Lehman ... (novelette)
 
Rod Serling ... (written by)

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Martin Manulis ... producer

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Walter Scott Herndon

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Buck Henshaw

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James Clark ... associate director

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Robert Mott ... sound effects specialist (as Bob Mott)

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Tom Schamp ... lighting director (as Tom D. Schamp)

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Fred Steiner ... music supervisor

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Brooks Graham ... technical director
Peter Kortner ... story editor
Del Reisman ... associate story editor
Russell Stoneham ... assistant to producer

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Plot Summary

Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than his. His most vituperative behavior, however, is reserved for his weak-willed brother, Lester, whom Sammy has hired as his assistant but whom he really uses as his whipping boy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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  • The Comedian (United States)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia According to a behind the scenes documentary on the production, one day, Jack Benny wandered into a rehearsal of a scene where Mickey Rooney has to belittle costar Mel Tormé. Benny actually tried to break up the "argument", not knowing they were just reciting dialog. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval (1995). See more »

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