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Merry Andrew (1958)

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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Michael Kidd

Writers:

Isobel Lennart (screenplay), I.A.L. Diamond (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Danny Kaye ... Andrew Larabee
Pier Angeli ... Selena Gallini
Salvatore Baccaloni Salvatore Baccaloni ... Antonio Gallini (as Baccaloni)
Noel Purcell ... Matthew Larabee
Robert Coote ... Dudley Larabee
Patricia Cutts Patricia Cutts ... Letitia Fairchild
Rex Evans Rex Evans ... Gregory Larabee
Walter Kingsford ... Mr. Fairchild
Peter Mamakos ... Vittorio Gallini
Rhys Williams ... Constable
Tommy Rall ... Giacomo Gallini
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Storyline

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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His NEW Hit! A circus of FUN! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ask Cambazhanesi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sol C. Siegel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Perspecta Sound) (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The term "merry Andrew" is British slang for a clown. 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: He's always reminding me that when he was only six months old, he used to change his own diapers.
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Soundtracks

The Pipes of Pan
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye and chorus of schoolchildren
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A delightful film!
25 March 2000 | by galoisSee all my reviews

Andrew Larabee is a teacher with an obsession. He thinks that the statue of the mythological Pan is to be found at an archaeological 'dig'. When he goes to the 'dig' to investigate, he discovers a circus in residence - and meets the beautiful and vivacious Selena, with whom he falls in love. Due to a misunderstanding, there is an enforced engagement between Andrew and Selena - and the date, chosen for their wedding, just happens to coincide with the date chosen for the wedding between Andrew and Letitia Fairchild, to whom Andrew has been engaged for the past five years!


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