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Merry Andrew (1958)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 4 April 1958 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
... Andrew Larabee
... Selena Gallini
Salvatore Baccaloni ... Antonio Gallini (as Baccaloni)
... Matthew Larabee
... Dudley Larabee
Patricia Cutts ... Letitia Fairchild
Rex Evans ... Gregory Larabee
... Mr. Fairchild
... Vittorio Gallini
... Constable
... Giacomo Gallini
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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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4 April 1958 (USA)  »

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(Perspecta Sound) (Westrex Recording System)

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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: Britannia rules the waves, but never waives the rules.
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Soundtracks

Chin Up, Stout Fellow
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by Bill Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton)
Reprised by The Larabees and Walter Kingsford
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Innocent joy and laughter ring true, with Danny Kaye's talent.
27 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

One of Danny Kaye's best, without the need to twist his tongue. The sheer innocence of life shines throughout this film. It needs to be added to the D.V.D. arena, as it deserves to be. It was an unexpected delight to observe, as a child, and to share as time passed on. Graceful as ever, be he swinging around with clowns, or dancing to the skills shared by Micheal Kidd, Danny is a joy to behold. It doesn't matter that this film was produced prior to my birth, for it stands on it's own values, as valid entertainment. It continues to prove that love and laughter remain timeless. Joshing along, and learning to sing with these adorable songs grew so easy, as well. There might be more to this little musical the second time around, for the next viewer, as well.


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