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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).

Director:

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 »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den glade gøgler See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first and only film directed by choreographer Michael Kidd 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

Everything Is Tickety Boo
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye twice
Also whistled by Kaye and played in the score
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Danny Kaye finds love (and Pan) at the circus
30 July 2003 | by bedwards-1See all my reviews

I first saw "Merry Andrew" on a ship crossing the Atlantic from London to Halifax in 1960. Its one of the first films I remember seeing as a child and it left a great impression. Danny Kaye was simply amazing (a true clown) and Pier Anglei was absolutely beautiful. I've seen the film a few times since on television, but would love to add it to my collection and so I wait patiently for its release on video or dvd.


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