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 ... 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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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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The Happiest Show in Town! See more »


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The first and only film directed by choreographer Michael Kidd See more »

Goofs

At the end of the opening song, Andrew's academic robe gets tangled around the sprockets of the back wheel, causing him to fall. When he gets up, the robe is magically untangled. 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 Square of the Hypotenuse
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye and students
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Excellent!!!! Supurb !!!! Great Family Film
3 September 2001 | by patlongSee all my reviews

I have posted comments before on Merry Andrew, but I don't think I will do any harm by mentioning either the same or different!!! I remember when I first saw this Delightful film in Sydney in 1958. I was sixteen at the time. I have caught it once or twice on tv. I just wish someone would buy the rights to release it on commercial video? Even though it's over forty years old, I would rather go miles to watch it again than some of the other shall we say more questional material at theatres or on tv. I'm fortunate to have bought the s/track & have the movie on tape. Summing up: Excellent & Supurb Family Entertainment.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Merry Andrew 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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