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 ... 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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Trivia

The term "merry Andrew" is British slang for a clown. 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

Salud
(1958) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Saul Chaplin
Performed by Danny Kaye, Salvatore Baccaloni and Pier Angeli
Reprised by all at the end
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Funny, feel-good flick
13 April 2003 | by calcsterSee all my reviews

I saw this film with the help of a student back in the eighties, who had taped it and had heard me mention the Pythagorean Theorem Song. It's pleasant and funny. With a song about the Pythagorean Theorem, how can you go wrong? "Mr. Chips", it is not, but nonetheless it is an enjoyable film. Hope they bring it to DVD someday. I've practically worn out my 4th generation VHS tape, showing my geometry classes the "Pythagorean Theorem Song".


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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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