Tommy Fawkes wants to be a successful comedian but his Las Vegas debut is a failure. He goes back to Blackpool, UK, where his father, also a comedian started and where he spent the summers of his childhood. He starts to search for a partner, a comic relief, with whom he can be famous.
Comedy. It's in the timing. It's in the material. But mostly, it's in the bones.
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Did You Know?
In a crucial mid-film scene Jack Parker (Lee Evans) appears at a small Blackpool nightclub as "Val Radio", performing a "dummy act". A Vaudeville term for an act where a comedian mimes in time to music or a recording. Jerry Lewis got his start performing a "dummy act" with phonograph records he played on stage. See more
In the opening scene on the fishing boat, Lee Evans is shot at and dives into the water. The long shot shows the boat is stationary in the water, when it should be moving, according to the plot. See more
Where were you born?
I wanted to be near to my mother.
Have you lived in Blackpool all your life?
Featured in Zomergasten: Episode #11.4
Music by Charles Trenet
Lyrics by Charles Trenet
Performed by Charles Trenet See more