The Ballad of Louie the Louse (1959)

A slimy loan shark is mistakenly believed to have died and a newspaper reporter writes a kind, if erroneous, obituary about his life. The loan shark decides to reform and try to live up to the kind things that were written about him.

Director:

Greg Garrison

Writer:

Nat Hiken
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Phil Silvers ... Louie
Eddie Albert ... Paul Hughes
Betsy Palmer ... Tina Adams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Royal Beal Royal Beal
John C. Becher John C. Becher
Heywood Hale Broun
Gerald Hiken Gerald Hiken
Pert Kelton ... Beggar Mary
Leo Liebman Leo Liebman
Paul Lipson Paul Lipson
Marguerite Shaw Marguerite Shaw
Ed Sullivan ... Special Bit
Mike Wallace
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Storyline

A slimy loan shark is mistakenly believed to have died and a newspaper reporter writes a kind, if erroneous, obituary about his life. The loan shark decides to reform and try to live up to the kind things that were written about him.

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Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1959 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Be Mean To The Old Folks
Written by Gordon Jenkins and Nat Hiken
Performed by Pert Kelton
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