The Comic (1969)

An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.

Directing:
  • Carl Reiner

Writing:
  • Aaron Ruben
  • Carl Reiner

Stars:
Release Date: 1969-11-19
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 94
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Martin "Cockeye" Van Buren
Steve Allen
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Dick Van Dyke
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William Simon aka Billy Bright
Michele Lee
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Mary Gibson
Cornel Wilde
Cornel Wilde
Frank Powers
Nina Wayne
Nina Wayne
Sybil Atlas
Pert Kelton
Pert Kelton
Mama Bell
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