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The Comic (1969)

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Narrated from his own coffin, the story concerns the mercurial rise and fall of a silent-film clown and vaudeville star (Dick Van Dyke). A chance rediscovery gives him an attempt to put himself back in the spotlight.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Carl Reiner, Aaron Ruben, Aaron Ruben
In Theaters:
Columbia Pictures


Dick Van Dyke
as William Simon aka Bi...
Michele Lee
as Mary Gibson
Mickey Rooney
as Martin 'Cockeye' Van...
Cornel Wilde
as Frank Powers
Steve Allen
as Himself
Ed Peck
as Edwin C. Englehardt
Gavin MacLeod
as Director
Fritz Feld
as Armand
Jerome Cowan
as Lawrence
Carl Reiner
as Al Schilling
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All Critics (3)

It's the kind of pic that you wanted to be better than it turned out, nevertheless even if it lets you down there's enough that's fascinating to keep you tuned in.

Full Review… | August 3, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Custard mixes with arsenic in Reiner's bright meditation on slapstick

Full Review… | October 23, 2013

It's hard not to admire the film for its peculiar tone.

Full Review… | June 2, 2008
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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