The Comic

  • 1969
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This halfhearted attempt to depict the silent era of motion pictures features Van Dyke in an unconvincing portrayal of an egocentric movie comic who is an amalgam of Harry Langdon, Buster Keaton, and Stan Laurel. Early success leads to carousing, drinking, and eventual self-ruination. Van Dyke abuses his friend Rooney (who wears a contact over one eye to...read more

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(Movie Clip) Be Funny!
Vaudeville comedian Billy Bright (Dick Van Dyke) preparing for his first movie shoot, with co-star and wife-to-be Mary (Michele Lee) and director Fran (more…)
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Narrating from his casket, silent film comic Billy Bright (Dick Van Dyke) on his wedding with co-star Mary (Michele Lee) and the movies that followed, (more…)
(Movie Clip) Yankee Yokel
From a montage of his silent movie hits, the deceased Billy Bright (Dick Van Dyke) narrates into a Civil War comedy with sidekick Cockeye (Mickey Roon (more…)

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  • Review: This halfhearted attempt to depict the silent era of motion pictures features Van Dyke in an unconvincing portrayal of an egocentric movie comic who is an amalgam of Harry Langdon, Buster Keaton, and Stan Laurel. Early success leads to carousing, drinking,… (more)

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