The Comic (1969)

Director
Carl Reiner

Main cast
Dick Van Dyke; Michele Lee; Mickey Rooney; Cornel Wilde; Nina Wayne

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
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.


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