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
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  • Release Date: 1969-11-19
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 94 min

Michele Lee

Mary Gibson

Dick Van Dyke

William Simon aka Billy Bright

Mickey Rooney

Martin "Cockeye" Van Buren

Cornel Wilde

Frank Powers

Nina Wayne

Sybil Atlas

Pert Kelton

Mama Bell

Steve Allen

Steve Allen
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