The Clown

76
  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama Comedy
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 91 min
In this tragicomedy based on MGM's classic The Champ, Skelton portrays Dodo Delwyn, a once-great comedian whose gambling and boozing have reduced him to fairground clowning. Time Considine (former Mouseketeer and My Three Sons star) plays Dodo's... read more
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In this tragicomedy based on MGM's classic The Champ, Skelton portrays Dodo Delwyn, a once-great comedian whose gambling and boozing have reduced him to fairground clowning. Time Considine (former Mouseketeer and My Three Sons star) plays Dodo's eight-year old son, who is wise beyond his years. He inspires Dodo to strive again for stardom...this time in that exciting new medium called television.

Original Release

01/16/1953

US Release

01/16/1953

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Cast

Red Skelton Dodo Delwyn
Jane Greer Paula Henderson
Tim Considine Dink Delwyn
Loring Smith Benjamin Y. 'Goldie' Goldenson
Philip Ober Ralph Z. Henderson
Lou Lubin Little Julie
Fay Roope Doctor Strauss / Dr. Strauss
Eddie Marr Television Director
Jonathan Cott Floor Director
Don Beddoe Gallagher
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Directors

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers

Frances Marion, Leonard Praskins, Martin Rackin

Cast

Red Skelton Dodo Delwyn
Jane Greer Paula Henderson
Tim Considine Dink Delwyn
Loring Smith Benjamin Y. 'Goldie' Goldenson
Philip Ober Ralph Z. Henderson
Lou Lubin Little Julie
Fay Roope Doctor Strauss / Dr. Strauss
Eddie Marr Television Director
Jonathan Cott Floor Director
Don Beddoe Gallagher
Steve Forrest Young Man
Walter Reed Joe Hoagley
Monya Andre Convention Dinner Guest
David Bair TV Pageboy
Billy Barty Billy - Coney Island Midget / Billy
Linda Bennett Judy Henderson
George Boyce Attendant
Paul Bradley Maitre D'
Leonard Bremen George
Jules Brock Ballet Dancer

Producers

Editors

Gene Ruggiero

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