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King of Comedy, The

We suspect Jerry Lewis agreed to appear in this just so he could associate himself with the title in at least some aspect, cos outside France everyone just thinks he’s a pain in the arse who used to get carried by Dean Martin. Or is that just us? Worryingly though, in this particular feature it’s Lewis who’s the star acting Robert De Niro off the screen for great stretches. When did he learn to act, then? Between takes in ‘The Caddie’?

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  1. Richard Davies

    August 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    This was one film that had a lot of behind the scenes conflict between the production team & the studio, leading to at least 2 final cuts & not being entered for the Oscars when it had a chance to win something.

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