The Comedian (1957)

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Sammy Hogarth, a vaudeville comedian who now has his own TV show, is a ruthless egomaniac who demands instant obedience from his staff and heaps abuse on those in lesser positions than he is. His most vituperative behavior, however, is reserved for his weak-willed brother, Lester, who Sammy has hired as his assistant but who really uses him as his whipping boy.

Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 53% / Audience 27%

Rated Unrated,  1 hr 20 mins

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DIRECTION
John Frankenheimer
CAST
Mickey Rooney  •  Kim Hunter  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Mel Torme

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Mickey Rooney Sammy Hogarth
Kim Hunter Julie Hogarth
Edmond O'Brien Al Preston
Mel Torme Lester Hogarth
Constance Ford Connie
Whit Bissell Elwell
King Donovan The Director
Eddie Ryder Jake
H.M. Wynant Sonny
Michael Ross Masseur