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The Clown

Original title
The Clown
Year
Running time
91 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Leonard Praskins, Martin Rackin (Story: Frances Marion)
Music
David Rose
Cinematography
Paul Vogel (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Genre
Drama | Alcoholism. Circus. Remake. Clowns
Synopsis / Plot
Once a famous Ziegfeld star, Dodo Delwyn, is reduced to playing clowns in burlesque and amusement parks as a result of his drinking. His son Little Dink idolizes Dodo and faithfully believes in a comeback. He persuades "Uncle" Goldie, Dodo's agent in the good old days, to find a booking for Dodo. He can't, and Dink is sent to live with his remarried-and-wealthy mother, Paula. The unhappy Dink runs back to his father. His welcome return gives Dodo the courage needed to try a knockabout TV show offered by Goldie.
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