The Comic (Billy Bright)
The Comic (Billy Bright) (1969)

Narrated from his own coffin, the story concerns the mercurial rise and fall of a silent-film clown and vaudeville star (Dick Van Dyke). A chance rediscovery gives him an attempt to put himself back in the spotlight.

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: November 19, 1969
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's the kind of pic that you wanted to be better than it turned out, nevertheless even if it lets you down there's enough that's fascinating to keep you tuned in.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Custard mixes with arsenic in Reiner's bright meditation on slapstick

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's hard not to admire the film for its peculiar tone.

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