The Comic

The Comic (1969)

A funny new motion picture that tells Hollywood like it was!

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1969-11-19
  • User Rating: 9/10 from 3 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 34min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Acre Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
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An account of the rise and fall of a silent film comic, Billy Bright. The movie begins with his funeral, as he speaks from beyond the grave in a bitter tone about his fate, and takes us through his fame, as he ruins it with womanizing and drink, and his fall, as a lonely, bitter old man unable to reconcile his life's disappointments. The movie is based loosely on the life of Buster Keaton.

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Writing Carl Reiner Screenplay
Directing Carl Reiner Director
Production Carl Reiner Producer
Editing Adrienne Fazan Editor
Art Walter M. Simonds Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Guy C. Verhille Costume Design
Sound Jack Elliott Original Music Composer
Camera W. Wallace Kelley Director of Photography
Art Morris Hoffman Set Decoration
Writing Aaron Ruben Screenplay
Production Aaron Ruben Producer