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The Clown (1953) was a Drama Film directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced by William H. Wright.

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Shakes the Clown

By Barry P. on Mar 17, 2016 From Cinematic Catharsis

(1992) Written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait; Starring: Bobcat Goldthwait, Julie Brown, Tom Kenny, Blake Clark, Adam Sandler, Kathy Griffin and Robin Williams; Available on DVD Rating: *** "I remember going on the `Today' show and debating a clown… I couldn't care less about... Read full article


Koko the Clown

By Brandy Dean on Mar 30, 2013 From Pretty Clever Films

You don’t talk early animation without talking Max Fleischer and you don’t talk Fleischer without talking Koko the Clown. After Windsor McKay proved that animated characters could be popular in their own right and before Felix the Cat proved they could be box office stars, you find Koko ... Read full article


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In part for its obvious publicity value, MGM had interest in casting Jackie Cooper's son John in the role his father had created in The Champ some twenty years before. He was favorably screen-tested and was to be billed as "Jackie Cooper Jr." But his father, well-versed in the pitfalls of child acting, objected to obligating the boy to a contract with the studio. Young Cooper was only six anyway, and his age made the casting a stretch, despite the good screen test. Tim Considine, several years older, was selected.
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