The Comic (1969) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Carl Reiner and produced by Carl Reiner.
Uncovering the comic side of WellesBy vp19 on Aug 8, 2013 From Carole & Co.
One reason Carole Lombard hit it off so well with Orson Welles (although, alas, as is the case with Carole's friendships with Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck and others, no joint photo is known to exist) is that both had terrific senses of humor. (Remember, Lombard may have been a candidate to star in... Read full article
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In his autobiography, Carl Reiner said he intended this as a vehicle for Dick Van Dyke who had, on the set of their TV show, often expressed the wish that he had been working at the same time as comedy legends such as his hero Stan Laurel.
While starring in The Dick Van Dyke Show, Van Dyke called up Stan Laurel to ask for permission to do a Laurel & Hardy bit in an episode. Laurel told him that neither he nor Hardy's heirs owned the rights to the characters. Van Dyke and Reiner were horrified that Laurel didn't even own the rights to his own face, and this picture is the result.
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