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The Joker Is Wild (1957) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Charles Vidor.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by James Van Heusen; Lyrics by Sammy CahnWon

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The Joker is Wild (1957)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 26, 2018 From 4 Star Films

It required quite the journey to make it to this film, starting out with a different joker entirely. My introduction to comedian Joe E.?Lewis happened because of the late, great Jerry Lewis. Revisiting his life and work I made the discovery that the comedian changed his name to avoid confusion with ... Read full article

The Joker Is Wild (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 25, 2016 From Flickers in Time

The Joker Is Wild Directed by Charles Vidor Written by Oscar Saul from a book by Art Cohn 1957/USA AMBL Productions First viewing/Amazon Prime This OK biopic features Sinatra at the top of his game. The movie begins in 1920’s Chicago where Joe E. Lewis (Sinatra) is a popular singer in a spe... Read full article

The Joker Is Wild (Charles Vidor, 1957)

By Judy on Nov 16, 2013 From Movie Classics

I’ll be writing about a few Frank Sinatra films between now and the end of the year – I can’t promise to update very frequently, but hope to cover a few movies.?After having seen little-known biopic The Joker Is Wild on TV recently, I just can’t understand why it isn’t ... Read full article

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In real life, Danny Cohen owned the club in which Joe E. Lewis first worked. When Lewis defected for more money, Cohen gave mobster Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn (real name: Vincenzo Antonio Gebhardi), a lieutenant in Al Capone's mob, a 25% share in the club in return for his persuading Lewis to stay. McGurn's method of persuasion was the beating which Lewis received.
For some unknown reason, Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn is portrayed in this film as "Tim Coogan."
The song "June in January" was sung by Bing Crosby in the movie using his image behind a screen.
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