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Always Leave Them Laughing (1949)

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116 min | Comedy, Drama

A young comic plays second-rate nightclubs and chintzy resorts in his struggle to break into the big time.
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Writers
Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | Jack Rose (screenplay) | Max Shulman (story) | Richard Mealand (story) & 2 more
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Updated Nov 23, 1949

Release date
Nov 26, 1949 (United States)

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Milton Berle
Kipling 'Kip' Cooper Kipling 'Kip' Cooper   See fewer
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Virginia Mayo
Nancy Eagen Nancy Eagen   See fewer
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Ruth Roman
Fay Washburn Fay Washburn   See fewer
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Bert Lahr
Eddie Eagen Eddie Eagen   See fewer
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Alan Hale
Sam Washburn Sam Washburn   See fewer
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Grace Hayes
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Jerome Cowan
Elliott Montgomery Elliott Montgomery   See fewer
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Lloyd Gough
Monte Wilson Monte Wilson   See fewer
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Ransom M. Sherman
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Iris Adrian
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Wally Vernon
Wally Vernon - Comic Wally Vernon - Comic   See fewer
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Cecil Stewart & His Royal Rogues
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O'Donnell & Blair
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Max Showalter
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Arabella
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Richard Avonde
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Edward Biby
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John Breen
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