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The Comic (1969)

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94 min | Drama, Comedy

Story of a brilliant silent-film comic whose talent is overshadowed by his ego.
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Updated Nov 19, 1969

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Nov 19, 1969 (United States)

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Dick Van Dyke
William Simon aka Billy Bright William Simon aka Billy Bright   See fewer
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Michele Lee
Mary Gibson Mary Gibson   See fewer
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Mickey Rooney
Martin 'Cockeye' Van Buren Martin 'Cockeye' Van Buren   See fewer
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Cornel Wilde
Frank Powers Frank Powers   See fewer
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Nina Wayne
Sybil Atlas Sybil Atlas   See fewer
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Pert Kelton
Mama Bell Mama Bell   See fewer
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Steve Allen
Steve Allen Steve Allen   See fewer
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Ed Peck
Edwin G. Englehardt Edwin G. Englehardt   See fewer
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Jeannine Riley
Lorraine Margaret Bell Lorraine Margaret Bell   See fewer
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Gavin MacLeod
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Jay Novello
Miguel Miguel   See fewer
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Craig Huebing
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Paulene Myers
Phoebe Phoebe   See fewer
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Fritz Feld
Armand Armand   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
Lawrence Lawrence   See fewer
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Isabel Sanford
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Carl Reiner
Al Schilling Al Schilling   See fewer
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Frank Adamo
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Lillian Adams
Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Priscilla Ann
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Robert Ball
Mike Fields (uncredited) Mike Fields (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rex Benson
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Mel Berger
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Jack Berle
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Frank Biro
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William Boyce
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Linda Burton
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Luis Delgado
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Lynn Fields
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Harry Fleer
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Billy Jr. (uncredited) Billy Jr. (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angel Pine
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6.7 / 10 | 536 votes