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Tobo the Happy Clown (1965)

70 min | Comedy, Family

TOBO THE HAPPY CLOWN is a kiddie-matinée compilation feature with a circus theme. Producer Ed Finney (billed as "Eddie Finn") plays Tobo, and supplies the voice of the miniature puppet "Tobo, Jr." The film's various episodes involve Tobo ...See moreTOBO THE HAPPY CLOWN is a kiddie-matinée compilation feature with a circus theme. Producer Ed Finney (billed as "Eddie Finn") plays Tobo, and supplies the voice of the miniature puppet "Tobo, Jr." The film's various episodes involve Tobo playing fireman, inventing a time machine, and photographing wild animals. Finney also includes random silent footage of comedies and dramas with a circus background. Comedian El Brendel narrates an episode taken from WILD OYSTERS, a Charley Bowers stop-motion comedy of 1940. Gloria Jean and Nina Varela are seen in stock footage from Finney's 1959 production LAFFING TIME; neither actress appears in the new TOBO footage. Written by Scott MacGillivray See less
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Directors
Edward Finney | William Rowland (new scenes) (as William A. Rowland)
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Editor
Edward Finney (as Edward Frank)
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Updated Nov 25, 1965

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1966 (United States)

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Edward Finney
Tobo - circus clown / Puppet Tobo Jr. (voice) (as Eddie Finn) Tobo - circus clown / Puppet Tobo Jr. (voice) (as Eddie Finn)   See fewer
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Gloria Jean
Sally - Tobo's wife (archive footage) Sally - Tobo's wife (archive footage)   See fewer
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El Brendel
Narrator of "mouse family" sequence (archive footage) Narrator of "mouse family" sequence (archive footage)   See fewer
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Nina Varela
Tobo's mother-in-law (archive footage) Tobo's mother-in-law (archive footage)   See fewer
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Billy Bevan
Mack Sennett comedian (archive footage) Mack Sennett comedian (archive footage)   See fewer
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Jane Carty
Twin girl (archive footage) Twin girl (archive footage)   See fewer
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Harry Gribbon
Mack Sennett Comedian (archive footage) Mack Sennett Comedian (archive footage)   See fewer
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Janette Carty
Twin girl (archive footage) Twin girl (archive footage)   See fewer
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Ben Turpin
Mack Sennett comedian (archive footage) Mack Sennett comedian (archive footage)   See fewer
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