Skip to comments.Footage of Controversial, Unreleased 1970s Jerry Lewis Film Turns Up on YouTube
Posted on 08/13/2013 7:50:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
The 1972 film The Day the Clown Cried was apparently such a disaster that it never saw the light of day, except for among a few people. Even decades later, actor and comedian Jerry Lewis, who directed and starred in it, said at the Cannes film festival this year no-one will ever see it because he is embarrassed by it.
But then over the weekend, rare scenes from the making of the film seem to have cropped up on YouTube.
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He is a hero in France.
Viva la.. Oh, nevermind.
The film has dutch subtitles.
This is the Holy Grail of bad Cinema.
Cancel my post! Wrong Jerry Lewis. 02 starved brain.
Hmmmmmm, very interesting I’m going to have to check this one out.
If you are unfamiliar with it....the details of this film are mind-blowingly surreal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_the_Clown_Cried
Now, I REALLY want to see Jerry LEE Lewis starring in “The Day the Clown Cried.”
I was gonna say....this was a very strange film for a Jewish comic to make. Even stranger then to send his son to a private Baptist school.
When the Jerry Lee Lewis film was in production, Mickey Rouke was being discussed as one of the possible actors for the lead. Some suit at the meeting was unclear on the film project and thought they were discussing Mickey Rourke as Jerry Lewis.
THere’s a joke I could make about “A Whole Lot a Shaking Going On,” but it would probably send me straight to hell.
Harry Shearer was one of the few who actually saw the whole movie, and his description of it made it sound so bizarre and wrong-headed.
Ever since reading that article, I wanted to see the movie so bad. This YouTube clip about the "making of" doesn't cut it.
I want to see Jerry the Clown leading the kids into the gas chamber, as I marvel at the idea that Jerry thought this scene was a good idea.
She makes me feel real loose, like a long necked goose!
“Just because they love Jerry Lewis in France, does that make him funny?”
All the more reason for the French to heap even more adoration on this “comedian”.
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