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An unofficial remake of , The Clown concerns Dodo Delwyn (Red Skelton), a down-and-out performer with abundant and obvious talent, but also a self-destructive tendency to overindulge his drinking and gambling habits. Once a Ziegfeld headliner, Dodo is now lucky to get jobs playing a clown at cheap amusement parks and even cheaper burlesque. Dodo's addictions cost him his marriage, but he somehow is able to maintain custody of his son Dink (Tim Considine), whose love for and faith in his father knows no bounds. Dink and Dodo's desperate need for each other is threatened when Dink's mother -- married again and capable of providing him with a better life -- reappears and explains that she wants to take care of the boy herself. Dink goes behind his father's back to locate his old agent, and begs him to help Dodo; but the agent cannot do anything. Dink goes away with his mother, but is miserable and runs back to his father. The agent, meanwhile, has managed to wrangle a TV show for Dodo -- and now that his son is back and needs him, Dodo resolves to find the courage to take up this offer and make a success of it. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

  • Release date:October 28, 2011

Cast

Red Skelton
as Dodo Delwyn
Tim Considine
as Dink Delwyn
Jane Greer
as Paula Henderson
Loring Smith
as Goldie
Philip Ober
as Ralph Z. Henderson
Lou Lubin
as Little Julie
Fay Roope
as Dr. Strauss
Walter Reed
as Joe Hoagley
Jonathan Cott
as Floor director
Don Beddoe
as Gallagher
Steve Forrest
as Young Man
Billy Barty
as Dundee
George Boyce
Lennie Bremen
as George
Charles Calvert
as Jackson
Steve Carruthers
as Maitre d'Hotel
Joe Evans
Ned Glass
as Danny Dayler
Sandra Gould
as Bunny
John Heasley
Robert Heasley
as Twin
Al Hill
Donald Kerr
Jess Kirkpatrick
as Sergeant
Lucy Knoch
as Girl
Forrest Lewis
as Pawnbroker
Mickey Little
as Lefty
Eddie Marr
as Television Director
Tony Merrill
as Ad-Libber
Helene Millard
as Miss Batson
Shirley Mitchell
as Mrs. Blotto
Gil Perkins
as Dundee
Lee Phelps
as Sergeant
Karen Steele
as Blonde
Brick Sullivan
as Stagehand
Jimmy Thompson
Martha Wentworth
as Neighbor
Wilson Wood
as Wardrobe Man
Mary Foran
as Heavy Girl
Cy Stevens
as Makeup Man
Allen O'Locklin
Barry Regan
as Dice Player
Mickey Golden
as Attendant
Tony Merrill
as Ad-Libber
Mickey Golden
as Attendant
Barry Regan
as Dice Player
Forrest Lewis
as Pawnbroker
Lucy Knoch
as Girl
Ned Glass
as Danny Dayler
Karen Steele
as Blonde
Charles Calvert
as Jackson
Gil Perkins
as Dundee
Eddie Marr
as Television Director
Lennie Bremen
as George
Billy Barty
as Dundee
Mickey Little
as Lefty
Shirley Mitchell
as Mrs. Blotto
Cy Stevens
as Makeup Man
Martha Wentworth
as Neighbor
Steve Carruthers
as Maitre d'Hotel
Jess Kirkpatrick
as Sergeant
Lee Phelps
as Sergeant
Helene Millard
as Miss Batson
Mary Foran
as Heavy Girl
Robert Heasley
as Twin
Sandra Gould
as Bunny
Brick Sullivan
as Stagehand
Wilson Wood
as Wardrobe Man

Crew

Robert Z. Leonard
Director
Martin Rackin
Screenwriter
Frances Marion
Screen Story
Leonard Praskins
Adaptation by
Leonard Praskins
Screenwriter
Paul Vogel
Cinematographer
Gene Ruggiero
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
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