The Funny Men: Part 2 

In this part, the comedians of the sound era are looked at, including a sequence from another W.C.Fields short, "The Barber Shop"(1933), the Red Skelton feature "The Fuller Brush Man" (1948... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Haley Jr.

Writer:

Irwin Rosten
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Bud Abbott ... Himself (archive footage)
Edie Adams ... Dr. Irene Wilson (clip from Under the Yum Yum Tree (1963)) (archive footage)
Mischa Auer ... Himself (archive footage)
Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage)
Robert Benchley ... Himself (archive footage)
Edgar Bergen ... Himself (archive footage)
Milton Berle ... J. Russell Finch (clip from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)) (archive footage)
Joe E. Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Sid Caesar ... Melville Crump (clip from It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)) (archive footage)
Eddie Cantor ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage)
Lou Costello ... Himself (archive footage)
Joseph Cotten ... Narrator
Jimmy Durante ... Himself (archive footage)
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Storyline

In this part, the comedians of the sound era are looked at, including a sequence from another W.C.Fields short, "The Barber Shop"(1933), the Red Skelton feature "The Fuller Brush Man" (1948) and Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine from an Army-Navy screen magazine sequence. Also seen are Bob Hope at golf, Martin and Lewis greeting fans, and the car chase from "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" (1963) Written by WesternOne

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 1963 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Joseph Cotton introduces the programme on-screen, dressed in formal evening clothes. He describes some pretentious psychobabble about the deep meanings of humor, only to be slapped in the face with a whipped crème pie. See more »

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Features The Pharmacist (1933) See more »

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