The Clown

Overview

An unofficial remake of The Champ, 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 ...
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Overview

An unofficial remake of The Champ, 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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2012
  • UPC: 883316508008
  • Original Release: 1953
  • Rating:

  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Academy Aperture (1.37:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 55,515

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Red Skelton Dodo Delwyn
Tim Considine Dink Delwyn
Jane Greer Paula Henderson
Loring Smith Goldie
Philip Ober Ralph Z. Henderson
Lou Lubin Little Julie
Fay Roope Dr. Strauss
Walter Reed Joe Hoagley
Jonathan Cott Floor director
Don Beddoe Gallagher
Steve Forrest Young Man
Billy Barty Dundee
Linda Bennett Judy
David Blair TV Pageboy
George Boyce
Lennie Bremen George
Charles Buchinsky Eddie
Charles Calvert Jackson
Steve Carruthers Maitre d'Hotel
George Pat Collins Mr. Christenson
Thomas P. Dillon Clancy
Joe Evans
Robert Ford Al Zerney
Al Freeman Man
Ned Glass Danny Dayler
Sandra Gould Bunny
John Heasley
Robert Heasley Twin
Al Hill
Donald Kerr
Jess Kirkpatrick Sergeant
Lucy Knoch Girl
Forrest Lewis Pawnbroker
Mickey Little Lefty
Eddie Marr Television Director
John R. McKee Counterman
Tony Merrill Ad-Libber
Helene Millard Miss Batson
Shirley Mitchell Mrs. Blotto
Roger Moore Man with Hogarth
Frank Nelson Charlie
Gil Perkins Dundee
Lee Phelps Sergeant
Vicki Raaf Woman
Paul Raymond Young Man
Danny Richards Jr. Herman
Karen Steele Blonde
Bob Stephenson Counterman
Brick Sullivan Stagehand
Jimmy Thompson
Martha Wentworth Neighbor
Wilson Wood Wardrobe Man
James W. Horan
Mary Foran Heavy Girl
Cy Stevens Makeup Man
Allen O'Locklin
Jerry Schumacher
Barry Regan Dice Player
Mickey Golden Attendant
Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frances Marion Original Story
Leonard Praskins Screenwriter
Martin Rackin Screenwriter
David Rose Score Composer
Wade B. Rubottom Art Director
Gene Ruggiero Editor
Paul Vogel Cinematographer
William H. Wright Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Clown
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [10:00]
9. Chapter 9 [10:00]
10. Chapter 10 [:59]
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Disc #1 -- The Clown
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