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Leave 'em Laughing (1981)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 29 April 1981
Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality.

Director:

Jackie Cooper

Writers:

Cynthia Whitcomb (as Cynthia Mandelberg), Peggy Chantler Dick
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mickey Rooney ... Jack Thum
Anne Jackson ... Shirlee
Allen Garfield ... Dr. Abrahms (as Allen Goorwitz)
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Jetter
Michael LeClair Michael LeClair ... Tommy
William Windom ... Smiley Jenkins
Red Buttons ... Roland
Carol Ann Susi ... Gina
Bruce French
De'voreaux White De'voreaux White ... Ralph
Adrienne Kingman Adrienne Kingman ... Alice
Jan Stratton Jan Stratton
Candy Mobley Candy Mobley ... (as Candy Mobley)
Gary Miller Gary Miller
Joseph Pon Joseph Pon
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Mickey Rooney plays real-life clown Jack Thum. Thum and his wife cared for dozens of unwanted children. When Thum realizes he has terminal cancer, he falls apart and his wife must help him regain his innerstrength and deal with reality.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Alegria Não Pode Parar See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sentimental tale of clowns
9 October 2000 | by rudy-30See all my reviews

Mickey Rooney and Anne Jackson are marvelous together as a former famous clown and his wife. Mickey is dying, and would like to see his many adopted children once more. William Windom and Elisha Cook play former clowns/colleagues of Mickey's, while Red Buttons plays his hospital roommate. A warm feel-good film.


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