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'The Comic' Van Dyke teamed with Carl Reiner, his "Dick Van Dyke Show" writer, for Reiner's film "The Comic" in Van Dyke played a silent-film comic with an ego problem.

'The Comic'  Van Dyke teamed with Carl Reiner, his "Dick Van Dyke Show" writer, for Reiner's film "The Comic" in 1969. Van Dyke played a silent-film comic with an ego problem.

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'The Comic' Van Dyke teamed with Carl Reiner, his "Dick Van Dyke Show" writer, for Reiner's film "The Comic" in Van Dyke played a silent-film comic with an ego problem.

Final moments of "The Comic" (1969) - Dick Van Dyke - YouTube

The Comic - Dick Van Dyke & Michele Lee Final moments of a rarely seen masterpiece about a fictional silent film actor.

Dick Van Dyke, my favorite actor since I watched Mary Poppins at age 3 :) I would LOVE I meet him more than anyone!

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The Comic, starring Dick van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney http://family-friendly-movies.com/comedy/the-comic/

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The Comic (1969) Joined by the film’s director Carl Reiner and his co-star Michele Lee, Van Dyke regaled the audience with stories about the making of the pitch black comedy about the rise and fall of fictional silent star Billy Bright in a film unfortunately has itself has stayed silent for far too long, last released on VHS in 1986 and other than the occasional appearance on TCM has remained securely in the vault.

Among the two comedy legends' greatest achievements, this searing 1969 Hollywood satire is never mentioned, but a recent special screening at Los Angeles' New Beverly Cinema revealed why it should be.

The show was an immediate hit and has been influential to all variety and sketch-comedy TV shows since. Carl Reiner, as creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show, based Morey Amsterdam's character Buddy Sorell on Brooks. Likewise the 1982 film My Favorite Year is loosely based on Brooks's experiences as a writer on the show and an encounter with aging Hollywood actor Errol Flynn.

Mel Brooks, left, and Sid Caesar in the film "Silent Movie", Photograph: Century Fox/Everett/Rex

The Comic (1969)

The Comic (1969)

Directed by Carl Reiner. With Dick Van Dyke, Michele Lee, Mickey Rooney, Cornel Wilde. Story of a brilliant silent-film comic whose talent is overshadowed by his ego.

Edward Everett Horton (18 de marzo de 1886 – 29 de septiembre de 1970) Great Character Actor.

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Stan Laurel (Ulverston, Lancashire, Reino Unido, 16 de junio de 1890-Los Ángeles, 23 de febrero de 1965) Laurel fue enterrado el 27 de febrero de 1965 en el cementerio de Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills de Los Ángeles. A su funeral, celebrado en la iglesia de los Hills de Glendale asistieron, entre otros, Buster Keaton, Hal Roach, Joe Rock y Leo McCarey. Dick Van Dyke (amigo y protegido de Stan) recitó su panegírico: Los pasillos del cielo estarán sonando con risas divinas.

Stan Laurel - Santa Monica, 23 febbraio 1965 "If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again!

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