The Joker Is Wild: Frank Sinatra plays Joe E. Lewis, a famous comedian of the 1930s-50s. When the movie opens, Lewis is a young, talented singer who performs in speakeasies. When he bolts one job for another, the mob boss who owns the first speakeasy has his thugs try to kill Lewis. Lewis survives, but his vocal cords are cut and he cannot sing. Several years later, his buddy tracks him down and tries to help him with little success. That attempt, though, leads to Lewis meeting Letty Page (Jeanne Crain). They fall in love and she inspires him to follow up on an offer to become a comedian (a result of his buddy's failed attempt to rejuvenate his singing career). Lewis has problems, though. The assault that nearly cost him his life also helped turn him into an alcoholic and an inveterate gambler. These two character defects become the basis for his act and help to make him a smash success. Unfortunately, they also work to wreak havoc in his personal life.
|Ratings:||IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A|
|Released:||September 26, 1957|
|Actors:||Alan Paige Audrey Conti Barry Kelley Benny Burt Beverly Garland Bill Baldwin Bill Hickman Bill Meader Billie Bird Billy Snyder Cosmo Sardo Darlene Fields Dave White Dennis McMullen Dick Elliott Don Beddoe Donna Jo Gribble Dorothy Johnson Eddie Albert Edith Clair Edward Ingram Eleanor Roosevelt Eric Alden Eric Wilton Florine Carlan Frank Mills Frank Sinatra Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklyn Farnum George Offerman Jr Hank Henry Harold Huber Harold Miller Harriette Tarler Helene Marshall Howard Joslin HW Gim Jack Kenny Jackie Coogan James Cavanaugh James Cross Jan Bradley Jeanne Crain Joe Gray John Benson John Harding Kenner G Kemp Kit Guard Len Hendry Leon Martin Lorna Jordon Lucy Knoch Mabel Rea Mary Ellen Gleason Mary Treen Mike Mahoney Mitzi Gaynor Ned Glass Ned Wever Oliver McGowan And a bunch more ....|
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