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David Kolowitz, a nice young man living with his parents in New York City in 1938, works at a machine repair shop. His parents want David to study to become a pharmacist. But what he really wants is to be an actor like his idol, Ronald Colman. One day, at his friend Marvin's suggestion, David tries out for a part in a play, and gets it, despite his obvious lack of acting experience (not to mention ability). True, it's a rather small part in a low-rent production. Leading the troupe is a washed-up, alcoholic actor who hires David at the urging of his actress-daughter, who finds David "cute." To play his part, David must come up with his own costume - a tuxedo - and pay the house five dollars a week, ostensibly for tuition. But it is David's first acting job, one which calls for him to "enter laughing." And if it doesn't work out - well, there's always pharmacy school.

  1. Carl Reiner

    Director, Writer

  2. Joseph Stein

    Writer

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  1. Reni Santoni

    Reni Santoni

    David Kolowitz

  2. José Ferrer

    José Ferrer

    Harrison B. Marlowe

  3. Shelley Winters

    Shelley Winters

    Mrs. Emma Kolowitz

  4. Elaine May

    Elaine May

    Angela Marlowe

  5. Jack Gilford

    Jack Gilford

    Mr. Foreman

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  • January 1, 1967
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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 52m

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