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The Comedy Man

Directed by Alvin Rakoff
United Kingdom, 1964
Comedy, Drama


Charles Byrd has spent his adult life living the life of an unsuccessful actor, but now that he’s reached middle age, he’s becoming fed up with his starving bohemian bachelor existence, should he sell out and make a name for himself through bit TV parts and advertisements? Or should he quit acting?

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The Comedy Man Directed by Alvin Rakoff

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  • Rosina Rossini's rating of the film The Comedy Man

    Oh the misogyny of 60's British Cinema. As a woman, you're either a "free spirit", meaning you have multiple sex partners and never request monogamy from any of them, and therefore your worth as a woman is lessened, or you're a "nag, a ball and chain". Meanwhile, the males are free to be the grown up children they are. "You may look like a bastard, but you don't fool me, you are a bastard." Surprisingly honest.

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