Enter Laughing (film)
|Directed by||Carl Reiner|
|Produced by||Carl Reiner
|Written by||Carl Reiner|
|Screenplay by||Carl Reiner
|Based on||Enter Laughing
by Joseph Stein
|Music by||Quincy Jones|
|Cinematography||Joseph F. Biroc|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Running time||112 minutes|
David Kolowitz (Santoni) works as a delivery boy and assistant for a machine shop in New York City in 1938, and is fascinated with the movies.
Despite the misgivings of his girlfriend Wanda (Janet Margolin), his parents (Winters and David Opatoshu) and his employer (Jack Gilford), David follows the suggestion of a friend (Michael J. Pollard) and becomes involved with an off-Broadway theater company run by Harrison B. Marlowe (Ferrer). He admires Ronald Colman so he uses the stage name "Donald Colman."
It is a margin operation that requires him to pay $5 a week for "tuition." Marlowe's daughter (May) takes a romantic interest in David, who perseveres despite a lack of acting talent and the hostility of Marlowe.
Overcoming all the difficulties, he makes his acting debut and his parents and girlfriend accept his new interest.
- Shelley Winters as Emma Kolowitz
- Jose Ferrer as Harrison B. Marlowe
- Elaine May as Angela
- Reni Santoni as David
- Don Rickles as Harry Hamburger
- Janet Margolin as Wanda
- Jack Gilford as Mr. Foreman
- Nancy Kovack as Miss B
- Richard Deacon as Pike
- Rob Reiner as Clark Baxter
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