1/29/15

JERRY V. JUDY--'GET CRAPPY'


Next up from the 1956 trainwreck 'Jerry Lewis Just Sings' is the abominable version of Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler's masterful mock-spiritual "Get Happy" (posted above). Jerry's performance is reminiscent of someone's uncle at the Bar Mitzvah after-party who normally doesn't drink but, after a glass of wine, decides to get up and perform with the band. Below I've 'eased the bite of it' with the ultimate "Get Happy" performance--Judy Garland's from "Summer Stock." This experiment in Jerry tolerance is almost over so, as Otto Preminger once screamed into the face of an actor, "RELAX!!!"


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2 comments:

  1. Hey, Ray.

    City Island got mentioned on a site that lists the top 25 movies you should see but probably haven't:

    http://www.highexistence.com/25-spectacular-movies-you-probably-havent-seen-part-2/

    :)

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  2. That's nice, though I'm getting a little tired of that distinction. I'm ready to be listed on the "movies you've seen but you probably shouldn't have bothered with" sites :)

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