Newswire: Only 10 more years until we can see The Day The Clown Cried

Aside from Harry Shearer, who saw it at a private screening in 1979 and has said about the experience, “This movie is so drastically wrong…that you could not, in your fantasy of what it might be like, improve on what it really is,” almost no one has seen The Day The Clown Cried. But a lot of people have heard about the film, which stars Jerry Lewis as a clown who gets sent to a concentration camp after publicly mocking Hitler and is eventually tasked with leading children to the gas chambers, Pied Piper-style.

Every rumor about the film grows its legend: Patton Oswalt tells the story of doing a live read of the script in a tiny black-box theater, only to be served a cease and desist letter by an enraged producer. Tales of a remake—alternately starring Chevy Chase, Robin Williams, and Richard Burton—flew in Hollywood …

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