Jerry Lewis - Rare Film Footage Of Jerry Lewis' The Day The Clown Cried Surfaces Online

Subscribe to Jerry Lewis alerts

Previously unseen footage of Jerry Lewis' infamous movie The Day The Clown Cried has surfaced online, 31 years after the legendary comedian pulled the film from release.

The funnyman wrote, starred in and directed the 1972 picture, about a clown who is arrested and forced to lead Jewish children into the gas chamber during the Holocaust, but he was unhappy with the finished product and vowed never to share it with fans.

Speaking about the failed project earlier this year (13), Lewis, now 87, said, "In terms of that film, I was embarrassed. I was ashamed of the work and I was grateful that I had the power to contain it all and never let anybody see it. It was bad, bad, bad. It could have been powerful, but I slipped up... It will never be seen."

However, a clip unearthed from a Flemish news show has now emerged on, in which Lewis appears in costume as the clown. Other scenes depict him giving directions behind the camera.


Tags: Jerry Lewis

Subscribe to Jerry Lewis alerts

More Jerry Lewis

Polly Bergen, US Actress Known For 'Cape Fear', Has Died Aged 84

Polly Bergen, the US actress best known for her roles in such classic films as Cape Fear and for her television appearances on The Sopranos...

Quentin Tarantino At Cannes: "Digital Projection Is The Death Of Cinema"

Quentin Tarantino has spoken out again about the changes and development in cinema since his youth. Digital Vs. traditional technology continues to be a hot...

Jerry Lewis Is Still Not A Fan Of Female Comedians

Jerry Lewis say wha-??? The beloved comedian has earned his right to an opinion in the standup world, but his latest statement had more than...


Jerry Lewis' Controversial Clown Film Footage Released After 41 Years

Acclaimed entertainer and director Jerry Lewis has seen footage of a film he helped make 41 years ago surface online after he swore it would...

Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese Reunite For King Of Comedy Screening At Tribeca Film Festival

The King of Comedy is thirty years old and to celebrate the momentous anniversary, the star of the mad-cap kidnap comedy Robert De Niro decided...

Gary Lewis Slates His Father Over His Brother's Death

Gary Lewis, the pop star son of comedian Jerry Lewis, has blamed his father for the death of his younger brother. The 1960s Gary Lewis...



Jerry Lewis Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Jerry Lewis

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All