Laugh, Clown, Laugh

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Film poster for Laugh, Clown, Laugh
Loretta Young and Lon Chaney.

Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 film about a clown in love with his adopted daughter.

Directed by Herbert Brenon. Written by Joseph W. Farnham, based on a play by David Belasco and Tom Cushing, based on a 1919 story Ridi, Pagliaccio by Fausto Martini.
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Tito Beppi: Some poor family with too many babes abandoned her - for the Saints to take care of.
Simon: You mean for us to care for! Give her to the orphanage - women bring bad luck!
Tito Beppi: No, Simon, what the Saints have sent, sinners can't refuse. I'm going to keep her!

Luigi: You know - I think you'd be good for me.
Tito Beppi: And I've been thinking - you'd be good for me.
Luigi: Shall we try...

Tito Beppi: The comedy... is... ended! [Tito dies onstage in Simon's arms]
Young girl: That's Flik on the floor.
Young boy: He's playing that he's dead.


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