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      Merry Andrew

      Released Mar 20, 1958 1h 43m Musical Comedy List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score 250+ Ratings When eccentric English teacher Andrew Larabee (Danny Kaye) needs a raise in order for his fiancée to marry him, his interest in archaeology leads him to an ancient statue's burial site. But when he finds a traveling circus directly above the statue's location, he accidentally becomes part of the act. With a newfound passion for performance and an attraction to the beautiful acrobat Selena (Pier Angeli), Andrew must decide what is truly important to him. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      David Vaughan Sight & Sound Merry Andrew (M-G-M) is the first film to be directed by Michael Kidd, and the latest vehicle for Danny Kaye. Unfortunately it is just that - another vehicle. Mar 30, 2020 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine The new Danny Kaye comedy isn't the best he has ever done but it's a genial and funny show. Jan 29, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Frances H Although Danny Kaye gives his usual good performance, this flick is far from his best vehicle. The songs don't have the memorable quality of Hans Christian Anderson and the plot is too simplistic. Circuses have rightly fallen into disrepute, since they treat animals so terribly with such cruelty, and this treatment makes them into psychopaths. Plus, the acts just cheap thrills, and clowns always made me uncomfortable, and for children they can often be scary. There is something rather tawdry about a circus and they have rightly fallen by the wayside, as has this movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 11/28/20 Full Review kevin w This Danny Kaye musical has our zany comic as an unorthodox English professor (with an on again, off again posh accent) pressured by his authoritarian papa (Noel Purcell) to be more like papa wants him to be. And he's gonna do it too, until a day trip to a nearby circus (home to cloying Anna Marie Pierangeli) changes everything. Predictable? You bet. First time director Mike Kidd keeps things moving overall though, but really comes into his own with the musical numbers, particularly the showpiece "Salut!", which is the main reason to see this, notwithstanding the comedy bits meant to showcase the only-a-moment-from-being-frantic Kaye. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Late-cycle MGM musical is a typical Danny Kaye vehicle, giving him plenty of room to exhibit his shtick; Michael Kidd directed and choreographed, with lackluster results except for one nice production number ("Salute"). Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review s r I enjoyed it, but a feel good movie was long over due. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Lackluster material mars this Danny Kaye vehicle. Not even a monkey can save this one. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member kaye brings the fun too bad he never got paired with doris day the queen of fun-just too too much fun i guess. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis When eccentric English teacher Andrew Larabee (Danny Kaye) needs a raise in order for his fiancée to marry him, his interest in archaeology leads him to an ancient statue's burial site. But when he finds a traveling circus directly above the statue's location, he accidentally becomes part of the act. With a newfound passion for performance and an attraction to the beautiful acrobat Selena (Pier Angeli), Andrew must decide what is truly important to him.
      Director
      Michael Kidd
      Production Co
      Sol C. Siegel Productions
      Genre
      Musical, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 20, 1958, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 1, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 43m
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