Leave 'Em Laughing

Leave 'Em Laughing
Type TV Movie
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 2hr
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Completed
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mickey Rooney Actor Jack Thum 1 1000001
Anne Jackson Actor Shirlee Thum 1 1000002
Allen Garfield Actor Dr Arthur Abrams 1 1000003
Elisha Cook Jr. Actor Jetter 1 1000004
Michael LeClair Actor Tom 1 1000005
William Windom Actor Smiley Jenkins 1 1000006
Red Buttons Actor Roland Green 1 1000007
Carol Ann Susi Actor Gina 1 1000008
Bruce French Actor McClain 1 1000009
DeVoreaux White Actor Ralph 1 1000010
Adrienne Kingman Actor Alice 1 1000011
Jan Stratton Actor 1st Nurse 1 1000012
Candy Mobley Actor 2nd Nurse 1 1000013
Gary Miller Actor Jeff 1 1000014
Joseph Pon Actor Ringmaster 1 1000015
Dick Paxton Actor Man 1 1000016
Dione Paray Actor Trapeze Lady 1 1000017
William McCabe Actor Clown 1 1000018
Danny Lance Actor Zooky 1 1000019
Scotty Lance Actor Zooky 1 1000020
Jackie Cooper Director n/a 2 2000001
Chuck Fries Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Alan Sacks Producer supervising producer 3 3000002
Julian Fowles Producer n/a 3 3000003
Paul Harrison Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Cynthia W Mandelberg Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Peggy Chantler Dick Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Howard R Schwartz Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Jerry Dronsky Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jimmie Haskell Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jimmie Haskell Song n/a 120859 8000002
Stanley Ralph Ross Song ("Wear a Smile") 120859 8000003
Mickey Rooney Song Performer n/a 120788 8000004
Ned Parsons Art Director art direction 183 9000001
Frank Tauss Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Gail Viola Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Bill Nelson Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Lou Mann Other sets 120795 26000001
Synopsis
Mickey Rooney is real-life clown Jack Thum who, with his devoted wife Shirlee, cared for dozens of homeless children --37 of them over the years--in the Chicago area, all of whom come back to visit when they discover he's terminally ill. The film reunited Rooney with another former child star from the MGM days, director Jackie Cooper. They had worked together as teenagers in "The Devil Is a Sissy" in 1935 and later as adults in "Everything's Ducky" in 1961.