A Thousand Clowns

Travails of an “ex-vidscripter” (Variety, “terrif dialog”), a fool or a hack or a gagman for Chuckles the Chipmunk.

For Bosley Crowther of the New York Times, a play about “nonconformism” and better on the stage.

Chaplin’s The Kid and Capra’s A Hole in the Head are not mentioned in reviews, though Halliwell’s Film Guide (“nonconformist comedy”) cites You Can’t Take It With You. Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader), a notable expert, speaks of “shrewdly programmed entertainment.”