In the annals connected with infamous never-released movies, there is The Day the Clown Cried then there is everything else.
The film, focused, co-written, and starring Jerry Lewis, is made in 1972 and shelved permanently. Why? The particular given reasons consist of source to resource, from rights concerns to legal battles. There’ersus also the matter of this being a Jerry Lewis film about a bumbling German clown (named Helmut Doork!) who leads Jewish children into the gas slot provided during the Holocaust. By Lewis’ personal admission, the finished movie was a blunder. For years, he vowed that no one might ever see The Day your Clown Cried. And so far, very little one has. The handful of souls who have managed to track down the ultra-rare copy have only grown the movie’s legenary reputation as an epic boondoggle manufacturers like which has never recently been seen in movie history (like The Simpsons star Harry Shearer, who referred to it as a “perfect object” involving awfulness).
Lewis repressed The Day the Clown Cried for many years, but now, out of thin air, bad-movie lovers have renewed hope of viewing this disaster. Pursuing up on a tidbit buried in a Los Angeles Times report about the Library associated with Congress, The New York Post reports that the Selection has acquired Lewis’s entire archive connected with film material, including a print of The Day the Clown Cried, on the condition how the Library not increase the risk for film available for 10 years. Starting in June 2024, The Evening the Clown Cried…
…will be open to scholars for viewing in the research center at the 45-acre Packard Campus within Culpeper, Va., and will be demonstrated to the public in the 205-seat theatre.
A theatrical release isn’testosterone levels forthcoming (the Lewis real estate still owns this film’s rights, and will almost certainly keep the film from wider flow), but come 2024 if you’re able to get your butt in order to Virginia, you will be able to see perhaps the most famous film of all time.
So that is my new existence goal: Live for at the least 10 more several years (and possibly relocate to the DC area). If I can do that, I’m able to see The Day the Clown Cried. At the same time, here’s some scarce behind-the-scenes footage from the firing of the film: