Jerry Lewis: The Day the Clown Cried
Today’s photo of the day is from the 1972 film, The Day the Clown Cried. It’s a powerful photo from a powerful (and devastatingly sad) film.
Plot: A circus clown (perfectly portrayed by Jerry Lewis… a much better actor than he is often given credit for) is imprisoned by the Nazis and follows Jewish children to their deaths.
The film and role were bold choices for Mr. Lewis and showcase just how much grit and guts the man had. He lived his life as a lovable clown, then flipped the script and showed us what it would look like when the clown’s heart broke completely.
It’s a film worth watching for anyone else who loves Jerry Lewis as much as I do. He did a spectacular job with acting and directing this film and was also one of the writers.