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Published on Jan 12, 2010
The infamous "lost" film of Jerry Lewis, which was buried due to a legal dispute between him and the writers of the original screenplay.
It tells the story of a self-centered circus clown, Helmut Doork, who is sent to a concentration camp after a drunken impersonation of Hitler. There, he befriends the Jewish children of the camp, and performs for them, angering the camp Commandant. He is accidentally sent with the children on a train to Auschwitz, and there, he is expected to lead the children, like a Pied Piper, to the gas chambers.
ACTUAL FILM CLIPS FROM THE "CLOWN CRIED" SET!
AN MPEG COMPILATION
CREATED AND EDITED BY SUBTERRANEAN CINEMA
Source: Biography Channel special on Jerry Lewis
Backing Music: a selection from Andrei Tarkovsky's SOLARIS
You can read two ultrarare screenplay drafts of this HOLY GRAIL of lost cinema on my website: