The New Pictures, Dec. 5, 1949

Always Leave Them Laughing (Warner) is a schmalzy backstage film that has been knowingly tailored to Milton Berle's measure. Previous movies in which TV's favorite entertainer has appeared not only robbed him of his special brand of comedy but left most of Berle on the cutting-room floor. This attractively bedraggled production allows the Berle style full rein, for better or worse. As a result, Berle comes through as a powerfully unkempt personality—the prototype of the life-of-every-party.

Suggesting a left-handed biography of Berle himself, the story catalogues the rise to television fame of a...

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