Cinema: The Joker Is Wild

The Joker Is Wild (Paramount) depicts in no uncertain terms the horrors of the hard stuff. Joker is another saga of the sawdust trail, and will be enjoyed by people who enjoy watching drunks.

To others, this bottle biography may seem all the more embarrassing because its subject is a living person, a nightclub comedian named Joe E. Lewis.* In his youth on the Chicago nightclub circuit, Comedian Lewis distinguished himself as one of the very few who could make Al Capone laugh. He failed, however, to amuse a colleague of Capone's named Machine...