Cinema: Show-Biz Nose

BERT RIGBY, YOU'RE A FOOL

Directed and Written by Carl Reiner

Show business having turned into a vast antechamber for the Betty Ford Center, one has to have a certain sympathy for Bert Rigby (Robert Lindsay), whose career is founded on nothing more complicated or newsworthy than a nosebleed.

In Carl Reiner's funny fable about an English coal miner's search for fame and fortune, Bert suffers this affliction as he sings and dances Isn't It Romantic? in an amateur-night competition. Since the attempt to cope with it and finish his number is both hilarious and heartwarming, Bert wins the contest. Next...

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