About the film
biography nightclub entertainer
The Joker Is Wild
Release Date: September 26, 1957
|Slogan||:||«The Most Electric Performance That Ever Shocked and Fascinated an Audience!»|
|Production Companies||:||AMBL Productions, Paramount|
|Writers||:||Oscar Saul, Art Cohn|
Prohibition-era nightclub crooner Joe E. Lewis has his career and nearly his life cut short when his throat is slashed as payback for leaving the employ of Chicago mob boss Georgie Parker. A broken alcoholic, Joe is brought back from the abyss by his faithful piano player, Austin Mack, who helps turn the former singer into a successful stand-up comedian. But Joe's demons plague his romantic life even as he reaches new heights of success.