Mister Universe (1951 Film)
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Mister Universe 1951 Film
Mister Universe
Directed byJoseph Lerner
Produced byJoseph Lerner
Starring
Music byDimitri Tiomkin
CinematographyGerald Hirschfeld
Production
company
Release date
January 10, 1951
Running time
87 minutes

Mister Universe is a 1951 American comedy film. It was produced by Eagle Lion Pictures and directed by Joseph Lerner.

Plot

Honest "Mr. Universe" winner Tommy Tompkins struggles when he is told to lose a wrestling match.[1]

Partial cast

Production

Mister Universe was filmed in New York.[1]

Reception

Variety found the dialogue "weak" but the film "quite funny" with good performances. Variety noted that the film did not treat the wrestling business "with its phoney grapplers and decisions, and crooked promoters" lightly, but that it probably took it more seriously than the press and sports communities.[1]

Picturegoer wrote "True, much of the fun springs from the mauling of stooges, but the humour is no less effective for being elementary, or rather primitive."[2]

The cast was praised by The New York Times.[3]

Trivia

Joan Rivers appears in an uncredited role.[4]

Mister Universe marked the film debut of Vince Edwards.[5]

External links

References

  1. ^ a b c "Mr. Universe". Variety. 1951-01-17. p. 11. Retrieved – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  2. ^ "Mr. Universe". Picturegoer. 1951-07-28. p. 16. Retrieved – via Proquest Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive.
  3. ^ "The Screen: Little Spoof on Wrestling". The New York Times. 1951-03-23. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved – via Proquest Historical Newspapers.
  4. ^ Langer, Emily (2014-09-04). "Joan Rivers, comedian who skewered everyone, including herself, dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved .
  5. ^ Prowse, David (2011-09-28). Straight From The Force's Mouth: The Autobiography of Dave Prowse. Andrews UK Limited. ISBN 978-1-908548-18-4.

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