August 14th, 2012: The Jerk (1979)

Cast and Crew:  Carl Reiner (Director); Steve Martin, Carl Gottlieb, Michael Elias (Screenwriters); Jack Elliott (Music); Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, M. Emmet Walsh, Jackie Mason, Dick O’Neill, Mabel King

What It’s About: Rags to riches story of Navin Johnson, born a poor black child, who finds his special purpose after he leaves home.

Why Watch it Today?: Steve Martin was born on this day in 1945. The Jerk was his first major film role.

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