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.