An overview of the function of clown archetypes over at Modern Mythology, including new leaked scenes from Lewis’ infamously ill-conceived “unreleased” movie, The Day The Clown Cried.
The Day the Clown Cried is an unreleased 1972 film directed by and starring Jerry Lewis. The film was met with controversy regarding its premise and content, which features a circus clown who is imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp. The Day the Clown Cried has become somewhat infamous among film historians and movie buffs as a film that has never officially been released. (See above for recently leaked scenes.)