Bert Rigby lives in the small dying town Langmore, where most people depend on badly doing mining corporation. While his fellows are on strike once again, he decides to try his luck in show-biz meanwhile. His first appearance on stage goes all wrong – but the audience loves him anyways. So he starts as a comedian in a traveling amateur show for $50 a night. One day he gets an offer from an ad director from Hollywood and flies to America, expecting a great career… and again leaving behind his pregnant young wife.
Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool is a 1989 American musical film directed by Carl Reiner, and starring Robert Lindsay in the title role. Other starring are Robbie Coltrane, Jackie Gayle, Bruno Kirby, Corbin Bernsen, Anne Bancroft, Carmen Du Sautoy, Liz Smith, Lila kaye and Diana Weston.
Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool (1989)
Directed by: Carl Reiner
Starring: Robert Lindsay, Robbie Coltrane, Jackie Gayle, Bruno Kirby, Corbin Bernsen, Anne Bancroft, Carmen Du Sautoy, Liz Smith, Lila kaye, Diana Weston
Screenplay by: Carl Reiner
Production Design by: Terence Marsh
Cinematography by: Jan de Bont
Film Editing by: Bud Molin
Costume Design by: Norman A. Burza, Linda Matthews, Ruth Myers
Set Decoration by: John Franco Jr.
Art Direction by: Michael Seirton, Dianne Wager
Music by: Ralph Burns
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Date: February 24, 1989