One of the most infamous ‘buried’ films of all time has to be Jerry Lewis’ unreleased 1972 holocaust drama “The Day the Clown Cried”.
Lewis penned, directed and starred in the 1972 film as a German clown during World War II who keeps children entertained before leading them into gas chambers.
A half-hour cut of the film has surfaced online, a compilation of title cards and clips from a German documentary about the film which Lewis has steadfastly kept buried. The Library of Congress is said to have one of the only copies, but only on the condition that it would not be shown until June of 2024.
Check out the most complete version we’ll probably see of this film for years to come on YouTube.