Lenny (1974)

Dirty But Not Obscene

Lenny (Dustin Hoffman) makes a triumphant return to the stage after being arrested for acting obscene.

Directed by Bob Fosse.

Released in 1974 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Comedian
  • action: Cheer
  • action: Laugh
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: Biography
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: Showbiz Dramas
  • mood: Witty
  • mood: Brainy
  • mood: Controversial
  • prop: Microphone
  • setting: Club
  • setting: Stage
  • theme: Freedom
  • theme: Authority
  • actor: Dustin Hoffman
  • director: Bob Fosse
  • producer: Marvin Worth
  • producer: David V. Picker
  • cinematographer: Bruce Surtees
  • composer: Ralph Burns
  • editor: Alan Heim
  • costume-designer: Albert Wolsky
  • production-designer: Joel Schiller
  • role-name: Lenny Bruce
  • screenwriter: Julian Barry
  • year: 1974
  • studio: MGM