Zero Mostel before the "black listing" and "Fiddler", wow, a young Zero.
I did'nt think is routine (the face mugging, etc.) was very funny, just like today, Jim Carey and his face mugging is'nt very funny either. But, Mostel, the future "Tony" winner had something inside him: determination, perseverence, a belief in himself. Good for him.
He had that thing with his hair even then, the "curl".
What a talent.
Then again who thought at that tme (1943), that Lucy would attain the heights that she did.