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The Bellboy

  • Comedy
  • 1960
  • Jerry Lewis
  • 71 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Jerry Lewis. Stanley is just one of an army of bellboys at a luxury hotel in Miami. But, unlike the others, he always seems to end up causing trouble.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

After 17 films with partner Dean Martin, and a further seven solo, Jerry Lewis persuaded Paramount to let him take on the directorial duties for the first time in one of his own films. Little more than a series of sketches set in the famous Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami, this very funny movie (which Lewis also produced and wrote) confirmed a clear directorial style, and proved Lewis well capable of continuing the tradition of great American comedy auteurs. Unfortunately, this unique talent has only really been recognised in France. Most British critics still loathe Lewis's humour, generally considering it infantile in the extreme. Suit yourself.

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Credits

Cast

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StanleyJerry Lewis
ManagerAlex Gerry
Bell CaptainBob Clayton
BellboyHerkie Styles
BellboySonny Sands
BellboyEddie Shaeffer
BellboyDavid Landfield
Stan LaurelBill Richmond

Crew

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DirectorJerry Lewis

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount Film Service Ltd
Released on
1960-07-21
Languages
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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