Now I can revisit those memories, as well as discover new favourites in this collection. With his whiny, angsty voice, Lewis tears it up in such films as The Delicate Delinquent 1957 , The Bellboy 1960 , Cinderfella 1960 , The Errand Boy 1961 , The Patsy 1964 , The Disorderly Orderly 1964 and The Family Jewels 1965. For access to motion picture film stills please contact the. What could possibly go wrong? Our star-director wisely protects the laughs at the expense of all else in the loopy tale of Miss Helen Welenmelon's jilted houseboy, Herbert H. I could do yours too.
Newly preserved by the Library of Congress, these films are being shown here for the first time in their entirety. I remember laughing and enjoying the picture, slapstick and physical comedy always seems to resonate with the young and I had never encountered anything like it before. Like the one you're looking at. Lewis wrote and directed his first film at Miami's Fontainebleau Hotel by day, while he performed concert obligations there each night. The final Jerry Lewis-Frank Tashlin collaboration dodges the scenario's comedy-deflating obstacles of illness and depression to become a slapstick success nonetheless. This is a collection of films that are suitable family fare, and are bound to deliver a lot of laughs over and over again. Over the course of the collection there are trailers, bloopers always a joy when you get comedy legends playing , and deleted scenes.
Nabbed at the last minute to direct this already prepped production, Frank Tashlin returned for his sixth Jerry Lewis picture and one of their better vehicles. Organized by Dave Kehr, Curator, Department of Film. Ten-disc set includes: The Stooge 1952 Comic farce with some surprising dramatic and autobiographical moments starring Dean Martin as Bill Miller, an accordion-playing vaudevillian who decides to go solo without help from his partner Richard Erdman. This mirthful mix of silliness and sentiment based on the Damon and Pythias legend co-stars Martha Hyer, Horace McMahon. Then my computer crashed and I almost lost them all. With no talent to speak of, Stanley is soon given the boot by his handlers. Outrageous and cool with Jerry somewhat restrained, there are many great moments, like at the gym and that silly dance.
But things soon turn around for Fella after he meets Princess Charming Anna Maria Alberghetti , and loses his shoe. In this heartwarming comedy Jerry portrays six wacky uncles of 10-year-old heiress Donna Peyton Donna Butterworth who must choose a guardian, as well as her faithful chauffeur. Catch Gary Lewis as Jerry in the flashback. Even Jerry cracks up during the most hysterical sequence, an improvised hat bit opposite a deadpan Buddy Lester. Polly Bergen, Eddie Mayehoff also star. This pet project was Lewis' fourth effort as writer-director and, in cinematic terms, his best film.
Will Princess find the wearer of the shoe. Meanwhile, swindlers and man-eating lawnmowers chase him down. With Susan Oliver, Jack E. Almost Disney-esque next to Eddie Murphy's crude remakes, Dr. Enter Ted Rogers Jerry Lewis.
This movie is the end of an era, as Lewis, nearly 40, segued into somewhat more mature roles with diminishing physical humor and clowning. Spending two weeks with each of her offbeat relatives, Donna discovers that her ideal father may have been under her nose all along. Oh, there are plenty of sounds to be heard as Stanley the mute bellhop bumbles into wild predicaments. To protect a mother's identity, Jerry struggles to raise her infant triplets, while fending off meddlers and the mom's kid sister Connie Stevens. Between my morning coffee and evening movie I design websites.
Well that depends on your sense of humour. The base I was growing up on had its own theatre and on the weekends there would be screenings of classic comedies, and science fiction films, very much in keeping with the matinees of yesteryear. Jerry Lewis: 10 Film Collection is a Paramount Home Media Distribution release. Set in a fancy nursing home, Jerome, the disaster-prone aide, battles sympathy pains, a snail, and a gasping, high-speed ambulance chase. The whole film was written, filmed and completed in just three weeks! The only thing that would have made this set even better is if it had included The Day the Clown Cried, his infamous 1972 concentration camp dramedy that has still never been released. But that plan quickly proves moot when Herbert takes a job as a houseboy at a Hollywood home for wayward girls. In fact, this collection put me in mind of my first encounter with Jerry Lewis when I was a kid.
To prove I've sat through at least the first ten minutes of them I started making screenshots of the titles. While some of these films are better than others, with The Nutty Professor remaining arguably his finest work, the set provides a good overview of his film career as both an actor and director, showing off both his talents for physical comedy and his innate ability to inhabit multiple different characters. Special thanks to Rob Stone, Moving Image Curator, The Library of Congress; Chris Lewis, American Wheelchair Mission; and Jamie Lee Curtis. To save them for future generations I created this little website. . Stella Stevens plays his love interest, Miss Purdy. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders.
Heebert, a young recent college grad who swears off women after his girlfriend leaves him for another man. With Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman. Pythias, a nerdy janitor who gets caught in the middle of a gang rumble and is arrested for being a juvenile delinquent. Each of the films are housed on their own individual discs, and the 10-disc set comes securely packaged in a plastic clamshell case with a cardboard slipcover. Tashman is hired by the Paramutual movie studios to spy on the staff. There are tales of mistaken identities, Lotharios, shy gents, accident prone characters, and a plethora of goofy moments that made for some undeniably entertaining moments when they blaze across the screen. Jerry's a department store flunky in love with the owners' daughter Jill St.
It was here that I first encountered The Three Stooges in one of their features, and I remember Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor. More information is also available about the and the. Morty is mostly mute and bumbles into wild predicaments. Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at Paramount and the golden days before computers ripped the heart and magic from motion pictures. The funniest of a rich batch. .