After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females? –IMDb
Jerry Lewis (born March 16, 1926) is an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in stage, screen, television, radio, and recording and is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis has won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2005, he received the Governors Award of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors, which is the highest Emmy Award presented.
On February 22, 2009, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Lewis the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. As an innovative filmmaker, Lewis is credited with inventing the video assist system in cinematography (some doubt now exists about this, due to… read more
What a set! What movement! How can one savagely parody every possible filmic convention, every possible style of portraying emotion and still nearly move me to tears at the end? Throw narrative to the winds and extend every gag nearly beyond endurance and still have me slightly shocked and in awe? So crude yet mesmerizing? Is Jerry Lewis the promise of Cinema and I the beloved whose need ensures its stay?
Fact: Mel Brooks did NOT write the script for this film. He was hired to write it, but quit the production before shooting started. Nothing in the final film survives from Brook's writing contributions. Check out my Lewis audio series, which features this film. It's a 10 hour study of Lewis. http://mondofilmpodcast.blogspot.com/2012/08/episode-07-genius-of-jerry-lewis-part.html
“Because if I catch you getting even close to her, it’s over for you, do you hear me? – Ov… over! – Over. O.V.U.R!” “What was the name of the movie that you was in where you flipped the coin? – “Scarface”… Satisfied? – No, ‘cause anyone would know the name of that movie! Show it to me by proving that you can flip the coin. – This is getting ridiculous! – Chicken! – I’m not chicken! – George Raft, eh, so good you ain’t with the coin, Mr Raft, uh?"
On a whole I wouldn’t rank it as one of Lewis’ funniest (although it certainly has its moments) but it is no less fun. So energetic, zany and inventive, I can’t wait to watch it again. Lewis’ charm is infectious.