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155 Ratings

The Disorderly Orderly

Directed by Frank Tashlin
United States, 1964
Comedy, Romance


When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned.

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The Disorderly Orderly Directed by Frank Tashlin

Critics reviews

Psychiatry plays a major role in the story, but despite the doctor’s best intentions, only first-person experience connects Jerome to is id. But where, in Hitchcock’s world, visual erotic fixation of the sort that James Stewart had on Kim Novak, was an absolute imperative, in Tashlin’s world, it’s an obstacle that needs to be overcome. For Tashlin, attraction from afar is the opposite of true love.
August 07, 2013
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