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The Bellboy (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 December 1960 (Japan)
In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Novak, Hotel Manager
Bob Clayton ...
Bob, Bell Captain
Sonnie Sands ...
Sonnie, Bellboy (as Sonny Sands)
Eddie Shaeffer ...
Eddie, Bellboy
Herkie Styles ...
Herkie, Bellboy
David Landfield ...
David, Bellboy
Bill Richmond ...
Stan Laurel
Larry Best ...
Apple Man
Cary Middlecoff ...
Cary Middlecoff
Art Terry ...
Art Terry (as The Novelites)
Frankie Carr ...
Frankie Carr (as The Novelites)
Joe Mayer ...
Joe Mayer (as The Novelites)
Stanley Allan ...
Hotel Guest
Duke Art Jr. ...
Bellboy
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Storyline

Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It is there that he performs his duties quietly and without a word to anyone. All that he displays are facial expressions and a comedic slapstick style. And anything that can go wrong - does go wrong when Stanley is involved. Then one day, Jerry Lewis, big star, arrives at the hotel and some of the staff notice the striking resemblance. Stanley continues to do what he was hired to do while star Lewis has more trouble with his entourage than the hotel accommodations. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Jerry Lewis rings the bell for buffoonery! See more »

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Comedy

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Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 December 1960 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

El botones  »

Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cinderfella (1960) was ready to be released that summer, but Jerry Lewis wanted it to wait until Christmas, being a family-oriented film. Regardless, Paramount demanded a summer film, so Lewis shot this film in four weeks, directing himself because nobody else could do it as quickly as needed. See more »

Goofs

During the film's introduction sequence Jerry Lewis is seen writing his name using his finger on a white glass surface. When the camera zooms in it's clear the penmanship is different and was obviously written by two different people. See more »

Crazy Credits

Jerry is credited both as "Jerry Lewis" and "Joe Levitch", his real name: Jerry Lewis plays Stanley, Joe Levitch plays himself. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blame It on the Bellboy (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Alabama Jubilee
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Music by George L. Cobb
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I really thought I'd really die watching it
16 August 2003 | by (North) – See all my reviews

This movie is solid gags. No plot and JL is very open about that....only gags or what they used to call 'blackouts'. I have simply never laughed so hard as when I watched this movie. But as for the scene where he loses it by the elevators, you may or may not like it (French?) but it nearly caused me to have an early death. Tape it, rent it or buy it, but if you have come this far, watch it!


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