The Bellboy (1960)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  20 July 1960 (USA)
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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 overview, first billed only:
Stanley / Himself
Alex Gerry ...
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 ...
Larry Best ...
Apple Man
Cary Middlecoff ...
Art Terry ...
Himself (as The Novelites)
Frankie Carr ...
Himself (as The Novelites)
Joe Mayer ...
Himself (as The Novelites)
Stanley Allan ...
Hotel Guest
Duke Art Jr. ...
Minor Role


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 <>

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Jerry Lewis rings the bell for buffoonery! See more »




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Release Date:

20 July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El botones  »

Box Office


$900,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jerry Lewis shot the movie in four weeks at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau Hotel while he also was performing there. He edited it during his subsequent engagement in Las Vegas. See more »


When the staff helps the overweight Mrs. Hartung up the stairs you see the reflection of the boom mic raising up in the window 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 »


Referenced in Crazy on the Outside (2010) See more »


Alabama Jubilee
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Music by George L. Cobb
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User Reviews

Gets Me Every Time!
27 December 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of my all time favorites! Every time I see it I catch something new I hadn't seen before, and, even after watching it so many times, it never ceases to set me into a fit of laughter! Future viewers: Ignore all that junk about it being dated, etc.! Watch this movie and decide for yourself- JL is awesome, and you WON'T be disappointed!

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