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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 ...
Himself
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. ...
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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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It's a Series of Silly Sequences and One of Jerry's All-Time Great Comedy Performances! See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

20 July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El botones  »

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Budget:

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

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1.85 : 1
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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 »

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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 »

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Soundtracks

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A Silly Collection of Gags
4 June 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley (Jerry Lewis) 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.

"The Bellboy" is a silly collection of gags written, produced and directed by the lead star Jerry Lewis. There are some funny and non-sense jokes, like for example when Stanley meets the guest Jerry Lewis or when he removes the engine of a Volkswagen, and a great homage to Stan Laurel. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Mensageiro Trapalhão" ("The Clumsy Bellboy")


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