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The Bellboy -- Lewis stars as Stanley, a non-speaking, bumbling bellhop at the ritzy Fontainebleau Hotel in Florida's Miami Beach. Guests may come and guests may go, but Stanley is on duty day after day at the posh resort, encountering (and creating) all sorts of catastrophes.


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Release Date:
20 July 1960 (USA) See more »
Jerry Lewis rings the bell for buffoonery! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jerry Lewis ... Stanley / Himself

Alex Gerry ... 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 ... 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. ... Minor Role
Eddie Barton ... Doorman
Murray Barton ... Murray - Bellboy
Howard Brooks ... Minor Role
Ricki Dunn ... Hotel Guest
Jack Durant ... Ferdinand Manville
Jimmy Gerard ... Man Fighting with Wife in Lobby
Matilda Gerard ... Woman Fighting with Husband in Lobby
Paul Gray ... Paul - Assistant Manager
H.S. Gump ... Gangster
Jack Henkins ... Hotel Guest
Elise Jayne ... Miss Winkley
Dick Lynn ... Desk Clerk (as Dick Lynne)
Pat Mack ... Thin Mrs. Hartung
John G. Morgan ... Hotel Guest
Larry K. Nixon ... Bell Captain Who Tells About the Union Meeting
B.S. Pully ... Steve - Head Gangster
Guy Rennie ... Mr. Carter

Maxie Rosenbloom ... Maxie - Gangster
Benny Ross ... Hotel Guest

Joe E. Ross ... Joey, Gangster
Frankie Scott ... Hotel Guest
Roy Sedley ... Mr. Sedley - Man with Sunburn
Sammy Shore ... Hotel Guest
Sarah Smith ... Fat Mrs. Hartung
Art Stanley ... Bell Captain
Hal Winters ... Hal - Desk Clerk
Mike Letz ... Gangster Bodyguard (as Mike Zetz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Milton Berle ... Himself / Bellboy (uncredited)
Bobby Byron ... Texan (uncredited)
Sheila Caplan ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)
Ron Corsi ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)
Alberta Dee ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)
Isobel Elsom ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Leon Fields ... Leon - Member of Entourage (uncredited)
Paul Gerard ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Tilly Gerrard ... Fighting Woman (uncredited)
Ernest D. Glucksman ... Herman (uncredited)
Sid Gould ... Gin Player (uncredited)
Paul Grayson ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Jay W. Jensen ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Jack Keller ... Golfer - Cary Middlecoff's Opponent (uncredited)

Jack Kruschen ... Jack E. Mulcher, President of Paramount Pictures (uncredited)
Bill Matuza ... Autograph Hound (uncredited)

Del Moore ... Golf announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Ben Novak ... Owner of Fontainebleau Hotel (uncredited)
Danny Rogers ... Gin Player (uncredited)
Bartley Shank ... Golf announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Anne G. Sterling ... Woman in Hotel (uncredited)

Walter Winchell ... Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Ned Wynn ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Sam Younghans ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Lewis 
Writing credits
Jerry Lewis (written by)

Produced by
Ernest D. Glucksman .... associate producer
Jerry Lewis .... producer
Original Music by
Walter Scharf 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
Film Editing by
Stanley E. Johnson  (as Stanley Johnson)
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
Makeup Department
Jack Stone .... makeup supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Production Management
William Davidson .... production manager (as Bill Davidson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Axness .... assistant director
James A. Rosenberger .... second unit director (as James Rosenberger)
Maurice Lessay .... assistant director (uncredited)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
Larry Powell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
John Jensen .... sketch artist
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Gene Merritt .... sound recordist
Howard Beals .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
John Smirch .... mike grip (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Douglas Pettibone .... special effects propmaker (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Hal Bell .... stunt double: Jerry Lewis (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Denney .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Bud Fraker .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bernard P. Keever .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
Lewis Kirkpatrick .... rigging best boy electric (uncredited)
James Knott .... camera operator (uncredited)
Bob Mundell .... rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Walter Newman .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Dave Perry .... electrician (uncredited)
Glen E. Richardson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Herbert Romey .... grip (uncredited)
Gus Ryden .... camera loader (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Jack Sherman .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... key grip (uncredited)
Buck Walters .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Paul Weddell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Paul Whitson .... generator operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Edward R. Morse .... casting: Hollywood
Wally Wanger .... casting: Miami
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe: men (as John Anderson)
Pat Barto .... wardrobe supervisor: women
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: men, Hollywood
Mickey Hayes .... wardrobe: men, Miami
Grace Harris .... wardrobe: women (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Herman Freedman .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Jack Harnish .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Nick Castle .... stager: musical numbers
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jerry Lewis .... composer: theme song (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Van Cleave .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Al Latta .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Russ Welch .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor
Arthur P. Schmidt .... assistant to producer
Marvin Weldon .... dialogue coach
Russ Brown .... technical supervisor (uncredited)
Rita Dillon .... production secretary (uncredited)
Marvin Levy .... physician: Mr. Lewis (uncredited)
Homer Mendenhall .... dailies projectionist (uncredited)
Jim Merrick .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Carl Skelton .... production accountant (uncredited)
Doris Turner .... secretary: Mr. Lewis (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (Certificate No. 19594) | West Germany:6

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 »
Boom mic visible: When the staff helps the overweight Mrs. Hartung up the stairs you see the reflection of the boom mic raising up in the windowSee more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Best For Last, 20 April 2014
Author: henryhertzhobbit from United States

I can take Jerry Lewis only in doses. The most pleasurable movie he was in that I watched was The Geisha Boy. I saw it long after it came out. I did like this movie but I don't think I would watch it again without a few intervening years. That is the doses part. I saw this movie almost ten years after it first played in a movie theater.

Plot? What plot? There isn't one. It is just Jerry Lewis doing one gag after another like a stand-up comic. And that is the problem. Usually most stand-up comics are on stage for 30 minutes or less. So you may get tired of it. It could have been different. Jerry Lewis tried to get Stan Laurel for a part and we had a look-alike stand-in instead. He did get Milton Berle for a cameo which did help. He also tried to get Billy Wilder to direct and was again turned down with the response "why don't you direct it yourself?" or words to that effect. If he had got others to help maybe it could have been a better movie.

The best part is at the very end of the movie if you last that long. I would say younger people are sour-pusses and probably won't last that long. But if you make it to the end you are in for a treat. Hint: Wilder won't be there. I chuckled at the other parts but almost died laughing at it. I hope they haven't cut that part out.

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