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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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No Plot! Just Humor. ;) See more (31 total) »


  (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
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Maxie - Gangster (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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)
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?

In the film, Jerry Lewis' frequent co-writer Bill Richmond does a quick walk-on as Stan Laurel, one of Lewis' idols. The Laurel imitation, Lewis' non-speaking bellboy and the black-and-white photography show Lewis' intention to make a silent-movie-type comedy.See more »
Continuity: When Stanley is taking a break and goes to sit down at the bar, a napkin suddenly appears during the cutaway.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Crazy on the Outside (2010)See more »
Alabama JubileeSee more »


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20 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
No Plot! Just Humor. ;), 2 September 2002
Author: robeykr from Warminster, PA

No Plot -- The film starts with this proclamation. This film is definitely one of Jerry Lewis' best of his carrier. Filmed during the height of his movie output in the 1960's, this film is comedy unto its own sake. The gags just don't stop -- you aren't given a moment to relax, because it's all so funny, you can't stop laughing. The NO PLOT aspect only helps, as the audience is free to concentrate on the moment. I still burst into laughter when the hotel manager is called by the airport to inform him 'HE WHAT!?' Yes, this film is dated by today's standard, but that should come as no surprise. This film was the product of a different era -- and a different society. The change in our society was what made him decide to briefly retire from film in the '70s. The standards of humor just changed. And performers had to change with it. But film is permanent. It is set in celluloid. It can be re-edited, but what would be the point? For anyone who can appreciate 'the artist' for his art, this film still can be enjoyed. For anyone who can look at past films for nostalgia, this film can be enjoyed. It's called comedy -- 'nuff said.

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