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The Errand Boy (1961)

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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

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Tom 'T.P.' Paramutual
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Dick Wesson ...
The A.D.
Robert Ivers ...
Young NY Director Who Argues with T.P.
Pat Dahl ...
Miss Carson
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Miss Giles
Rita Hayes ...
Singer Who Dubs Davitt
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Grumpy
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Mrs. Helen Paramutual / Mrs. T.P.
Isobel Elsom ...
Irma Paramutual
Sig Ruman ...
Baron Elston Carteblanche
Felicia Atkins ...
Serina
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Weaver
Fritz Feld ...
Roaring 20's Director
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Fractures Hollywood with a Million Howls!

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28 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Der Bürotrottel  »

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Final film of Roscoe Ates. See more »

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Blues in Hoss' Flat
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Music by Count Basie and Frank Foster
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Anti-Hollywood / Pro-Success
31 March 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

One of the first of many Jerry Lewis comedies that Paramount (Paramutual) Studios would produce throughout the late 50's and 60's. I disappointment to not have the movie in color, the black and white not only shows the movie's early roots, but the classic Hollywood esq. that the movie takes place in. In many ways, the movie opens and closes poking fun at the Hollywood system and the people in it. The ending showcases a moral that if you are in the right place at the right time and that you know the right people, you too can make it in Hollywood. \ Jerry Lewis has many moments throughout the movie. Many if not all re comical. His childlike qualities gives Lewis the reputation that he can do no wrong. Like most Jerry Lewis movies, he is not the only highlight. All of his movies have a strong central cast without any weak links. All the supporting characters (funny or not) are terrific. An interesting scene with the New York based filmmaker. In a way, it shows the different ethic that east coast has compared to the west coast. One of the more interesting parts of the movie, it is far from anything comical. It makes me wonder why Jerry Lewis included it in the film.....being from the east coast himself.


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