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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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Comedy | Family

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28 November 1961 (USA)  »

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Der Bürotrottel  »

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A scene of note with Jerry Lewis chewing out an imaginary board room, all done in mime with music background - the music is "Blues in Hoss' Flat" popularised by the Count Basie and His Orchestra. A recording of it can be heard in Basie's March 1960 Paris concert and there may be other recordings of it as well. See more »

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Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
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One Of Jerry's Finest
12 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is probably one of the finest films Jerry Lewis did in the post Martin and Lewis era. In fact, this film is a pretty much a great parody of Hollywood and it manages to poke fun at what really goes on behind the scenes with many of its stars and how a lot of films are really produced. One scene that is particularly funny is the one in the recording studio. This pretty much reminded me of how a lot of actresses who couldn't sing had their voices dubbed by a professional singer (of course this could have been inspired by noted singer Marni Nixon who dubbed many of Hollywood's leading ladies including Audrey Hepburn and Natalie Wood). But the funniest scene was the one in the candy store in which Morty is constantly going up and down the ladder getting jelly beans for the three kids and finally explodes when the last kid asks for them. This film is definitely one of Jerry Lewis's best.


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