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The Ladies Man (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | August 1961 (UK)
After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Helen Traubel ...
Miss Helen N. Wellenmellon
Pat Stanley ...
Fay
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Harry James
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Marty Ingels
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Willard C. Gainsborough
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Jack LaLanne
Westbrook Van Voorhis ...
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Wolf Man (scenes deleted)
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After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

"He's wacky!" - "He's Shweet!" - "He's the most!" - "He's the end!" - "He's dopey!" - "He's fast!" - "He's silly!" -"He's the nuts!" See more »

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Comedy

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Release Date:

August 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

El terror de las chicas  »

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Budget:

$3,100,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Jerry Lewis did his scene with Baby, the African Lion (a.k.a. Zamba), he had a gun in his inside pocket for protection. See more »

Goofs

Herberts mattress suddenly changes to an air-mattress the first evening he's going to bed. See more »

Quotes

Herbert H. Heebert: Hey, lady!
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Crazy Credits

The end credit reads "OVUR". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Crossroads: Part 1 (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Go To Paris
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Sung by Vicki Benet
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Jerry was ever an acquired taste
10 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Anyway, here Jerry is at something close to his (solo) best as a jilted man who finds himself inadvertently at the beck and call of a house full of movie actress wannabes, and misadventures abound. The house itself was a huge sound stage set with the fourth wall cut away so that the camera could zoom in and around, capturing Lewis' trademark ballets of catastrophe to excellent effect. He really was a marvel at comedic staging and there is some great stuff here. Unfortunately, you also have to take the rest of the Lewis formula too - the sappy romantic sentimentality, the awkward chemistry with his female co-stars and the contrived love sub-plots with girls who ought to have had the good sense to run screaming for the opposite coast as soon as the first catastrophe ended. Honestly are we really supposed to buy the belief that love conquers even Jerry's level of incompetence? Anyway, this movie should be enjoyed for its merits, which are considerable for any fan of comedy cinema, while discreetly closing one eye to its contrivances.


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