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The Ladies Man (1961)

 -  Comedy  -  28 June 1961 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Pat Stanley ...
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Himself
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Himself
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Willard C. Gainsborough
Gloria Jean ...
Gloria
Hope Holiday ...
Miss Anxious
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Himself
Westbrook Van Voorhis ...
Himself - TV Person to Person
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Miss Cartilage
Eddie Quillan ...
Wolf Man (scenes deleted)
Dee Arlen ...
Miss Liar
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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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"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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28 June 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El terror de las chicas  »

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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

When the bus stops at the bus stop, you can see the camera-boom's reflection in the side of the bus. See more »

Quotes

Herbert H. Heebert: Hey, lady!
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The end credit reads "OVUR". See more »

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Referenced in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) See more »

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Bang Tail
Music by Harry James
Played by Harry James (trumpet) and His Band
Danced by Jerry Lewis and Francesca Bellini
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Fun to watch but not really for its entire duration.
12 January 2011 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

On the one hand this is a greatly entertaining, goofy, comedy but on the other its also a bit of a failure.

What the movie fails at is being a consistent one and maintaining a story throughout. It seems that about half way through the film-makers decided to throw the story overboard and to me the second half of the movie did not really felt in tone with its first half. But this might also very well be simply due to the fact that there wasn't much story to work with in the first place. It's an extremely simplistic story, that serves as an excuse to allow Jerry Lewis act crazy and incredibly immature.

And this is what makes the movie still some good lighthearted fun to watch. The comedy is real goofy and slapstick like and it shall most likely please the Jerry Lewis fans. The movie really has some good laughs in it, so as a comedy the movie still delivers, despite of its weaker second half.

Seriously, things don't even make sense anymore in its second half and a couple of different story lines and characters get thrown in, as if it all was a last minute decision. Things get really forced, such as for instance the 'love story' that really came out of nowhere and therefore just never worked out at all.

But no, I don't want to sound too negative about this movie, since it was one that I still enjoyed watching. The movie is a fun one to watch and a true pleasure to look at, due to its nice sets and Jerry Lewis, who was simply perfectly silly and provided the movie with much more fun and entertainment than its script could ever had.

Decent enough, simple entertainment.

6/10

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