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The Ladies Man (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 8 November 1961 (Japan)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Helen Traubel ...
Miss Helen N. Wellenmellon
Pat Stanley ...
Fay
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Harry James
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Himself
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Willard C. Gainsborough
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Gloria
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Miss Anxious
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Himself
Westbrook Van Voorhis ...
Himself - TV Person to Person
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Miss Cartilage
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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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Release Date:

8 November 1961 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

El terror de las chicas  »

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$3,100,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the broken hat scene, Jerry Lewis can be seen and heard stifling giggles at the responses of Buddy Lester (in a cameo), while Lewis' back is to the camera. See more »

Goofs

Jerry dismantles the bunk beds before he goes to sleep. However, when he runs back to his room after he sees all of the girls, the bed bunk beds are put back together. See more »

Quotes

Herbert H. Heebert: Hey, lady!
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Crazy Credits

The end credit reads "OVUR". See more »


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Ladies' Man
Music by Harry Warren
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The real bachelor in paradise
21 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

There's not much plot to The Ladies Man. Jerry Lewis plays new college graduate Herbert Heebert who finds his beloved on the day of his graduation in the arms of another. Depressed and somewhat disgusted he starts looking for work vowing never to marry and live a bachelor life.

Bob Hope did a film called Bachelor In Paradise around this time. But what he had was nothing compared to the situation that Lewis winds up with. He answers an advertisement for a handyman and finds it's in a private house that has been converted to a residential hotel for women. Beautiful young woman. Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion has nothing on this place. But the only way to keep him from leaving is to make sure that Jerry feels needed.

After that the whole film becomes a series of skits, some better than others, the best being what he does to tough guy Buddy Lester's hat. Running a close second is his bungling during a live broadcast from the house for a television feature. Helen Traubel plays the owner of the house, a former opera star who has turned her place into this residence because she wanted a family, apparently a family of just daughters.

Jerry directed himself and possibly The Ladies Man might have been a real classic if a comedy director had controlled Jerry just a little bit. Still give Jerry Lewis a big A for effort and B+ for results.


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