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The Ladies Man (1961)

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 overview, first billed only:
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Helen Traubel ...
Pat Stanley ...
Fay
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Himself
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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In-jokes: During one of the first scenes where Herbert is on the bus bench, a part of the poster for Cinderfella (1960), a previous Jerry Lewis film, can be seen just to the left of the drug store behind him in the alley. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry is fixing Buddy Lester's hat and his back is turned to the camera, he can be heard audibly laughing at his own antics. See more »

Quotes

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

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Featured in The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997) 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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The real bachelor in paradise
21 March 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – 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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