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The Nutty Professor (1963)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 11 July 1963 (Argentina)
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

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English Student
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College Student
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Football Player
Julie Parrish ...
College Student
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Gibson, College Student
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Storyline

Nerd. Milquetoast. Klutz. These are just three of the many undesirable words that can be used to describe Professor Julius Kelp. But all that changes when the chemistry expert invents a potion that transforms him into a suave, sexy chick magnet, whom Julius aptly names Buddy Love. Unfortunately, there's one side effect: Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, an event that always happens at inopportune times. How will Julius/Buddy resolve his Jekyll-and-Hyde dilemma? Written by alfiehitchie

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Please do not reveal the middle of this picture! Jerry's a mousey chemistry prof who invents the greatest drink since Dracula discovered bloody marys. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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11 July 1963 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

It was widely believed at the time that the Nutty Professor's sleazy alter ego, Buddy Love, was a satirical swipe at Jerry Lewis's longtime partner, Dean Martin. See more »

Goofs

In the last scenes, the Professor has new braces while in the classroom with Stella. But when the two leave the room after his parents enter, he is clearly without any in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Purple Pit Bartender: What'll it be?
Buddy Love: Aww... That's no way to talk. Tsk, tsk, tsk. "What'll it be?" That's no way to treat a customer. C'mere. Try it like this. Pay attention. You'll feel better and the customers'll be happier. Try this: "What'll it be? Hmmm?" Try that. Come on. We haven't got all night. Try it.
Purple Pit Bartender: What'll it be? Hmmm?
Buddy Love: Good! That was wonderful. Did anyone ever tell you you couldn't sing?
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Crazy Credits

False ending which first displays, "That's all, folks!!" then inserts a NOT in between "that's" and "all," then a 5-minute story epilogue goes to the actual ending, which is credited as "The beginning." The actor credits are done as curtain calls, with each performer bowing behind their name. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love at the Purple Pit student nightclub.
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Jerry's solo best
4 January 2000 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Easily Jerry's best film without Dean. After all these years it still holds up well. The Eddie Murphy remake was fine but this one did it without special effects. Favorite scene is the flashback of The Professors early life. His mother rules his milqtoast dad with an iron hand and in the background can be seen a toddler in a playpen who looks a little goofy. The close up reveals Jerry in baby PJ's. Then there is the legendary Alaskan Polar Bear Heater!


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