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The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | | 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Warzewski
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Football Player / Student
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Elmer Kelp
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Edwina Kelp
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Dr. M. Sheppard Leevee
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English Student
David Landfield ...
College Student
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Football Player
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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 1963 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,630,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An uncredited Cliff Robertson can be briefly seen lighting a cigarette just outside the Purple Pit as Buddy Love enters the club for the first time. Robertson is the last in the sequence of wide-eyed people, staring in astonishment at Buddy moments before the audience sees Buddy for the first time. See more »

Goofs

At the Purple Pit the house band consists of a piano, bass, drums, and flute. Yet at various times in the film we hear a vibraphone, sax, trumpet, trombone, and bongos all playing during Buddy's performances. See more »

Quotes

Professor Julius Kelp: [after being helped off the shelf of a closet] Thank you, Miss Purdy.
Stella Purdy: Are you all right, Professor?
Professor Julius Kelp: Oh yes, I... this is very embarrassing, Miss Purdy.
Stella Purdy: Why don't you call me Stella, Professor.
Professor Julius Kelp: Oh, I thought it was Stella Purdy. Oh, you mean to call you Stella. Yes. How stupid of me. Sorry. All right, I will, stupid. Uh, Stella.
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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 »


Soundtracks

Lullaby
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played when Professor Kelp is shown lying in bed
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Still the best version there is
24 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

The original Jerry Lewis version of this movie is still the best one ever. Irregardless of the special effects employed in the Eddie Murphy version, or the novelty of him playing multiple characters at the same time, the original has something the copycat doesn't - Jerry Lewis, still one of the best comedians on the planet. Lewis doesn't need the power of special effects or multiple roles to fully convey the story here. How he transforms from a nerdy professor to a suave and sweet-talking singing/dancing/kissing Romeo is a sight to behold. He employs acting techiques which manage to convince us that these are 2 distinct people with distinct personalities and characters. No one can top Lewis in his prime, and this is one of better movies.


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