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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Prof. Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
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Med Flory ...
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Football Player / Student
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Milton Frome ...
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Bartender
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English Student
David Landfield ...
College Student
Skip Ward ...
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

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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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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Buddy Love, these are the ingredients for an Alaskan Polar Bear Heater: 2 shots vodka, 1 shot rum, 1 shot vermouth, 1 shot brandy, 1 shot gin, 1 shot scotch, a dash of bitters, a smidgen of vinegar, a lemon peel, an orange peel and a cherry. Mix it well and pour it into a tall glass. See more »

Goofs

When Warfield meets with Kelp after the explosion, the fish tank on Warfield's desk keeps changing location. See more »

Quotes

Purple Pit Bartender: [Arrives with several bottles of spirits; to Buddy] Did you say a Polar Bear Heater?
Buddy Love: No, YOU said it! I said an Alaskan Polar Bear Heater.
Purple Pit Bartender: I never heard of that.
Buddy Love: Until now.
Purple Pit Bartender: [mumbles] Until now.
Buddy Love: All right, pay attention. Two shots of vodka.
Purple Pit Bartender: [starts mixing the drink] Two shots of vodka...
Buddy Love: A little rum.
Buddy Love: A little rum...
Buddy Love: Some bitters...
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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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Still the best version there is
24 August 2000 | by (Singapore) – 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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