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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

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stella Stevens' character's name was first Stella Paine, but Stevens asked Jerry Lewis to change it to Stella Purdy. 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

Buddy Love: Here y'are, baby. Take this, wipe the lipstick off, slide over here next to me, and let's get started.
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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

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Mole People (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

We've Got a World That Swings
Lyrics by Lil Mattis
Music by Lou Brown (as Louis Yule Brown)
Sung by Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love at the school dance and played by 'Les Brown (I)' and his Band of Renown.
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Jerry's comic masterpiece
11 April 2003 | by (fairview, nj) – See all my reviews

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963) **** Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman, Howard Morris. Jerry Lewis' comic masterpiece (which he also directed) adapts the Jekyll-Hyde story to tailor form-fitting to his loose frenetic talents and comes up with two memorable characters: feeble social outcast chemistry professor Dr. Julius Kelp all chipmunk-toothed geekiness and bad hair becomes lounge lizard, charming bully Buddy Love (some say he was inspired by Dean Martin, which Lewis steadfastedly denied). Funny, touching and out-there! Groovy, man, groovy!


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