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Director:
Writers:
Jerry Lewis (written by) and
Bill Richmond (written by)
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Release Date:
4 June 1963 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
What does he become? What kind of monster? See more »
Plot:
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(14 articles)
User Reviews:
Jerry Lewis in Hilarious Jeckyl/Hyde Comedy See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jerry Lewis ... Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love

Stella Stevens ... Stella Purdy
Del Moore ... Dr. Mortimer S. Warfield

Kathleen Freeman ... Millie Lemmon
Med Flory ... Warzewski - Football Player

Norman Alden ... Football Player / Student

Howard Morris ... Mr. Elmer Kelp

Elvia Allman ... Edwina Kelp
Milton Frome ... Dr. M. Sheppard Leevee

Buddy Lester ... Bartender

Marvin Kaplan ... English Student
David Landfield ... College Student
Skip Ward ... Football Player
Julie Parrish ... College Student

Henry Gibson ... Gibson, College Student
Les Brown and His Band of Renown ... Themselves
Les Brown ... Band Leader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Alper ... Gym Attendant (uncredited)
Roger Bacon ... Student (uncredited)
Todd Barron ... Boy in Bowling Alley (uncredited)
Mel Berger ... Moon-faced Man (uncredited)
Nicky Blair ... Student (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Plumber (uncredited)
Les Brown Jr. ... Student (uncredited)
Stumpy Brown ... Band Member (uncredited)
Mushy Callahan ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Hugh Cannon ... Man in Gym (uncredited)

Seymour Cassel ... Bored Man (uncredited)
Selette Cole ... College Student (uncredited)
Lorraine Crawford ... Girl (uncredited)

Robert Donner ... College Student (uncredited)
Wallace Earl ... Bored Girl (uncredited)
Dominic Fidelibus ... College Student (uncredited)
Joseph Forte ... Faculty Member (uncredited)
Art Gilmore ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Gavin Gordon ... Clothing Salesman (uncredited)
Bob Harvey ... College Student (uncredited)
Terry Higgins ... Purple Pit Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Stephanie Hill ... Waitress (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes ... Faculty Member at Senior Prom (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Birdman (uncredited)
Robert Keys ... Policeman (uncredited)

Richard Kiel ... Man in Gym (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Faculty Member (uncredited)
Gary Lewis ... Boy (uncredited)
Charles Macari ... College Student (uncredited)
John Macchia ... College Student (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Man in Bowling Alley (uncredited)
Marilyn Malloy ... Girl (uncredited)
Mickey Manners ... College Student (uncredited)
William Meader ... Bartender (uncredited)
Hollis Morrison ... Man (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Faculty Member (uncredited)
Suzanne Noel ... Girl (uncredited)
Paddy O'Hara ... Nurse (uncredited)
Susan Odin ... Cotton Pickin' Girl (uncredited)
Bob Pane ... College Student (uncredited)
Max Power ... Cop (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... Musician - Percussionist (uncredited)
Bill Richmond ... Man in Booth (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... Weight Lifter at Gym (uncredited)
Phillip Shaw ... Man (uncredited)

William Smith ... Gym Assistant (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Purple Pit Customer (uncredited)
Kelly Stevenson ... Natalie (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ... Man (uncredited)
Judi Thor ... College Student (uncredited)
Roger Torrey ... Football Player (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Rube (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Purple Pit Customer (uncredited)
Karen Yadley ... Girl (uncredited)

Celeste Yarnall ... College Student (uncredited)

Francine York ... College Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerry Lewis 
 
Writing credits
Jerry Lewis (written by) and
Bill Richmond (written by)

Produced by
Ernest D. Glucksman .... producer
Arthur P. Schmidt .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Walter Scharf (music scored by)
 
Cinematography by
W. Wallace Kelley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Woodcock 
 
Casting by
Edward R. Morse (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Jack Stone .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Agnes Flanagan .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Hal Bell .... assistant production manager
William Davidson .... production manager (as Bill Davidson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Axness .... assistant director
Jack Barry .... assistant director (uncredited)
William R. Poole .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Martin Pendleton .... property master
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Bud Parman .... boom operator (uncredited)
Bill Wistrom .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Bob May .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Grant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Kyme Meade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Sterling Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
Murray Young .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: men
Nat Wise .... wardrobe: men
James M. George .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Ruth Stella .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Walter Scharf .... conductor
 
Other crew
Marshall Katz .... assistant to producer
Richard Mueller .... Technicolor color consultant
Marvin Weldon .... dialogue coach
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
107 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:K-8 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Iceland:L | Portugal:M/12 (R-10) (re-rating) | Sweden:11 | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: DVD audio commentary) (2004) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2002) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #20376) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Stella Stevens' character's name was first Stella Paine, but Stevens asked Jerry Lewis to change it to Stella Purdy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kelp is jammed into a storage cabinet by a student, his left knee lies on a big brown bottle. In the following scenes, this bottle has simply vanished.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Hamius R. Warfield:Now try to understand that I understand, that scientists and creators have their little eccentricities. Einstein hated hair cuts, Da Vinci love to paint, and Newton...
Professor Julius Kelp:He had something to do with figs, didn't he?
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
I'm in the Mood for LoveSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Jerry Lewis in Hilarious Jeckyl/Hyde Comedy, 25 May 2005
Author: mdm-11 from United States

This is by far the best of the Jerry Lewis (sans Martin) films. The Jekyll & Hyde storyline is the perfect outlet for Jerry Lewis' "physical comedy" genius. I bet the "French" were inspired by this performance, when they named Jerry Lewis their comedy idol. As a clumsy, yet lovable chemistry professor, the title character could hardly be considered a "babe magnet". When he discovers a magic potion that turns the nerd into "Buddy Love", his luck with the ladies appears to change. In the end, he learns that appearance is less important than character. A young Stella Stevens is effective as the grad-student love interest.

This original "Nutty Professor" is heartwarming and funny without offensive language and double-meaning visuals. It is far superior to its 1990s Eddie Murphy remake. Especially for a juvenile audience, Lewis beats Murphy by a mile!

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