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Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

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Norman Phiffier works as a store clerk in a large department store. Clumsy and inept, he can't do anything right. Boy are they in trouble!

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Francesca Bellini ...
Shirley Lott
Peggy Mondo ...
Lady wrestler
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Emily Rothgraber
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Mr. Orlandos
Isobel Elsom ...
Hazel, a Dowager
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Mrs. Glucksman
Fritz Feld ...
Irving Cahastrophe, the Gourmet Manager
Milton Frome ...
Francois, the Driver
Mary Treen ...
Dick Wessel ...
Traffic Cop (as Richard Wessel)
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Barbara is a very rich girl who falls in love with Norman Phiffier, a poor young man. She doesn't tell him who she really is and prepares to marry him. But, Mrs. Tuttle (Barbara's mother) doesn't want her daughter to mary such a poor man. So, she hires Norman at one of her big stores, and gives him the most difficult and disgusting works. She hopes that seeing Norman humiliated, Barbara will finally leave him. But things don't work exactly this way... Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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14 December 1963 (Japan)  »

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Der Ladenhüter  »

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Trivia

Norman Phiffier's previous jobs include that of caddy, TV repairman, and Paramount Theater usher. Jerry Lewis played a caddy in The Caddy (1953) and a TV repairman in both Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) and It's Only Money (1962). He also made a number of movies for Paramount, including Who's Minding the Store? (1963) See more »

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As Norman Phiffier attempts to load a large mirror onto a delivery truck, a reflection of the camera crew is briefly visible. See more »

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Shirley Lott: Your wife is on the phone.
Mr. Quimby: Hang up!
Shirley Lott: Yes, sir.
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References Ben Casey (1961) See more »

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A Great Film
12 May 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films in the career of Jerry Lewis. This film can pretty much be seen as a series of vignettes as Norman bounces around from department to department as he tries to earn enough money to marry the woman he loves. Also, the rest of the cast give solid performances especially John McGiver, Ray Walston and Agnes Moorehead. Walston is great as the weasel of a store manager who does everything he can to break Norman. McGiver is outstanding as Mr. Tuttle who in the process of the film turns from a milquetoast to a tiger as he finally stands up to his wife, Phoebe. However, Agnes Moorehead is perfect as Phoebe Tuttle and she pretty much plays a mortal version of Endorra, the character she would play less than a year later on "Bewitched".

However, the one negative criticism of the film that I have is the fact that like what a couple of other commentators said was the fact that this film is pretty much takes great joy in bashing women. Other than that this is a great film.


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