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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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Storyline

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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One way or another, Norman Phiffier's last name gets mispronounced seven times in the film. 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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Roberts: Mr. Phiffier has worked as a delivery boy at Macy's, theater usher at the New York Paramount, caddy at the Lodgemont Country Club, a TV repairman in the Bronx, and Mr. Phiffier also attempted to become a mailman but failed the test.
Mrs. Phoebe Tuttle: How can anyone fail becoming a mailman?
Roberts: Sloping shoulders. The bag kept slipping off.
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Jerry Lewis slapstick comedy is at its best
29 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite Jerry Lewis movies. The cast of characters are funny and talented. I especially enjoyed watching the very sexy secretary, Shirley Lott played by Francesca Bellini in her tight skirts, silk blouses and her gorgeous legs in high heels. Ms. Bellini's key scene was towards the end of the movie when clumsy Norman Phiffer, played by Jerry Lewis was repairing a vacuum cleaner and increased the suction to its highest power and then turned it on. As she got off the elevator with the vacuum out of control and pointed in her direction her skirt was sucked right off her body revealing her gorgeous legs encased only in dark brown silk stockings held up by a black lacey garter-belt over her pretty black panties. Embarrassed, she screamed and ran off to hide. This was Mr.Lewis's trademark in almost every movie where a woman would get her clothes ripped or torn off her to the delight of every male in the audience.


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