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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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Shirley Lott
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Lady wrestler
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Mr. Orlandos
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Hazel, a Dowager
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Mrs. Glucksman
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Irving Cahastrophe, the Gourmet Manager
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Francois, the Driver
Mary Treen ...
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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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Look who's minding the store!

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14 December 1963 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

¿Quién controla la tienda?  »

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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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Mr. Quimby: Forgive me for saying this, but this boy has character, and I know what character is! I remember when I had it!
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References Ben Casey (1961) See more »

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Just plain fun!
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the all time comedy greats. Jerry Lewis plays a guy who can do nothing right, (to the extreme). Jerry plays a young man who wants to make something of himself so he can marry the girl of his dreams. Jill St. John is wonderful as the girl of his affection.

I can't say enough about John McGiver. He plays the "milk toast", Mr. Tuttle. I've seen him in a number of fun films and he always gives a strong performance. His wife, who wore the pants, was played by Hollywood legend, Agnes Moorehead. She gave a strong performance in this film. She was simply wonderful. The things she puts Jerry up to are extremely over the top! Very funny.

I was to young to see this film when it came out. However as a child I can remember seeing it on television. I can remember my dad falling out of his chair and rolling on the floor in laughter. I remember joining him on the floor and finding it hard to breath because I was laughing so hard. My mom was hitting the side of her chair and screaming. You can't buy memories like that. I truly believe Jerry Lewis was the best comic of his time. For that matter, Our time.

Jerry Lewis is a true comic who isn't afraid to be the butt of every joke. That's what separates great comics from the rest. People like Jack Benny, Phyllis Diller,George Burns, The Three Stooges and on and on. It wasn't about them, It was about laughter.

If you want to take a break from the stress of life, if just for a moment, and simply enjoy a little nuttiness for the sake of nuttiness, this is the film for you.


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