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The Disorderly Orderly (1964)

When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head ... See full summary »

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Dr. Jean Howard
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Susan Andrews
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Nurse Maggie Higgins
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Mr. Tuffington
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Dr. Davenport
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Mrs. Fuzzibee
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Orderly
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Fat Jack
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Miss Marlowe
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Millicent
Frank J. Scannell ...
Milton M. Mealy (as Frank Scannell)
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When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head of the sanitarium who almost becomes a patient after the antics of the frantic employee. When talkative patient Mrs. Fuzzibee happily and continuously relates her maladies to Jerome, he hilariously has psychosomatic symptoms that mirror those of the nutty woman. He discovers that his high school girl of his dreams, Susan Andrews has been brought to the sanitarium after a suicide attempt. He secretly pays for the destitute young woman's stay while helping to restore her confidence and self respect, much to the jealousy of his girlfriend, Julie Blair, a young and pretty nurse who has high hopes of becoming the future Mrs. Littlefield. Written by alfiehitchie

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1 February 1965 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Tölpel vom Dienst  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

The ninth and last film in which Jerry Lewis was directed by Frank Tashlin. See more »

Goofs

After Jerome falls into the laundry chute, a clear silhouette of a crew member is visible inside. See more »

Quotes

Julie Blair: Can you drive an ambulance?
Nurse Higgins: Well, in the Army I drove a tank...
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Connections

Featured in North (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

The Disorderly Orderly
by Earl Shuman and Leon Carr
Sung by Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis thru the courtesy of Reprise Records
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Jerry Lewis at his silliest best
25 November 2002 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

I can watch Jerry Lewis films over and over again and still get the full laugh effect. This one finds him as an orderly in a mental hospital (!) where he manages to fumble everything from breakfast to scrubbing the floors. He meets a destitute patient (Susan Oliver) and then the fun begins. These sequences provide a little of the film's serious side but overall the slapstick and Jerry's mugging are hilarious. Even the kids will get a hoot out of this. Highly recommended for family viewing.


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