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Director:
Writers:
Frank Tashlin (screenplay)
Norm Liebmann (story) ...
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Release Date:
16 December 1964 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Lewis Landmark See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jerry Lewis ... Jerome Littlefield
Glenda Farrell ... Dr. Jean Howard

Susan Oliver ... Susan Andrews

Karen Sharpe ... Julie Blair

Kathleen Freeman ... Nurse Maggie Higgins

Everett Sloane ... Mr. Tuffington
Del Moore ... Dr. Davenport
Alice Pearce ... Mrs. Fuzzibee
Milton Frome ... Board Member
John Macchia ... Orderly
Jack E. Leonard ... Fat Jack

Barbara Nichols ... Miss Marlowe
Muriel Landers ... Millicent
Frank J. Scannell ... Milton M. Mealy (as Frank Scannell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Alesia ... Interne (uncredited)
Murray Alper ... Patient (uncredited)
Allyson Ames ... Nurse (uncredited)
Carol Andreson ... Nurse (uncredited)
Danny Costello ... 1st Ambulance Interne (uncredited)

Frankie Darro ... Board Member (uncredited)

Richard Deacon ... Secondary Supporting Role (uncredited)

Robert Donner ... Interne (uncredited)
Tommy Farrell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Herbie Faye ... Mr. Welles, Patient (uncredited)
Jack Fife ... Moving Van Helper (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Bob Harvey ... Orderly (uncredited)
Mike Mahoney ... Van Driver (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... Moving Van Passenger (uncredited)

Kent McCord ... Pre-Opening Credit Hospital Intern (uncredited)
Freddie Payne ... Orderly (uncredited)
Marge Redmond ... Nurse (uncredited)
Michael Ross ... 1st Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Gabrielle Rossillon ... Nurse (uncredited)
Benny Rubin ... Waiter (uncredited)
Glen Walters ... Tall Blonde Masseuse (uncredited)
William Wellman Jr. ... Dr. Smathers (uncredited)

Cissy Wellman ... Nurse (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Policeman (uncredited)

Francine York ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tashlin 
 
Writing credits
Frank Tashlin (screenplay)

Norm Liebmann (story) and
Ed Haas (story)

Produced by
Paul Jones .... producer
Jerry Lewis .... executive producer
Arthur P. Schmidt .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley 
 
Cinematography by
W. Wallace Kelley (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Russel Wiles 
John Woodcock 
 
Art Direction by
Tambi Larsen 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Sy Devore (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Bud Bashaw Jr. .... makeup artist
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Jack Stone .... makeup artist
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... production manager (as Bill Davidson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ralph Axness .... assistant director
William R. Poole .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jim Cottrell .... props
Martin Pendleton .... props
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Don Merritt .... sound
Jim Miller .... sound
Bud Parman .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
Paul K. Lerpae .... special photographic effects
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ron Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Crowder .... grip
Robert Dabke .... grip
Lorne Netten .... gaffer
Sterling Smith .... still photographer
Dewey Wrigley Jr. .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sy Devore .... wardrobe: men
James M. George .... wardrobe
Shirlee Strahm .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Arthur P. Schmidt .... editorial supervisor
 
Music Department
Irvin Talbot .... conductor
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Marvin Weldon .... dialogue coach
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor
 
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Runtime:
Finland:89 min | USA:90 min | UK:89 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
When Jerome is wrapping the patient with tape, the assisting nurse looks directly at the camera twice.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Jerome is loading the laundry onto the cart, he throws a bag and it goes over the cart and hits the wall on the other side. When the laundry hits the wall and door, the door and the entire wall shake revealing that it is obviously fake.See more »
Quotes:
Julie Blair:Can you drive an ambulance?
Nurse Higgins:Well, in the Army I drove a tank...
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Tribute to Stanley Kramer (2004) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Disorderly OrderlySee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Lewis Landmark, 15 April 2006
Author: JasparLamarCrabb from Boston, MA

With all due respect to THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, THE DISORDERLY ORDERLY is the funniest movie Jerry Lewis ever made. He didn't direct it --- instead he wisely turned those duties over to the master Frank Tashlin. Tashlin keeps Lewis on slapstick track while forgoing much of the maudlin sentimentality that Lewis usually allowed to overwhelm his self-directed movies. As Jerome Littlefield, Lewis is an extremely inept orderly allowed to run amok by hospital administrator Glenda Farrell much to the chagrin of the shrewish head nurse, played by regular Lewis foil Kathleen Freeman.

The gags are plentiful and all on target: Lewis grappling with an inordinate amount of laundry and a very uncooperative laundry chute; Lewis having to relieve himself while a hypochondriac patient recalls her extremely small bladder; the silent ward has subtitles! Lewis is great and Freeman is her usually tightly wound crank. Alice Pearce is very funny as Mrs. Fuzzybee, who insists on revealing her ailments in very vivid detail.

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