In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results. Written by
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Did You Know?
In the book "Dean and Me: A Love Story" (2006), Jerry Lewis
said of this film: "The whole experience was a mixed bag...I have to admit that the awful strain of the past ten years showed in every part of my work...The movie didn't really hang together, and not so surprisingly, I looked terrible in it." See more
At one point, Lewis tries to open the hood of a car. The hood quickly pops up and knocks Lewis on his feet. In the next shot, the hood is back down without having been touched. See more
Referenced in The Big Picture