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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This movie was picked up for distribution in the United States by 20th Century-Fox after it had made $25 million at the box-office in South America and Europe. The picture had been independently financed outside of the studio system when developed and made. 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