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 ... See full summary »
Morgan and Catherine Norvell have their future plans ready. In Monte Carlo, their sailboat is stocked. From there they are going to sail to Malta and live on the boat for a year. They have ... See full summary »
In Miami Beach, the mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.
While fishing on a San Diego beach, Gerald Clamson catches ... a sea diver! Even more weird, the "fish" resembles him. The man, who is not (yet) dead, reveals his secret to the peaceful ... See full summary »
This film is available to watch on Youtube. It's actually better than many of Lewis' other movies, including his comeback film, "Hardly Working", and several of his films with Dean Martin. WAY better than "Don't Lower the Bridge..." or "Slapstick of a Different Kind." I'd say it's about on par with "Way Way Out", except more consistently gag-oriented and lower budget. I really cannot imagine why Lewis wants to withhold distributing this film, given his real Hollywood bombs in the past. The editing is clumsy and it doesn't have the manic impact typical of Lewis' films; he and Frank Tashlin did know best how to focus on a Lewis-character when he was on a roll. On the other hand, I found this film droll and amusing all the way through, without any need to fast-forward. On the other hand...
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