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The Bellboy (1960)

Approved | | Comedy | 21 July 1960 (UK)
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Mute bellboy Stanley works at the luxurious Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. In spite of being a serviceable and friendly employee, the clumsy Stanley gets successively into trouble with his mistakes.

Director:

Jerry Lewis

Writer:

Jerry Lewis

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Stanley / Jerry Lewis
Alex Gerry ... Mr. Novak, Hotel Manager
Bob Clayton Bob Clayton ... Bob, Bell Captain
Sonnie Sands Sonnie Sands ... Sonnie, Bellboy (as Sonny Sands)
Eddie Shaeffer Eddie Shaeffer ... Eddie, Bellboy
Herkie Styles Herkie Styles ... Herkie, Bellboy
David Landfield David Landfield ... David, Bellboy
Bill Richmond Bill Richmond ... Stan Laurel
Larry Best Larry Best ... Apple Man
Cary Middlecoff Cary Middlecoff ... Cary Middlecoff
Art Terry Art Terry ... Art Terry (as The Novelites)
Frankie Carr Frankie Carr ... Frankie Carr (as The Novelites)
Joe Mayer Joe Mayer ... Joe Mayer (as The Novelites)
Stanley Allan Stanley Allan ... Hotel Guest
Duke Art Jr. Duke Art Jr. ... Bellboy
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Storyline

Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach. It is there that he performs his duties quietly and without a word to anyone. All that he displays are facial expressions and a comedic slapstick style. And anything that can go wrong - does go wrong when Stanley is involved. Then one day, Jerry Lewis, big star, arrives at the hotel and some of the staff notice the striking resemblance. Stanley continues to do what he was hired to do while star Lewis has more trouble with his entourage than the hotel accommodations. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

He's the Silliest!!! - In a Series of Sequences That Are Even Sillier! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Trivia

The scene where Lewis is running with the dogs is similar to one used at Cinderella. See more »

Goofs

Stanley takes Mr Carter to Room 625, they walk down a passageway and turn the corner. Room 626 is next to it on the right. When Stanley exits, Room 626 is not there. In fact he comes out of the last room on the left of the passageway. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Novak, Hotel Manager: Stop shaking your head! What's a matter with you, can't you talk?
Stanley: Certainly, I can talk. I suspect I can talk as well as any other man, Mr. Novak.
Mr. Novak, Hotel Manager: In that case, how is it we never heard you talk before?
Stanley: Because no one ever asked me.
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Crazy Credits

Jerry is credited both as "Jerry Lewis" and "Joe Levitch", his real name: Jerry Lewis plays Stanley, Joe Levitch plays himself. See more »

Connections

References The Shadow (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Alabama Jubilee
(uncredited)
Music by George L. Cobb
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
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Ringing up the laughs
10 April 2003 | by george.schmidtSee all my reviews

THE BELLBOY (1960) **1/2 Jerry made his directorial debut and starred as a silent bumbling bellhop at the posh Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach encountering all sorts of trouble including a run in with Milton Berle and... Jerry Lewis (!)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1960 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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