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The Errand Boy (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 24 November 1961 (USA)
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going, so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jerry Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Morty S. Tashman
Brian Donlevy ... Tom 'T.P.' Paramutual
Howard McNear ... Dexter Sneak
Dick Wesson ... The A.D.
Robert Ivers ... Young NY Director Who Argues with T.P.
Pat Dahl Pat Dahl ... Miss Carson
Renée Taylor ... Miss Giles
Rita Hayes Rita Hayes ... Singer Who Dubs Davitt
Stanley Adams ... Grumpy
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Helen Paramutual / Mrs. T.P.
Isobel Elsom ... Irma Paramutual
Sig Ruman ... Baron Elston Carteblanche
Felicia Atkins ... Serina
Doodles Weaver ... Weaver
Fritz Feld ... Busby - Roaring 20's Director
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Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going, so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Fractures Hollywood with a Million Howls! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

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Trivia

Joe Besser was struggling for work at this time, and friend Lewis gave him a small role. It paid off well for Besser, who met Joey Bishop on the set, and wound up with a co-starring role on The Joey Bishop Show (1961) for the next few years. See more »

Goofs

The diver writes a question to the title character but omits the apostrophe from "DON'T". See more »

Quotes

Morty S. Tashman: Do you smoke ma'am?
[Bubblegum Blower in Elevator shakes her head]
Morty S. Tashman: Thank heavens.
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Connections

Featured in North (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

That's My Way
(uncredited)
Written by Lou Brown, Jerry Lewis and Bill Richmond
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A Jerry Lewis Classic!!!!!!!
1 February 2003 | by curtaincall9000See all my reviews

i first saw pieces of this movie on AMC and just had to rent it. the story is so sweet and that's what it's such a great film. it's hard to decide what would be considered the best scenes, but these are my favorites: when jerry gets the jelly-beans for the 3 kids and when he talks to that puppet goose. these show the childlike innocence of jerry and how morty s tashman felt about the studio, [these are near the middle of the film]. i think that not only jerry-fans will like this movie but anyone looking for a good movie to sit back and enjoy! next to the nutty professor, this is jerry's best work! definetly a wonderful story to behold!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De golpe en golpe See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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