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The Errand Boy (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 4 June 1962 (Denmark)
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 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 »

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Comedy | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1962 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

De golpe en golpe See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Anastasia Anastasia toasts a dead man, the portrait of the man she's toasting is Francis X. Bushman, a matinee idol of the Silent Age of film, whose career continued well into the 1960s with such films as Sabrina (1954). This was not the only time Jerry Lewis requested Bushman in one of his films, as a portrait also appears in his film The Ladies Man (1961). See more »


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Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Music by Richard Rodgers
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One of my favorites also.
8 November 2006 | by TRRkeySee all my reviews

Biting satire set up by the staid Brian Donlevy, and Howard McNear in his absolute best role, Jerry only exceeds this in "The Nutty Professor" with his 'Buddy Love' nightclub entrance and musical performance. Playing it straight as Jerry Langford in "King of Comedy" is also at the top of my list. "The Disorderly Orderly" and "Who's Minding the Store" are great entertainment also, {in my humble opinion} topping a list you all know. He and Mickey Rooney and a few others are the last of a vaudeville/burlesque tradition that we shall not see again. Jerry Lewis, the consummate comedian, actor, producer and director was able to bring genuinely funny and original material to the screen over and over again. Hats off to You, Jerry, a talent without peer.


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