A clueless, recently single graduate unwittingly takes a job as a servant in a mansion inhabited by dozens of young women.

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Jerry Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Herbert H. Heebert / Mama Heebert
Helen Traubel Helen Traubel ... Miss Helen N. Wellenmellon
Pat Stanley Pat Stanley ... Fay
Kathleen Freeman ... Katie
George Raft ... George Raft
Harry James ... Harry James
Marty Ingels ... Marty Ingels
Buddy Lester ... Willard C. Gainsborough
Gloria Jean ... Gloria
Hope Holiday ... Miss Anxious
Jack LaLanne ... Jack LaLanne
Westbrook Van Voorhis Westbrook Van Voorhis ... TV Person to Person
Sylvia Lewis ... Miss Cartilage
Eddie Quillan ... Wolf Man (scenes deleted)
Dee Arlen Dee Arlen ... Miss Liar
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Storyline

After his girl leaves him for someone else, Herbert gets really depressed and starts searching for a job. He finally finds one in a big house which is inhabited by many, many women. Can he live in the same home with all these females? Written by Chris Makrozahopoulos <makzax@hotmail.com>

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Jerry as a girl-shy handyman in a Hollywood hotel for girls only! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the early scene where Herbert is reading his references to Katie, the portrait behind his head 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). Jerry Lewis was asked by the prop master who he wanted on the wall and Lewis requested Bushman. See more »

Goofs

Herberts mattress suddenly changes to an air-mattress the first evening he's going to bed. See more »

Quotes

Herbert H. Heebert: Hey, lady!
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Crazy Credits

The end credit reads "OVUR". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tout Va Bien (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Bang Tail
Music by Harry James
Played by Harry James (trumpet) and His Band
Danced by Jerry Lewis and Francesca Bellini
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Good. Not as clever or as funny as Nutty Professor
10 June 2021 | by DickinsonsmailSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie and parts did make me laugh. Jerry Lewis is certainly an acquired taste however. When the movie started, I was worried and thought I would abhor the rest. It opens with a ridiculously over acted and unfunny scene where acts devastated to spot the girl with another guy. It was more cringe inducing than funny. This kind of slapstick might have caused a few laughs back in the 60s but it's almost unbearable to watch now.

That being said, there were parts in the movie I did find funny, as silly as they might have been. The bit with the method acting with the girl slapping him. The man and the hat. George raft. The butterflies flying out. Also, I do love the setting!

To summarise, humour is sometimes a bit forced, slightly outdated but still has its moments and charm.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Ladies Man See more »

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Budget:

$3,100,000 (estimated)
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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