A timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

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Jerry Lewis
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Prof. Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
Stella Stevens ... Stella Purdy
Del Moore ... Dr. Mortimer S. Warfield
Kathleen Freeman ... Millie Lemmon
Med Flory ... Warzewski
Norman Alden ... Football Player / Student
Howard Morris ... Elmer Kelp
Elvia Allman ... Edwina Kelp
Milton Frome ... Dr. M. Sheppard Leevee
Buddy Lester ... Bartender
Marvin Kaplan ... English Student
David Landfield David Landfield ... College Student
Skip Ward ... Football Player
Julie Parrish ... College Student
Henry Gibson ... Gibson - College Student
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Storyline

Nerd. Milquetoast. Klutz. These are just three of the many undesirable words that can be used to describe Professor Julius Kelp. But all that changes when the chemistry expert invents a potion that transforms him into a suave, sexy chick magnet, whom Julius aptly names Buddy Love. Unfortunately, there's one side effect: Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, an event that always happens at inopportune times. How will Julius/Buddy resolve his Jekyll-and-Hyde dilemma? Written by alfiehitchie

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What does he become? What kind of monster? See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

An uncredited Cliff Robertson can be briefly seen lighting a cigarette just outside the Purple Pit as Buddy Love enters the club for the first time. Robertson is the last in the sequence of wide-eyed people, staring in astonishment at Buddy moments before the audience sees Buddy for the first time. See more »

Goofs

During Professor Kelp's first, painful transition scene, a gold pinkie ring can be seen on his hairy, Hyde-like little finger. This is a flashy affectation that the nerdy Kelp would never wear. This same ring appears often in other Lewis movies, regardless of the nature of the character he is playing. See more »

Quotes

Professor Julius Kelp: Well, just don't do something. Sit there.
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Crazy Credits

False ending which first displays, "That's all, folks!!" then inserts a NOT in between "that's" and "all," then a 5-minute story epilogue goes to the actual ending, which is credited as "The beginning." The actor credits are done as curtain calls, with each performer bowing behind their name. See more »


Soundtracks

I'm in the Mood for Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Jerry Lewis as Buddy Love at the Purple Pit student nightclub.
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Nutty + Proffesor= Fun!
25 January 2003 | by curtaincall9000See all my reviews

i enjoy watching jerry lewis's movies and this one is an all-time classic! the story is out of the ordinary and that's what makes it fun and enjoyable. it's very interesting to watch jerry's cute mannerisms such as:running his tongue over his teeth, stuttering [especially towards stella]and that memorable voice. i find the proffesor kelp character much more appealing then buddy love. b.l. can get on one's nerves with his smooth fonzie/gangster attitude. one of the best scenes in the movie was when j.l. sings "that old black magic". stella stevens portrays stella very well but how could a student/teacher marriage be looked upon? a must see and definetly a classic!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

7 June 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Nutty Professor See more »

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Gross USA:

$7,630,000
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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