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The Nutty Professor (1963)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi | 11 July 1963 (Argentina)
To improve his social life, a nerdish professor drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious, Buddy Love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Prof. Julius Kelp / Buddy Love
... Stella Purdy
... Dr. Mortimer S. Warfield
... Millie Lemmon
... Warzewski
... Football Player / Student
... Elmer Kelp
... Edwina Kelp
... Dr. M. Sheppard Leevee
... Bartender
... English Student
David Landfield ... College Student
... Football Player
... College Student
... 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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Well, any scientist who makes a girl like this can't be all mad. See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

11 July 1963 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

El profesor chiflado  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$7,630,000
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stella Stevens' character's name was first Stella Paine, but Stevens asked Jerry Lewis to change it to Stella Purdy. See more »

Goofs

When Julius drinks his "potion" and transforms into the Hyde-like creature prior to the appearance of Buddy, Julius' bird alternates between being covered and uncovered several times between shots. This is particularly noticeable when the bird says, "I told you, Julius," and we cut to a long shot where the birdcage is covered. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Hamius R. Warfield: [Warfield finishes with papers handed to him by secretary Lemmon] Where's your pad?
Millie Lemmon: Oh it's not quite a mile from campus. It's a small flat, but you should see what I did with the drapes! Oh! You meant my steno. pad. I'll be right back with it.
Dr. Hamius R. Warfield: Never mind, what is it?
Millie Lemmon: Mr. Buddy Love is here to see you, and is he ever a gasser! Should I have him come in?
Dr. Hamius R. Warfield: If you can do so without fainting.
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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 »

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Referenced in Red Dwarf: Heavy Science - Series V (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played when Professor Kelp is shown lying in bed
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Jerry's solo best
4 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

Easily Jerry's best film without Dean. After all these years it still holds up well. The Eddie Murphy remake was fine but this one did it without special effects. Favorite scene is the flashback of The Professors early life. His mother rules his milqtoast dad with an iron hand and in the background can be seen a toddler in a playpen who looks a little goofy. The close up reveals Jerry in baby PJ's. Then there is the legendary Alaskan Polar Bear Heater!


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