THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (Theatrical Release USA 1963)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

The Nutty Professor
allows Jerry Lewis to play two different roles. One role as a suave, sophisticated entertainer is not how we usually saw him in film and is a treat to see. There is not much storyline to this film. It serves more as a teen watch at the grade level of some of the earlier 1960s beach party movies without the beach. Great work for Director Jerry Lewis in coordinating acting and directing in the same film.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A nerdy professor desires to be the envy of the social set and creates a chemical concoction that changes him into a suave socializer.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jerry Lewis for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Ernest D. Glucksman for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:
Professor Julius Kelp/Buddy Love (Jerry Lewis), Stella Purdy (Stella Stevens), Dr. Mortimer S. Warfield (Del Moore), Millie Lemmon (Kathleen Freeman), Warzewski (Med Flory), Football Player/Student (Norman Alden), Elmer Kelp (Howard Morris), Edwina Kelp (Elvia Allman), Dr. M. Sheppard Leevee (Milton Frome), Bartender (Buddy Lester), and English Student (Marvin Kaplan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. The movie can serve as background for a house party/barbecue, a light lunch watch, or academic study of Lewis’ career in comedy.

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