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The Ladies Man (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy | August 1961 (UK)
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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IT'S JERRY'S BIGGEST, FUNNIEST YET! (original ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El terror de las chicas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,100,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Ralph Helfer, the owner and trainer of Zamba the African Lion, found out that Jerry Lewis had a gun he completely lost control, got up into his face and yelled loud enough to stop everyone in earshot. Jerry had Ralph thrown off the set, and got him barred from working at the studio for six months until he was finished with this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry is fixing Buddy Lester's hat and his back is turned to the camera, he can be heard audibly laughing at his own antics. See more »

Quotes

Herbert H. Heebert: Hey, lady!
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Crazy Credits

The end credit reads "OVUR". See more »

Connections

References Cinderfella (1960) 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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Fun to watch but not really for its entire duration.
12 January 2011 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

On the one hand this is a greatly entertaining, goofy, comedy but on the other its also a bit of a failure.

What the movie fails at is being a consistent one and maintaining a story throughout. It seems that about half way through the film-makers decided to throw the story overboard and to me the second half of the movie did not really felt in tone with its first half. But this might also very well be simply due to the fact that there wasn't much story to work with in the first place. It's an extremely simplistic story, that serves as an excuse to allow Jerry Lewis act crazy and incredibly immature.

And this is what makes the movie still some good lighthearted fun to watch. The comedy is real goofy and slapstick like and it shall most likely please the Jerry Lewis fans. The movie really has some good laughs in it, so as a comedy the movie still delivers, despite of its weaker second half.

Seriously, things don't even make sense anymore in its second half and a couple of different story lines and characters get thrown in, as if it all was a last minute decision. Things get really forced, such as for instance the 'love story' that really came out of nowhere and therefore just never worked out at all.

But no, I don't want to sound too negative about this movie, since it was one that I still enjoyed watching. The movie is a fun one to watch and a true pleasure to look at, due to its nice sets and Jerry Lewis, who was simply perfectly silly and provided the movie with much more fun and entertainment than its script could ever had.

Decent enough, simple entertainment.

6/10

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