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The Nutty Professor

Surreal off-the-wall masterpiece, with Lewis again playing 7-stone cretin, this time a campus chemistry professor who woos his dream girl by inventing a magic potion that turns him (on and off) into a he-man of the Dean Martin school (hip, brylcreemed, offensive). The Technicolor blazes and swirls with manic energy, while the Jekyll-and-Hyde plot hustles its way through a minefield of gags, and sneers eloquently at the joys of the New America (a popular off-limits bar called The Purple Pit). Parody and nostalgia: pure alchemy.

Release details

Duration: 107 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jerry Lewis
Screenwriter: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond
Cast: Jerry Lewis
Stella Stevens
Del Moore
Kathleen Freeman
Med Flory
Norman Alden
Howard Morris
Elvia Allman
Henry Gibson

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5 / 5

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richard

His finest comedy he produced in his career. I saw this when I was 9 years old and though I am not a real Jerry Lewis Fan, this was his best work of art. It contained a nice assortment of comedy gags and Jekyll-Hyde plot that mixes the comedy and story line with lessons in ourselves in accepting our personality of who we are not what we would like to be.

richard

His finest comedy he produced in his career. I saw this when I was 9 years old and though I am not a real Jerry Lewis Fan, this was his best work of art. It contained a nice assortment of comedy gags and Jekyll-Hyde plot that mixes the comedy and story line with lessons in ourselves in accepting our personality of who we are not what we would like to be.