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The Bellboy

  • Film

Time Out says

For his first venture into direction, Lewis forsook the saccharine plotlines of his previous work for a film of sketches based on the character of a bumbling bellboy at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami. The result, each scene working like a fully achieved comic short, boasts more hits than misses, including such superbly timed gags as the speedy assembling of chairs in a hall and the relapse of a hopeless diet-watcher, as well as guest appearances by Walter Winchell, Milton Berle and 'Jerry Lewis' (revealingly irascible). Lewis even throws in a tribute to his great mentor, Stan Laurel. Perhaps to the relief of many, Lewis (in his bellboy character) remains entirely mute for most of the movie.
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Release Details

  • Duration:72 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jerry Lewis
  • Screenwriter:Jerry Lewis
  • Cast:
    • Jerry Lewis
    • Alex Gerry
    • Bob Clayton
    • Sonny Sand
    • Herkie Styles
    • Milton Berle
    • Walter Winchell
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