The Bellboy

Film, Comedy

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.


Release details

72 mins

Cast and crew

Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Alex Gerry
Bob Clayton
Sonny Sand
Herkie Styles
Milton Berle
Walter Winchell
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