The Ladies Man

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

Jerry Lewis' second film as director is one of his greatest, with its star almost overwhelmed by his one major set, the split-level interior of a Hollywood boarding hotel for aspiring actresses, where one Herbert Heebert, practising misogynist, has been taken on in all innocence as a houseboy. Lewis' camera performs some virtuoso movement around the rooms (Jean-Luc Godard and Julien Temple were to borrow this device), and the ultra-loose plotline allows for some hilarious sequences, and even a touch of surrealism in one entirely white interior. Highlights include Lewis breaking up a television show and dancing a tango with George Raft.

By: DT


Release details

106 mins

Cast and crew

Jerry Lewis
Bill Richmond, Jerry Lewis
Jerry Lewis
Pat Stanley
Hope Holiday
George Raft
Helen Traubel
Doodles Weaver
Kathleen Freeman
Jack Kruschen
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