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The Nutty Professor (4-Jun-1963)

Director: Jerry Lewis

Writers: Jerry Lewis; Bill Richmond

Music Scored and Conducted by: Walter Scharf

Producer: Ernest D. Glucksman

Keywords: Sci-Fi/Comedy, Teachers, Secret Formula

Wipe that lipstick off, slide on over here and let's get started.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Les Brown
14-Mar-1912 4-Jan-2001 Les Brown and his Band of Renown
Med Flory
27-Aug-1926 12-Mar-2014 Supersax
Kathleen Freeman
17-Feb-1919 23-Aug-2001 Gen. Burkhalter's sister
Henry Gibson
21-Sep-1935 14-Sep-2009 Laugh-In
Marvin Kaplan
24-Jan-1927 25-Aug-2016 Henry on Alice
Jerry Lewis
16-Mar-1926 20-Aug-2017 Muscular Dystrophy Association
Howard Morris
4-Sep-1919 21-May-2005 Ernest T. Bass on The Andy Griffith Show
Stella Stevens
1-Oct-1936   The Ballad of Cable Hogue


Jerry Lewis   ...   Professor Julius Kelp
Stella Stevens   ...   Stella Purdy
Del Moore   ...   Dr. Hamius R. Warfield
Kathleen Freeman   ...   Millie Lemmon
Med Flory   ...   Football Player
Norman Alden   ...   Football Player
Howard Morris   ...   Father Kelp
Elvia Allman   ...   Mother Kelp
Milton Frome   ...   Dr. Leevee
Buddy Lester   ...   Bartender
Marvin Kaplan   ...   English Boy
David Landfield   ...   Student
Skip Ward   ...   Football Player
Julie Parrish   ...   Student
Henry Gibson   ...   Student
Les Brown   ...   Himself
and His Band of Renown   ...   Themselves


Review by Anthony Rimell (posted on 4-Sep-2007)

Witty and funny in its day, it is still a significantly superior movie to the Eddie Murhpy remake. For starters' Lewis did not need a fat suit make-over to make the professor both funny and sad! Aspects of the movie will quickly seem dated to anyone who watches it in 2007 (especially smoking as a sign of 'cool'). Yet like all classics, there is a timelessness about the story that quickly rises above the quirks that inevitable appear after over 40 years. Rent it, enjoy it, and see the magic of slapstick from another time.

Review by anonymous (posted on 23-Jun-2006)

This movie is a corny and outdated early 60's movie that was enjoyable when it came out and still has a certain charm today. Jerry Lewis is a hoot as a Dean Martin type cool cat and Stella Stevens is always easy to look at. The film has that curiously timely debate about whether sports in college detracts from education. Nothin lavish about the point and shoot filming, still my kids laughed many times throughout, mostly because Jerry Lewis can actually be funny and interesting when he's playing it serious. If you haven't seen it - worth a look. If you saw it long ago, it will remind you of the 60's.

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