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The Nutty Professor - Original (1963)
IMDb Rating 6.7
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jerry Lewis Prof. Julius Ferris Kelp
Les Brown
Kathleen Freeman Millie Lemmon
Del Moore Dr. Hamius R. Warfield
Stella Stevens Stella Purdy
Med Flory Football Player
Howard Morris Father Kelp
Norman Alden Football Player
Milton Frome Dr. Leevee
Buddy Lester Bartender
Marvin Kaplan English Boy
Elvia Allman Mother Kelp
Henry Gibson
Plot
Jerry Lewis's 1963 Jekyll and Hyde variation has always been tagged by two popular assumptions: one is that it is his best work as a comic filmmaker, and the other is that Lewis's Mr. Hyde equivalent--the slick, ultra-arrogant, good-looking womanizer Buddy Love--actually lampoons the director's former partner, Dean Martin. Well, The Nutty Professor certainly is Lewis's best film. But all one has to do is watch it to realize the motivation behind Buddy Love is more confessional: he's really much more like Lewis's darker, narcissistic side, while the shlubby scientist (also played by Lewis) from whom Love springs is closer to the star's screen image. You can watch all this psychodrama yourself and have a lot of good laughs at the same time with this unusual film, which still surpasses Eddie Murphy's recent remake--though not necessarily by a wide gap. --Tom Keogh
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy
Director Jerry Lewis
Producer Ernest D. Glucksman
Writer Jerry Lewis; Bill Richmond
Studio Paramount Pictures
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 107 mins
Movie Release Date 6/4/1963
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 207
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 11/15/2002
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
UPC (Barcode) 097360671247
Chapters 15
Release Date 2000
Subtitles English
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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