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The King of Comedy

DVD review of The King of Comedy (1982), starring Jerry Lewis, Robert Deniro  Jerry Lewis‘ The King of Comedy is not the typical Jerry Lewis movie.  It’s not a comedy, it’s not for the children.  It’s a very dark comedy (although rated PG). The King of Comedy looks at the...
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The Ladies Man starring Jerry Lewis

Editorial Reviews of Jerry Lewis’ The Ladies Man (1961), courtesy of Amazon.com  Jerry Lewis conjured up one of his simplest concepts for this 1961 hit, but it required a lot of scaffolding. The Ladies Man puts love-scarred Jerry (who has sworn off women) in an all-girl boarding house, infuriated by...
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The Disorderly Orderly

The Disorderly Orderly (1964) starring Jerry Lewis, Susan Oliver, Karen Sharp, Del Moore, Kathleen Freeman  In The Disorderly Orderly, Jerry Lewis plays the part of Jerome Littlefield, a would-be medical student who has dropped out of school due to his extreme case of sympathy pains—whenever a patient discusses his or...
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Funny Bones

Editorial review of Funny Bones, courtesy of Amazon.com Funny Bones, directed by Peter Chelsom (Hear My Song), is a weird but intriguing comedy with a particularly dark edge. Oliver Platt plays a would-be comedian, the son of a major comedy star (Jerry Lewis); Dad’s reputation even overshadows his...
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My Friend Irma Goes West

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950), starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marie Wilson, Diana Lynn  The team of Martin & Lewis (Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, of course) return to the screen in the sequel to their first film, My Friend Irma.This time, the ditzy blonde Irma (Marie Wilson) leads...
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Scared Stiff [Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis]

Scared Stiff (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Lizbeth Scott, Carmen Miranda  Scared Stiff is a remake of the Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard comedy, The Ghost Breakers, with Dean Martin as Larry Todd, a singer who is falsely accused of murder (“You murdered a perfect stranger?” “Nobody’s perfect.”)....
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Money from Home

Synopsis of Money from Home (1953) starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Marjie Millar, Pat Crowley Synopsis of Money from Home In Money from Home, Gambler Honey Talk Nelson needs money to pay off his losses – quickly. He enlists the aid of his cousin Virgil, a veterinary assistant, to fix...
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