Who's Minding the Store? (1963)


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In this crazy Jerry Lewis comedy, the bumbling Lewis is a poodle sitter with a crush on his employer. The young woman's mother is appalled, so she hires the sitter to work in her department store. There he must deal with a fuss-budget store manager, and comical slapstick mayhem ensues.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Tashlin, Harry Tugend
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 5, 2000
Paramount Pictures


as Raymond Philler

as Barbara Tuttle

as Phoebe Tuttle

as Mr. Tuttle

as Mr. Quimby

as Mrs. Rothgraber

as Roberts

as Lady wrestler

as Mattress Customer

as Irving Cahastrophe

as Mrs. Glucksman

as Francois the Driver

as Tie salesman

as Client at Sale

as Caretaker

as Caretaker
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Critic Reviews for Who's Minding the Store?

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Frank Tashlin's live action cartoon, as usual w/his favorite star Jerry Lewis.

March 8, 2008

July 16, 2005

December 17, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

March 11, 2004
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Who's Minding the Store?

This is the 1st time I've ever sat & watched a full Jerry Lewis movie.I really only sat & watched this 1 because I was flipping through looking for something to watch a couple days ago & this movie was on.It was on the vacuum cleaner scene & it looked pretty good so I thought the next time it's on, I'll check it out (Today was the day) The skits (I guess you could call them that) were just way too corny for me & I didn't really get into the movie until right before the vacuum cleaner scene.The only skit of the movie I really did like was..... The vacuum cleaner scene.I guess I'm just not a fan of Jerry Lewis' movies

Brody Manson

Super Reviewer


Not a fan of slapstick humor. Jerry Lewis was very corny and made an ass of himself to be funny. I only chose to watch this because the plot seemed interesting but the movie just didn't do it for me.

Jennifer Torres

Second favorite Lewis flick hes working at a departments store now and tending to all departments, the favorite one is Lewis trying to sell a vacuum cleaner and vacuums everything up in the department into a huge hot air balloon like vacuum bag!


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