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The Patsy

The Patsy (1964)

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Release Date: Aug 12, 1964 Wide

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Toward the end of Jerry Lewis's Paramount studio period, Lewis slapped together this bitter comedy about Hollywood phoniness and fame that has to be the most rancid portrait of the Hollywood star system in the Rat Pack era this side of Clifford Odets. When a famous entertainer suddenly is killed in an airplane crash, his team of flunkies -- producer Caryl Fergusson (Everett Sloane), writer Chic Wymore (Phil Harris), press agent Harry Silver (Keenan Wynn), director Morgan Heywood (Peter Lorre in

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Classics, Comedy

Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond

Oct 12, 2004

Paramount Pictures

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Who is Jerry Lewis, and why is he funny when he's serious and serious when he's funny?

September 25, 2009 Full Review Source: CinePassion
CinePassion

Jerry follows along the comedy lines of Chaplin, but with far less good results.

August 2, 2007 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jerry Lewis romp has its rib tickles.

January 4, 2005

The Patsy reflects a genuine affection for the artisans and jacks-of-all-trades that make careers like Lewis's possible.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

Frantic and over-produced, with the ungoverned star at his spastic worst.

June 8, 2004 | Comment (1)

Fascinatingly made Lewis film. Too bad it's not very funny.

February 18, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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