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Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

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This frantic comedy finds Raymond (Jerry Lewis) working in a department store. Mr. Tuttle (John McGiver) is the watchful owner, whose outspoken wife Phoebe (Agnes Moorehead) makes no secret about her feelings that Raymond is an incompetent boob. Barbara (Jill St. John) is the pretty elevator operator, and unknown to Raymond, the boss' daughter. Quimby (Ray Walston) is the floor manager who has more of an eye for the ladies than his job at the store. Raymond proceeds to wreck every department in the store, earning new positions with each mishap.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Comedy
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In Theaters:
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Studio:
Paramount Pictures

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Cast

Jerry Lewis
as Raymond Philler
Jill St. John
as Barbara Tuttle
Agnes Moorehead
as Phoebe Tuttle
John McGiver
as Mr. Tuttle
Ray Walston
as Mr. Quimby
Nancy Kulp
as Mrs. Rothgraber
John Abbott
as Roberts
Peggy Mondo
as Lady wrestler
Mary Treen
as Mattress Customer
Fritz Feld
as Irving Cahastrophe
Kathleen Freeman
as Mrs. Glucksman
Milton Frome
as Francois the Driver
Richard Deacon
as Tie salesman
Barbara Pepper
as Client at Sale
Michael Ross
as Caretaker
Jerry Gordet
as Caretaker
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Critic Reviews for Who's Minding the Store?

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

March 8, 2008
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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
Brody Manson

Super Reviewer

Some more Jerry Lewis and Frank Tashlin genius, can never get enough of that! The best thing about this movie is it's cartoony atmosphere, it's like watching a live action Looney Tunes short with all the slapstick and goofy situations. There's lot of good moments in this movie, the fried ants, Jerry playing a golf simulator a little too well, and the masterful typewriter sequence, one of the definitive Jerry Lewis scenes. Definitely one to check out if you want lots of laughs with one of the most memorable comedians.

Matthew Oldham
Matthew Oldham
½

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
Jennifer Torres

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