The Disorderly Orderly (1964)




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Newly hired to work at a hospital since his father is a doctor, an orderly (Jerry Lewis) causes havoc with patients and staff alike. Sammy Davis, Jr. sang the title theme.
Classics , Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Paramount Pictures

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Jerry Lewis
as Jerome Littlefield
Susan Oliver
as Susan Andrews
Glenda Farrell
as Dr. Jean Howard
Everett Sloane
as Tuffington
Karen Sharpe
as Julie Blair
Kathleen Freeman
as Maggie Higgins
Del Moore
as Dr. Davenport
Alice Pearce
as Talkative Patient
Jack E. Leonard
as Fat Jack
Richard Deacon
as Mr. Courtney
Danny Costello
as Ambulance Driver
Michael Ross
as Ambulance Driver
Herbie Faye
as Mrs. Welles
Frank J. Scannell
as Mr. McCaby
Mike Mazurki
as Driver
Murray Alper
as Driver
Benny Rubin
as Waiter (uncredited)
Milton Frome
as Board Member
John Macchia
as Orderly
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Critic Reviews for The Disorderly Orderly

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Full Review… | May 9, 2011
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Rather lovely chaos

Full Review… | February 4, 2010

There are a few sight gags that are funny, which keep it from being a complete waste.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
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Audience Reviews for The Disorderly Orderly

Quite boring and very silly, but The Disorderly Orderly, present one of the best car chase scenes ever made in movie history (in my opinion) and some funny moments. Another criative work by the team of Tashlin-Lewis.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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Disappointing, boring and painfully unfunny this bland comedy full of tired jokes is overlong and underwritten.

Matthew James
Matthew James

One of Jerry's funniest Scenes ever, on a Stretcher.So Funny you may need one yourself afterward.This Is Jerry Lewis at his best

Marilee Aschwanden
Marilee Aschwanden

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