The Errand Boy (1961)


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The second of Jerry Lewis' directorial endeavors, The Errand Boy, like its predecessor The Bellboy, is essentially a series of "spot gags," some hilarious, others only moderately amusing. The gossamer-thin plot finds Morty Tashman (Lewis) being hired by the CEO of "Paramutuel Pictures" (Brian Donlevy) to spy on studio employees and report any incidents of wastefulness and sloth. This gives Morty a chance to wander all over the Paramutuel Pictures lot, inadvertently interfering with work in … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond
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On DVD: Oct 12, 2004
Paramount Pictures


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Critic Reviews for The Errand Boy

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
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November 8, 2004
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Jerry Lewis screwball comedy is tedious, lacks kid appeal.

Full Review… | December 16, 2014
Common Sense Media

The skeleton of Hollywood, half fakery and half magic

Full Review… | February 5, 2010

Audience Reviews for The Errand Boy

Trying to r3reate the "success" he had in The Bellboy, Lewis flops with this film. A couple of amusing scenes but overall it just doesn't work.

My favorite movie of Jerry' funny and you can't beat the boardroom scene set to music...classic!!

Tiffany T

I don't like Jerry Lewis or his movies,but I do admire his charity work & his MD marathons. I did watch this to see if I would change my mind about him,but it didn't.

D'Anna Nemitz

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