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The Patsy (1964)




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Intended as a sequel to Jerry Lewis' 1960 success, Bellboy, The Patsy was originally titled Son of the Bellboy. Lewis is, again, hotel bellboy Stanley Belt. After the death of a big musical celebrity, Stanley finds himself approached by a team of managers eager to replace the late singer. Stanley is soon trained for imminent stardom but repeatedly lets down his team by screwing up his performances and public appearances. By some stroke of luck, he lands a gig on Ed Sullivan's television show. Stanley's managers high-tail it before it is too late but he may yet have a little surprise in store for all his nay-sayers. Peter Lorre died soon after he shot his roles as the character of Morgan Heywood.more
Rating: G
Genre: Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Bill Richmond, Jerry Lewis
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 12, 2004
Paramount Pictures


Jerry Lewis
as Stanley Belt
Everett Sloane
as Caryl Fergusson
Ina Balin
as Ellen Betz
Keenan Wynn
as Harry Silver
Phil Harris
as Chic Wymore
Peter Lorre
as Morgan Heywood
John Carradine
as Bruce Alden
Hans Conried
as Prof. MuleRRR
Richard Deacon
as Sy Devore
Scatman Crothers
as Shoeshine Boy
Del Moore
as Police Officer
Nancy Kulp
as Theatergoer
Lloyd Thaxton
as Disc Jockey
Norman Alden
as Bully at Gym
Jerome Cowan
as Executive
Gavin Gordon
as Executive on Golf Co...
Harry Spear
as Salesman
June Smaney
as Pedicurist
Mabel Smaney
as Woman in Phone Booth
Robert May
as Fireworks Boy
John Macchia
as Student
Harry V. Cheshire
as Police Sergeant
Ed Rosa
as Band Leader
Joe Stabil
as Leader Musician
Michael Ross
as Truck Driver
Dave Lipp
as Frozen-Stare Man
Phil Arnold
as Bartender
Dee Jay Mattis
as The Broad
Terry Naylor
as Customer
William Leyden
as TV Announcer
Sam Weston
as Man on Phone
Jerry Hausner
as Floorman
Darlene Lucht
as Checkroom Girl
Quinn O'Hara
as Cigarette Girl
Fritz Feld
as Maitre D'
Clyde Adler
as Bald-Headed Man
Jerry Dexter
as Radio Newscaster
Bob Harvey
as Waiter
Bob Ivers
as Boys at Dance
Richard Bakalyan
as Boys at Dance
Fay DeWitt
as People at Party
Sheila Rogers
as People at Party
Eddie Ryder
as People at Party
Bob Denner
as Band Member
Don Brodie
as Bowler
Adele Claire
as Elderly Lady
Isabelle Dwan
as Elderly Lady
Billy Bletcher
as Table Captains at It...
Byron Kane
as Table Captains at It...
Bob Carson
as Table Captains at It...
Marianne Gaba
as Waitress
Layne Maddox
as Waitress
William Enge
as Barbershop Porter
Rob Christian
as Barbershop Porter
J. Walter Smith
as Barbershop Porter
Bobby Johnson
as Barbershop Porter
Joey Johnson
as Barbershop Porter
Mantan Moreland
as Barbershop Porter
Hedda Hopper
as Herself
George Raft
as Himself
Mel Tormé
as Himself
Ed Wynn
as Himself
Vernon Scott
as Himself
Joe Finnegan
as Himself
Robert Carson
as Table Captains at It...
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Critic Reviews for The Patsy

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

November 25, 2004
AV Club
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

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

Full Review… | August 2, 2007
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jerry Lewis romp has its rib tickles.

January 4, 2005
Kansas City Kansan

Audience Reviews for The Patsy


Not very funny or even good for that matter. Jerry Lewis movies are usually better than this. (First and only viewing - 10/3/2014)

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