The Disorderly Orderly 1964 NR CC

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Poor Jerome Littlefield (Jerry Lewis). He wants to be a doctor but thats not exactly the perfect career choice when youre hopelessly squeamish. So he settles for the job of orderly at the Whitestone Sanitarium, a career move thats guaranteed to keep the patients and viewers in stitches!

Starring:
Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell
Runtime:
1 hour 30 minutes

The Disorderly Orderly

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Genres Romance, Comedy
Director Frank Tashlin
Starring Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell
Supporting actors Susan Oliver, Karen Sharpe, Kathleen Freeman, Everett Sloane, Del Moore, Alice Pearce, Milton Frome, John Macchia, Jack E. Leonard, Barbara Nichols, Muriel Landers, Frank J. Scannell, Frank Alesia, Murray Alper, Allyson Ames, Carol Andreson, Danny Costello, Frankie Darro
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Customer Reviews

Great family movie.
Troy
It was nice to watch a funny movie that didn't need rudeness and crudeness to make a person laugh.
Jeremy
This is a movie that my family had enjoyed on tv a long time ago.
Fixit

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Michael King on October 23, 2003
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Jerry Lewis is Jerome Littlefield, an orderly at a mental institution who acts crazier than the patients. Since Frank Tashlin directed this movie, Jerry is free to concentrate solely on his performance, which he does to perfection. Once again Jerry is the lovable loser, who was thrown out of medical school because he felt the symptoms of every patient he diagnosed. This movie features a lot of great sight gags. Jerry fixes a television set in a patient's room that has poor reception, also known as snow. When he takes out the front of the TV, snow comes flying out of the set and soon fills the room! A patient is in a full body cast from head to toe, looking like a plastered mummy. Jerry accidentally knocks him over, the patient goes rolling down a hill and crashes into a tree. There's pieces of broken plaster everywhere, but no body! Jerry declares, "I lost a patient!" The movie concludes with one of the craziest chase scenes in movie history, as a wheeled stretcher with an injured man on it rolls out of the back of an ambulance and continues to roll down hills, while first one, then two ambulances chase him. This movie features more LPMs (laughs per minute) than most modern comedies, and is one of Jerry's funniest films.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 9, 2002
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I loved this when I was a kid and I'm glad to say I still do now at 42! This is one of Jerry Lewis's finest with some really clever visual gags and an inspired use of sound(look out for the apple scene.)Kathleen Freeman is also great as the long suffering head nurse.The whole cast is excellent really and Everett Sloane is on fine form as the very un-pc director of the hospital.
A great film and very nearly up there with Lewis's(not Eddie Murphy's!) The Nutty Professor.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Troy on October 13, 1999
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Funny, funny, funny. Great family movie. Too bad they don't make them like this anylonger.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17, 1999
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my whole family loves Lewis it isn"t very often that my family can watch a wholesome movie and actually laugh.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 31, 2002
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This movie starts out kind of stupid, but about fifteen minutes into it you will be laughing on the floor. It as a great movie that the whole family can enjoy and will have you wanting to see other JL movies too!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By PATRICK J.POWERS on October 15, 2005
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If you ever wanted to see Jerry Lewis as a medical orderly then this is your golden opportunity to laugh out loud in this! The ending is hysterical. Typical Jerry Lewis fare. I loved every minute of it!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mark Ebert on September 2, 2005
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I was born with a severe heart condition. In 1979, at age five, I had a brain abcess. In 1982 I had opened heart surgery. In 2004 I had a pacemaker implanter. This movie's medical humor is funny--and as you have read; I ought to know!

This is also one of the best romantic comedies I have seen (Jerry Lewis or otherwise). Believe it or not, it's a tearjerker.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mata Hari on March 15, 2014
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Come on, now..... this has to be, by far, the best Jerry Lewis movie made. It's full of 1960's comedy gags and ridiculous situations, as well as the appearances of a couple of actresses in Jerry's previous movies. I had forgotten about actress Susan Oliver portraying Jerry's former high school heart throb. I was also surprised about the appearance of 60's comedian Jack E. Leonard, making a cameo appearance as a mentally unstable person (which, by many observations, would be considered "type-casting"...... heh).

Jerry Lewis is the poor schmo here, as he so often plays, delivering his best slapstick, crossed eyes and exaggerated faces of someone who just flat out "tries too hard" in nearly everything he does or touches. The plot is the thing here. This is so very entertaining, that it had family members laughing until wiping their eyes or urinating their undies after a Thanksgiving dinner one year. Yeah....... REALLY.

Thanks, Jerry, for your fun movies.
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