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Who's Minding the Store? (1963)

Jerry Lewis , Jill St. John , Frank Tashlin  |  NR |  DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jerry Lewis, Jill St. John, Ray Walston, Agnes Moorehead, John McGiver
  • Directors: Frank Tashlin
  • Writers: Frank Tashlin, Harry Tugend
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Original recording remastered, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006X0ZN30
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,326 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Dog walker, Norman Phiffier (Jerry Lewis) is in love with Barbara Tuttle (Jill St. John), an elevator operator in her parent's department store. Barbara's conniving mother, Phoebe (Agnes Moorehead) disapproves of the couple and is determined to break up her daughter's romance with the incompetent boob. With hidden ulterior motives, Phoebe hires Norman to work in her department store and despite the impossible requests of Mr. Quimby (Ray Walston), the store manager; Norman manages to do an admirable job in his own slapstick manner. A film filled with great sight gags, includes a hilarious vacuum cleaner demonstration that naturally goes awry. This was the seventh (of eight) collaboration between Jerry Lewis and director Frank Tashlin (Cinderfella).

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Release this on DVD NOW PLEASE!! April 25, 2005
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of Jerry's best and funniest. So many of his other

classics are now out on DVD, why not this one??!!?? To the

"powers that be," PLEASE release this movie on DVD-A.S.A.P!!

My DVD library of Jerry Lewis masterpieces is in need of it!
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28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's Better than Jerry? August 23, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
THIS MOVIE IS ONE OF JERRY'S GREATEST, GREAT SUPPORTING CAST & A GREAT GAG DIRECTOR, FRANK TASHLIN...NO COMEDY OF TODAY EVEN COMES CLOSE TO THIS ONE...ONE OF THE KING OF COMEDY'S GREATEST!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Time To Laugh July 8, 2005
By S. Cox
Format:VHS Tape
A million laughs. Jerry Lewis sucks up a dog, a wig, dishes, and half of the displays into a vacuum cleaner that he just repaired. When the bag is popped by a pin, there is a hilarious explosion. A perfect cure for depression or those rainy day blues. Get this movie!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Jerry Lewis movies December 9, 2009
Format:VHS Tape
Without a doubt one of the best Jerry Lewis movies. This film is just packed with great comedians. Jerry Lewis, John McGiver,
Angnes Moorehead (Bewitched), Ray Walston (My Favorite Martian), and many others.
Jerry is a poor boob named Norman. Now Norman is a really nice guy, honest, hard working, and would do anything for anyone. Especially
for his girl. But like all Jerry Lewis characters he`s a disaster looking for a place to happen. His girl (Jill St. John) is the
heir to a big chain of department stores, but she doesn`t want Norman to know this. She wants to make sure he loves her for
herself, not because she`s rich. Her parents are Moorehead and her hopelessly henpecked husband McGiver. Moorehead`s character
is the ruthless driving force behind the Tuttle Empire and wants to prove to her daughter just what a boob Jerry really is.
So she orders the store manager (Ray Walston) to hire the boy and give him every dirty impossible job he can think of. The result
is disaster after disaster and laugh after laugh.
Walston makes a surprisingly good (not too mean) villian for the film, and all too often has his dirty tricks backfire on him.
Lewis is at top form in the film and turns in one of his best comedy performances.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's Minding the Store November 12, 2011
Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This is a great Jerry Lewis movie. He is a bumbler but he never gives up and keeps a cheery disposition. The company where he works is headed by a history of men who awere dominated by their wives (behind each presidential portrait is a portrait of their wife). Jerry is his own man though and unknown to him is that his girlfriend is the daughter of the president of the company. The mother knows of their relationship but the father does not know of it. The father likes Jerry's effort at every bad tasks that Jerry is given and this gives the father courage to stand up to his wife. I enjoyed the movie very much.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should not have been released as a Blu-ray! March 26, 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Have been waiting for this Jerry Lewis goodie ever since the dawn of DVD. This is probably one of the best Jerry Lewis movies ever. Fast, funny and completely insane.
But what a horrible Blu-ray it is! Some few scenes (or rather shots) look just as good as the recently released Blu-rays of The Geisha Boy, Rock-a-Bye Baby and Boeing Boeing, but 95% of the time the image here is super-soft, fuzzy and far, far away from fresh Technicolor. Incredibly sad. Olive Films should not have accepted this HD master from Paramount, and if it really represents the best that could be found in the vaults (which I doubt), then a DVD release only had been a better decision. This ugly-looking crap of an image does not deserve a transfer to Blu-ray. It will only give this superior format a bad name among those who do not know better. Olive Films should be more careful about their products - and reputation.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Who's Minding The Store? July 7, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
Who's Minding The Store? Is one of the funniest movies of All Time. It's right up there with It's A Mad,Mad,Mad,Mad World and Ruthless People all are Funnier than Some Like It Hot. It's going to be nice to see this classic comedy uncut on commercial tape.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Charming movie April 12, 2004
By Peter
Format:VHS Tape
I've seen this movie quite a few times now over the years, and why not wright a little review of this wild and crazy classic. it actally isnt as silly as most of the jerry lewis films, this is serious at times, and has alote of fine actors in it.
Jerry Lewis plays (as almost always) a nice and friendly chap, but clumsy who just can't seem to do anything right.
In this movie he is working at a big store, a huge store. and everything goes wrong! almost anyway. alote of fun scenes. not just a couple. i laughed many times through the movie. this is a fun and crazy jerry comedy, i think its one of the best jerry lewis movies. (atleast of what ive seen so far)
oh, and by the way, check out that beatiful secretary "Shirley", oh mama! i wish she had played a bigger role! and don't you just love the movie title? check it out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Jerry Lewis at his Best
Published 2 days ago by John S
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
ithought this was going to be a good movie - wrong
Published 14 days ago by beverlywest
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny
Very typical Jerry Lewis movie. He gets into the strangest predicaments and manages to get out of them in a very funny way. Love his movies.
Published 23 days ago by Judy A. Gasser
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent funny film
One of Jerry Lewis fun films a must see
Jill st John Ray walston Agnes moorehead
And the poodledog walker
Published 1 month ago by drew caldwell
5.0 out of 5 stars funny movie
I hadn't heard of this movie but I enjoy any Jerry Lewis movie so I purchased it and it is a very funny movie. Jerry Lewis is pretty much great in all his movies. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Adriana c anaya
4.0 out of 5 stars Better Jerry Lewis
I haven't been a big fan of Jerry Lewis, but "Who Minding the Store" has turned out to be my favorite film by the comedian. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars A Favorite from childhood!
I have loved this movie for many years and if you enjoy the crazy silliness of Jerry Lewis you won't be disappointed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ellen Ray
5.0 out of 5 stars FUNNY!!
Jerry Lewis is so funny in this movie. He gets into more trouble and we love this movie. The movie is great for the entire family.
Published 2 months ago by cmmit
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoying the Classics
I was so thrilled to be able to get this classic and enjoy the quality of the DVD. Brings back memories.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars JERRY LEWIS MOVIE
THIS IS A FAIRLY OLD MOVIE ---SEVERAL DECADES OLD --BUT STILL A LOT OF FUN TO WATCH ONCE IN AWHILE !
Published 2 months ago by Tomund
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