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The Bellboy


4.3 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews

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Product Description

Although he's quiet, Stanley does have a tendency to work with a slapstick style that includes various amusing facial expressions. When famous actor Jerry Lewis comes to stay at the hotel, people around Stanley notice the strange resemblance between the actor and Stanley and this causes Lewis to have trouble with his entourage.


Jerry Lewis was at the height of his popularity when he took his first directing credit, on The Bellboy, which turned out to be a huge hit and one of his funniest movies. But it wasn't business as usual: The Bellboy has no storyline, and the central character (a bellhop at the fantastically ornate Fountainebleau Hotel in Miami) executes his role essentially without speaking. Some of the gags are duds or dated, but the good ones are great: Jerry's anxious stroll across a cavernous, empty ballroom, and a small masterpiece involving four telephones at a reception desk. There's also a hilarious sequence in which the movie star "Jerry Lewis" comes to the hotel, which gives Lewis a chance to speak ("Stop with the brushing!"). The Bellboy is very short at 71 minutes, but contains essential proof of Lewis's gifts as comedian and director. --Robert Horton

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Special features

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  • Theatrical trailer

Product details

  • Actors: Jerry Lewis, Alex Gerry, Bob Clayton, Sonny Sands, Eddie Shaeffer
  • Directors: Jerry Lewis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Black & White, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 1.0), French (Dolby Digital 1.0)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 91 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0002NY8RQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,893 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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