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A klutzy poodle sitter goes to work in his girlfriend's mother's department store.

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Product Details

  • 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.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: March 27, 2012
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006X0ZN30
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,568 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By M. Shepherd on 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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Have you ever come across a movie that you have never seen before yet it makes you feel very nostalgic? To me this is it. This movie is absolutely hilarious his physical mishaps are typical of Jerry Lewis. The casting was superb as was the storyline. Side splitting comedy at its best. Now on the quality side- The video transfer seems very faithful to the film. As soon as the opening title sequence is over, which is soft with colors a bit anemic-looking (thanks to the optical printing of the era), the picture quality becomes very sharp with deep, richly saturated colors for the rest of the movie, especially reds and flesh tones. The lossless 2.0 mono audio sounds fine, if perhaps underwhelming compared with today's tendency for even minor films to immerse audiences in stereo surround sound. All and all this movie is humor at it's best and is a must for Lewis fans. I just loved it!!!
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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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By A Customer on August 23, 2000
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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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I LOVED this movie. Of course, I appreciate slapstick humor (Home Alone or Jim Carrey or Three Stooges-style disasters). And I adore Agnes Moorehead and am trying to watch everything with her in it, so it was a winning combo! I laughed so hard, especially in the second half. All of the actors do a great job. I love it when Mr. Tuttle throws the bottle in the pond and says "hey you! I'm leaving YOUR house!" and the vacuum scene is of course the best. One impending disaster after another with the silly scheming makes for great entertainment. All of the actors and supporting cast do a fine job!
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Fresh off his success with the self-directed "The Nutty Professor" in 1963, Jerry Lewis re-united (for the 7th time) with director Frank Tashlin for this comedy set within a department store. Lewis again plays another well-meaning schnook named Norman Pfiffer, an odd-jobs dog walker who just so happens to be in love with bubbly Jill St. John---much to the ire of her mother, Phoebe Tuttle (Agnes Moorehead, of "Bewitched" fame), owner of Tuttle's Dept. Store. Mom immediately schemes to break up the two lovebirds by hiring Norman & discourage him with the most impossible jobs, with the help of floorwalker Mr. Quimby (Ray Walston of "My Favorite Martian" fame). This premise is pretty much the entire framework of the movie. But who cares? It's the fun of watching Lewis bumble his way--though successfully, somehow--from one crazy job to the next.
Lewis is backed up by a good cast, such as Moorehead, Walston, St. John, and John McGivers as the down-trodden "figurehead" Mr. Tuttle, who finally learns to stand up to his wife.
Again, Tashlin knew how to best utilize his star in some of the wackiest moments. Who can forget Lewis trying to paint a flag pole, make a golf simulator go haywire, grapple with a "lady gorilla" of a customer in the shoe section, jog in a publicity-generated endurance test, and work in the sporting section with big-game equipment? But the topper has to be the climactic gag with Lewis trying to wrangle a vacuum cleaner gone berserk. This is a deliriously outrageous sight-gag marathon as half the store gets inhaled by this thing.
Another stellar Lewis-Tashlin collaboration, and another keeper for Lewis fans!
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I got this for my husband and he is surprised at how the quality of the transfer it is; he said some spots are not so much high-definition but for the most part, he is delighted I got this for him because it is his favorite Jerry Lewis movie.
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I always enjoyed Jerry Lewis movies who minding the store I do like that one but hilarious. I just think it's one of the better ones he made got couple other ones I can't remember the name that beats this one saw give this five out of five stars
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