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The Errand Boy (1961)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 24 November 1961 (USA)
Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going, so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to ... See full summary »

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Jerry Lewis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Lewis ... Morty S. Tashman
Brian Donlevy ... Tom 'T.P.' Paramutual
Howard McNear ... Dexter Sneak
Dick Wesson ... The A.D.
Robert Ivers ... Young NY Director Who Argues with T.P.
Pat Dahl Pat Dahl ... Miss Carson
Renée Taylor ... Miss Giles
Rita Hayes Rita Hayes ... Singer Who Dubs Davitt
Stanley Adams ... Grumpy
Kathleen Freeman ... Mrs. Helen Paramutual / Mrs. T.P.
Isobel Elsom ... Irma Paramutual
Sig Ruman ... Baron Elston Carteblanche
Felicia Atkins ... Serina
Doodles Weaver ... Weaver
Fritz Feld ... Busby - Roaring 20's Director
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Storyline

Paramutual Pictures wants to know where all the money is going, so they hire Morty to be their spy. Morty works for Mr. Sneak and gets a job in the mail room so that he can have access to the lot. But all that Morty ever finds is that he can cause havoc no matter what he does. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

It's the Nut - At His Nuttiest! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 November 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De golpe en golpe See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A scene of note with Jerry Lewis chewing out an imaginary board room, all done in mime with music background, the music is "Blues in Hoss' Flat" popularised by the Count Basie and His Orchestra. A recording of it can be heard in Basie's March 1960 Paris concert, and there may be other recordings of it as well. See more »

Goofs

The diver writes a question to the title character but omits the apostrophe from "DON'T". See more »

Quotes

Morty S. Tashman: Do you smoke ma'am?
[Bubblegum Blower in Elevator shakes her head]
Morty S. Tashman: Thank heavens.
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Connections

Referenced in The Errand Boy (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Blues in Hoss' Flat
(uncredited)
Music by Count Basie and Frank Foster
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errand, not errant
22 June 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

"The Errand Boy" is mostly an excuse for a series of silly gags, but it's good for a few laughs. Jerry Lewis plays a man who gets hired to spy for a movie company. Sure enough, in the process of spying, he just makes a mess everywhere he goes. Whether it's the armor suits or the champagne bottle, this guy is a walking disaster area. A precursor to Insp. Clouseau and Gilligan, if you will.

Low humor, you say? Maybe it is, but like I said, good for a few laughs; simply a way to pass time. The movie doesn't pretend to be a masterpiece. Also starring Brian Donlevy, Howard McNear, Kathleen Freeman, Stanley Adams and Doodles Weaver.


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