Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis (March 16, 1926 - August 20, 2017) was an American comedian, actor, film producer, writer, film director and singer. He is best-known for his slapstick humor in stage, radio, screen, recording and television. Lewis is also known for his charity fund-raising telethons and position as national chairman for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Lewis won several awards for lifetime achievements from The American Comedy Awards, The Golden Camera, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and The Venice Film Festival, and he has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Arizona Dream (1993)

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An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emir Kusturica
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Lili Taylor

An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to bring him to Arizona for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Emir Kusturica
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Faye Dunaway  •  Lili Taylor

At War with the Army (1950)

Two former nightclub partners are now enlisted in the Army. Sergeant Puccinelli ranks above his former partner, Private First Class Korwin. Puccinelli is desperately trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas. Meanwhile, all Korwin wants is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mike Kellin  •  Dick Stabile

Two former nightclub partners are now enlisted in the Army. Sergeant Puccinelli ranks above his former partner, Private First Class Korwin. Puccinelli is desperately trying to get transferred from his dull job to active duty overseas. Meanwhile, all Korwin wants is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mike Kellin  •  Dick Stabile

Cinderfella (1960)

When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Ed Wynn  •  Judith Anderson  •  Henry Silva

When his father dies, poor Fella is left at the mercy of his snobbish stepmother and her two no-good sons Maximilian and Rupert. As he slaves away for his nasty step-family, Maximilian and Rupert attempt to find a treasure Fella's father has supposedly hidden on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Ed Wynn  •  Judith Anderson  •  Henry Silva

Cookie (1989)

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Cookie Voltecki is the illegitimate daughter of mobster Dino Capisco, who has just finished thirteen years in prison. Since being released from jail, all that Dino wants is to settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Seidelman
CAST:  Peter Falk  •  Dianne Wiest  •  Michael V. Gazzo  •  Brenda Vaccaro

Hardly Working (1981)

In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Susan Oliver  •  Roger C. Carmel  •  Deanna Lund

In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Susan Oliver  •  Roger C. Carmel  •  Deanna Lund

Hollywood or Bust (1956)

The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Pat Crowley  •  Maxie Rosenbloom

The last movie with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin together, is a satire of the life in Hollywood. Steve Wiley is a deceiver who cheats Malcolm Smith when he wins a car, claiming that he won it too. Trying to steal the car, Steve tells Malcolm that he lives in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frank Tashlin
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Pat Crowley  •  Maxie Rosenbloom

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

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A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

A group of strangers come across a man dying after a car crash who proceeds to tell them about the $350,000 he buried in California. What follows is the madcap adventures of those strangers as each attempts to claim the prize for himself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stanley Kramer
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Milton Berle  •  Sid Caesar  •  Buddy Hackett

Jumping Jacks (1952)

Nightclub entertainer Hap Smith has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army. With his lovely new female partner, Hap now plays a clownish parody of a soldier. When Chick organises a soldier show at Fort Benning, he realizes he needs his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mona Freeman  •  Don DeFore

Nightclub entertainer Hap Smith has a new act since his former partner Chick Allen joined the army. With his lovely new female partner, Hap now plays a clownish parody of a soldier. When Chick organises a soldier show at Fort Benning, he realizes he needs his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Mona Freeman  •  Don DeFore

My Friend Irma (1949)

Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Marie Wilson  •  Diana Lynn  •  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis

Prototype dumb blonde Irma and her slacker, wheeler-dealer boyfriend Al interfere in the love life of Irma's level-headed room mate Jane.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Marie Wilson  •  Diana Lynn  •  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950)

Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Marie Wilson  •  Diana Lynn  •  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis

Singer Steve, friend Seymour and fiance Jane, along with her dizzy blonde room mate Irma, have a series of misadventures on a California-bound train and end up involved with a gang of murderous gangsters in Las Vegas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Marie Wilson  •  Diana Lynn  •  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis

Pardners (1956)

Rich momma's boy Wade Kingsley Jr. an Eastern dude, tries to follow in his murdered father's footsteps by returning to the West to partner up with Slim Moseley Jr.,the son of his father's former partner. Wade overcomes Slim's initial reluctance to accept him by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lori Nelson  •  Jeff Morrow

Rich momma's boy Wade Kingsley Jr. an Eastern dude, tries to follow in his murdered father's footsteps by returning to the West to partner up with Slim Moseley Jr.,the son of his father's former partner. Wade overcomes Slim's initial reluctance to accept him by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lori Nelson  •  Jeff Morrow

Road to Bali (1953)

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye

Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Bing Crosby  •  Bob Hope  •  Dorothy Lamour  •  Murvyn Vye

Sailor Beware (1952)

Meeting in a navy recruiting line, Al Crowthers and Melvin Jones become friends. Al has tried to enlist before, but was always rejected. He keeps trying so that he can impress women. Melvin, is allergic to women's cosmetics and his doctor prescribed ocean travel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Corinne Calvet  •  Marion Marshall

Meeting in a navy recruiting line, Al Crowthers and Melvin Jones become friends. Al has tried to enlist before, but was always rejected. He keeps trying so that he can impress women. Melvin, is allergic to women's cosmetics and his doctor prescribed ocean travel, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Corinne Calvet  •  Marion Marshall

Scared Stiff (1953)

A nightclub singer and his partner escape mobsters by fleeing to Cuba with a beautiful heiress, who has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island. The trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Carmen Miranda

A nightclub singer and his partner escape mobsters by fleeing to Cuba with a beautiful heiress, who has inherited a haunted castle on an isolated island. The trio hunt for a hidden treasure and encounter a ghost, a zombie, and a mysterious killer...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Marshall
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Carmen Miranda

That's My Boy (1951)

Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Eddie Mayehoff

Jack Jackson, the greatest football player in Ridgefield College history, is disappointed that his only son Junior is an uncoordinated, allergy-ridden bookworm. He uses his athletic reputation and standing as #1 alumni contributor to pressure the coach to take ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hal Walker
CAST:  Dean Martin  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Ruth Hussey  •  Eddie Mayehoff

The Bellboy (1960)

Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, where he performs his duties quietly and without a word to anyone. All he displays are facial expressions and a comedic slapstick style. And anything that can go wrong, does go wrong when Stanley is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Alex Gerry  •  Bob Clayton  •  Sonnie Sands

Stanley is a bellboy at the Fountainbleau Hotel in Miami Beach, where he performs his duties quietly and without a word to anyone. All he displays are facial expressions and a comedic slapstick style. And anything that can go wrong, does go wrong when Stanley is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Alex Gerry  •  Bob Clayton  •  Sonnie Sands

The Caddy (1953)

Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his own right, Harvey Miller is too nervous to play in front of a gallery, so he acts as coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Dean Martin  •  Donna Reed  •  Barbara Bates

Although the son of a skilled golfer and an outstanding player in his own right, Harvey Miller is too nervous to play in front of a gallery, so he acts as coach and caddy for Joe Anthony, his girlfriend's brother.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Norman Taurog
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Dean Martin  •  Donna Reed  •  Barbara Bates

The Delicate Delinquent (1957)

Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McGuire
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Darren McGavin  •  Martha Hyer  •  Robert Ivers

Sidney Pythias (Jerry Lewis) is the a bumbling janitor picked up by cop Darren McGavin as a teenage gang member worth saving from delinquency. With McGavin's help, Sidney works his way through the Police Academy to become a cop too.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Don McGuire
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Darren McGavin  •  Martha Hyer  •  Robert Ivers

The King of Comedy (1982)

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Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Sandra Bernhard

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Scorsese
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Jerry Lewis  •  Diahnne Abbott  •  Sandra Bernhard

The Nutty Professor (1963)

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Stella Stevens  •  Del Moore  •  Henry Gibson

Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Lewis
CAST:  Jerry Lewis  •  Stella Stevens  •  Del Moore  •  Henry Gibson
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