The Jerry Lewis Films: An Analytical Filmography of the Innovative Comic

The Jerry Lewis Films: An Analytical Filmography of the Innovative Comic

by James L. Neibaur, Ted Okuda

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ISBN-13: 9780786475001
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/22/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 295
Sales rank: 1,153,957
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

James L. Neibaur is a film historian and educator with more than 20 books and hundreds of articles appearing in Cineaste, Classic Images, Film Quarterly, Films in Review, Filmfax, and Encyclopædia Britannica. Ted Okuda is a Chicago-based film historian whose articles have appeared in such publications as Nostalgia Digest, Filmfax, and Classic Images.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword Kathleen Freeman 1

Introduction 3

The Many Facets of Jerry Lewis 5

Jerry Lewis, Filmmaker 8

Levitch Meets Crocetti 14

The Martin and Lewis Films 21

My Friend Irma (1949) 22

My Friend Irma Goes West (1950) 29

At War with the Army (1950) 33

That's my Boy (1951) 37

Sailor Beware (1952) 42

Jumping Jacks (1952) 51

The Stooge (1953) 56

Scared Stiff (1953) 62

The Caddy (1953) 67

Money from Home (1954) 73

Living It Up (1954) 78

Three Ring Circus (1954) 84

You're Never Too Young (1955) 92

Artists and Models (1955) 98

Pardners (1956) 104

Hollywood or Bust (1956) 109

The Martin and Lewis Breakup 117

The Lewis Solo Films 121

The Delicate Delinquent (1957) 122

The Sad Sack (1957) 126

Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958) 129

The Geisha Boy (1958) 133

Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) 137

Visit to a Small Planet (1960) 140

The Bellboy (1960) 143

Cinderfella (1960) 148

The Ladies' Man (1961) 152

The Errand Boy (1961) 156

It's Only Money (1962) 160

The Nutty Professor (1963) 166

Who's Minding the Store? (1963) 173

The Patsy (1964) 177

The Disorderly Orderly (1964) 181

The Family Jewels (1965) 185

Boeing Boeing (1965) 189

Three on a Couch (1966) 192

Way … Way Out (1966) 196

The Big Mouth (1967) 199

Don't Raise the Bridge, Lower the River (1968) 202

Hook, Line and Sinker (1969) 206

One More Time (1970) 209

Which Way to the Front? (1970) 212

Lewis During the 1970s and 1980s 215

Hardly Working (1981) 218

The King of Comedy (1983) 224

Cracking Up (1983) 233

Slapstick of Another Kind (1984) 238

The French Films 243

Retenez Moi … Où Je Fais Un Malheur (1984) 244

Par Où Tes Rentré? On T'a Pas Vue Sorter (1984) 246

How are the Kids? (1990) 248

Afterword 251

Appendix A Other Film Appearances 253

Appendix B Unrealized Film Projects 256

Appendix C Home Movies 258

Appendix D Lewis on Record 259

Appendix E Lewis on Television 260

Appendix F Lewis's Comments on Other Comedians 269

Appendix G The Video Assist 271

Selected Bibliography 277

Index 279

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