Jerry Lewis Double Feature
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR / WHO’S MINDING THE STORE?
Thursday, July 11 - 7:30PM Aero Theatre
Catch a night of laughs with two of Jerry Lewis’ funniest films.
First, Jerry has a double identity (before Eddie Murphy) as nerdy Professor Julius Kelp and super suave - yet incredibly obnoxious - Buddy Love in THE NUTTY PROFESSOR.
Then Lewis is klutzy (what else) Norman Phiffer working at a department store where he’s in love with the boss’ daughter (Jill St. John). The boss is alright, but it’s his wife (Agnes Moorhead from BEWITCHED) that isn’t so keen on her daughter slumming with such a poor man and schemes to break them apart. Hilarity ensues.
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR will be a DCP presentation and WHO’S MINDING THE STORE a 35mm print.
THE NUTTY PROFESSOR
1963 / Paramount / 107 minutes / Directed by: Jerry Lewis
With one swig of his magic potion, Jerry Lewis is transformed from meek college professor into the God of Mutant Swingers - Buddy Love! A few critics saw Lewis’ performance as a sharp dig at old partner Dean Martin (The Hollywood Reporter winked, “There’s more than a dram of vinegar in this portrayal of the glib, flip, guzzling hipster.”) Be sure to check out Love’s den of unearthly delights, the Purple Pit, and grrrr-oove to the swanky sounds of Les Brown and His Band of Renown. With Stella Stevens.
WHO’S MINDING THE STORE
1963 / Paramount / 90 minutes / Directed by: Frank Tashlin
Director Frank Tashlin’s background in cartoons made him a perfect fit for Jerry Lewis’ knockabout comedy; this hilarious film is a highlight of both their careers. Hapless Norman Phiffier (Lewis) and rich girl Barbara Tuttle (Jill St. John) are in love, but the young woman’s mother (Agnes Moorehead) disapproves, and puts her daughter’s suitor through the gauntlet at the department store she owns in an effort to get rid of him.