Jerry Lewis was a popular American actor, screenwriter and director. He was mostly known for his comedy, especially for the slapstick comedy roles that made him a popular actor in the 50s. He, along with Dean Martin became popular as ‘Martin and Lewis’, and Jerry utilised this success to venture into motion pictures. He started his acting career in the late 40s and some of the early films that he was seen in were ‘My Friend Irma’ and its sequel, ‘My Friend Irma Goes West’. After these smaller roles, he played starring roles in films such as ‘The Stooge’, ‘Scared Stiff’, ‘The Caddy’, ‘Living it Up’ and ‘Three Ring Circus’.
He later collaborated with director Frank Tashlin, and together they produced back-to-back feature films such as ‘The Sad Sack’, ‘The Rock A-Boy Baby’, ‘The Geisha Boy’, ‘Dont Give Up the Ship’ and ‘Li’l Abnor’. In the later years of his career, Jerry appeared in films such as ‘The King of Comedy’, ‘Fight for Life’, ‘Max Rose’ and ‘The Truck’.
Despite the fact that he is widely known to be one of the greatest comedians of this era, he sometimes failed miserably, especially with films such as ‘The Nutty Professor’, ‘The Big Mouth’ and ‘Cracking Up’.
Rupert Pupkin, an aspiring comedian who has never performed for a real audience, is obsessed with the idea of being a celebrity like his idol, talk-show host Jerry Langford. After a brief exchange with Langford, Rupert assumes that now he’ll get his big chance. When he fails to reach Langford, Rupert decides to kidnap him to gain a break in his show.
The Nutty Professor is a black comedy science fiction film which is a parody of the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by RL Stevenson. The film revolves around Professor Julius Kelp, who is a nerdy and socially awkward university professor whose experiments in the classroom laboratory are quite unsuccessful and destructive. When he finds himself attracted to one of his students, he invents a serum that turns him into a handsome and charming hipster.
This action adventure comedy film revolves around a group of greedy people who hear about a hidden stash of loot. Soon they embark on an adventurous journey through the countryside in search of the buried treasure.
When an entire destroyer escort the U.S.S. Kornblatt disappears on its way to being decommissioned, Lieutenant John Paul Steckler, the last person to command it, is tasked to find the ship. With Congressman Mandeville breathing down his neck, Steckler is forced to postpone his honeymoon and go on a trip to find the fate of the Kornblatt.
A young New Yorker, who works at the fish counter at the city’s harbor, is a dreamer. Coaxed by his cousin, he travels to Arizona to attend his uncle’s wedding. There he meets a strange woman, who dreams of building a flying machine and her quirky stepdaughter, who dreams of being incarnated as a turtle. The three soon bond up.
Melvin Jones, who is allergic to cosmetics, applies for the Navy to travel in the ocean as prescribed by a doctor and befriends Al Crowthers, who has a bad knee. After they are accepted, his friends make a bet prompting Melvin to kiss the star Corinne Calvet, enraging his new girlfriend Hilda and Al, who is courting Corinne.
Roger is the son of a dairy business owner, whose father doesn’t allow him to work in his company. However, Roger doesn’t want to stay idle, and therefore he gets a job in his father’s arch-rival’s company, and things get complicated when he starts falling for the boss’s daughter.
The story focuses on two friends rooming together: scatterbrained, but rather good-at-heart, Irma Peterson, and ambitious Jane Stacey, who dreams of marrying a rich man. Irma’s boyfriend is con artist Al, who also dreams of becoming rich and in a bid to make a quick bug convinces singer, Steve Laird, to give up his job and move in with Irma and Jane. Will their dream come true?
An all American football hero, Jarring Jackson, is disappointed with his son. Although he considers Junior to be a nerdy weakling, he is not ready to give up and makes a deal with Bill Baker, who promises to turn Junior into a football star in lieu of free tuition. Junior finally makes to the college team, which followed by plenty of misadventure.
Paratrooper Chick Allen takes help of his former partner, nightclub entertainer Hap Smith, in organizing a revue at Fort Belding, as he wishes to impress his commanding officer. For the performance, Hap takes on identity of an ill-fated soldier, Dogface Dolan; however, as the situations compel him to continue with the impersonation, accident-prone Hap creates chaos but ends up becoming a hero.
When Herman promises the mob to fix a racing horse to pay off his debts, his veterinarian cousin poses as a jockey to help him. However, things eventually go awry.
Christopher Pride wants his psychiatrist girlfriend, Doctor Elizabeth Acord, to marry him and live with him in Paris. But Elizabeth doesn’t want to abandon three of her female patients, who have had bad relationships and lost their self-esteem. Pride decides to adopt different personas to date these women and give them their confidence back.
A sequel to My Friend Irma, the story shows Irma, Jane, Al, Steve and Seymour heading towards Hollywood, where Steve is supposed to have been offered a contract. But when the man turns out to be an escaped lunatic, they decide to head for Las Vegas, where Irma continues to court disasters and in the process becomes involved with a criminal gang.
Warren Nefron, a geek, is a hapless failure at anything and everything he tries, even his suicide attempts fail miserably. Finally, he takes help of a psychiatrist and tells him about his life’s troubles. Nefron gets cured with the help of hypnosis, but to the horror of the psychiatrist, he realizes that, with transference, he now has the same issues as Nefhron.
Penniless ex-soldiers and friends Jerry and Pete, who are in search of work, join a circus owned by a woman. They work as assistants to trapeze artist and lion tamer. As if the trouble the two create is not enough, Jerry aspires to be a clown and he’ll do anything – wash an elephant, tame a lion, just anything, to become a clown.
Based on the eponymous Harvey Comics character, the film focuses on Private Meredith Bixby, who has not been able to complete his training even after 17 months and a session with a psychologist. His only plus point is that he has a photographic memory, which is put to test when he is finally assigned to a base in Morocco and kidnapped by some Arabian renegades.
While on his annual fishing vacation in the Pacific, Jerry Lewis accidentally saves an infamous gangster who totally looks like him. When the gangster tells him about diamonds hidden around a hotel, Jerry tries to recover them but soon finds himself being chased by two rival gangster group as well as a hotel employee and a stewardess. To escape them and stay ahead, Jerry dons various disguises.
Set in a future time-period, the film revolves around astronauts Peter Mattemore and Eileen Forbes, who are sent to the US lunar space station; however, they are forced by the government to get married first to avoid any impropriety. They replace their male predecessor who have gone crazy, and set up a weather station with Russian astronaut couple as their neighbors.
Racer Mike Marsh loses his racing team co-driver Jim in a crash. Jim’s girlfriend Holly arrives too late and is filled with guilt. A new driver, Ned Arp joins the team and falls for the team owner’s sister Julie. Tensions rise when a third driver, Dan. arrives with his girlfriend, Gabrielle, but starts pursuing Holly and immediately antagonizes Mike.
When an insurance salesman is diagnosed with a terminal illness, his wife advises him to take his dream fishing excursion and charge it to credit card. He quickly acquires a huge debt and then learns that the diagnosis was wrong. To get out of the mess, his doctor friend tells him to fake death so that his wife can collect the insurance.
Nightclub owners Charles Salt and Chris Pepper have difficulties in keeping their club afloat. They approach Pepper’s affluent twin brother, Lord Sydney, who refuses to give money. Pepper returns only to find his brother murdered, so decides to take his twin’s place and save his club. Then the two learn that Sydney was a diamond smuggler and his accomplices want him dead.
Hardly Working tells the story of an unemployed circus clown, who can’t seem to hold down a job for much long. Whenever he tries regular 9-5 jobs, he ends up creating a mess.
To his wife’s dismay, Lester is forever trying to get rich quickly; but his plans always end up causing financial and personal grief for them. Finally, he enlists the help of a conman who concocts a bizarre plan to raise quick cash. Will they succeed this time?
The Trust is an American black comedy film which tells the story of two disillusioned police officers who learn about a huge amount of money hidden by a drug dealer. Since they are both going through financial problems in their lives, they decide to plan a heist to get the money for themselves. However, things don’t go as planned.
Brilliant but extremely obese scientist, Sherman Klump, develops a formula that allows people to lose weight. When he uses the formula on himself, he experiences instantaneous but temporary weight loss and develops an alternate personality, Buddy Love. Unfortunately, Buddy turns out to be rude, brash, and extravagant causing mayhem in Sherman’s life.
Though billionaire Brendan Byers III has been classified as 4-F, he wishes to serve his country in World War II. So he recruits and ‘trains’ other 4-Fs, and heads with them to Europe. Masquerading as German General Eric Kesselring, he plans to order the German army to pull back. However, he soon realizes that impersonating a Nazi officer has its own hazards.
A woman hires Clovis Blaireau, a private detective to spy on her cheating husband and get evidence of his infidelity.
The portly, good-hearted Professor Sherman Klump is getting married to pretty colleague Denise Gaines, so the Klump family is rejoicing. He is also set to present a revolutionary invention. But Klump’s alter-ego, Buddy Love, keeps disrupting Klump’s plans and thwarts all Klump’s attempts to get rid of him. Though Buddy plans to destroy Klump’s invention, he must face the entire Klump clan first.
Wealthy, beautiful couple, Caleb and Lutetia Swain, gives birth to deformed ugly twins, Wilbur and Eliza, who actually are an alien brother-sister team sent to solve our planet’s problems. The twins, when their heads are together, are invincible super-intelligent force capable of dealing with any problem. As their circumstances try to keep them apart, will the two continue to help the earth?