Retrospektive 2013

The Nutty Professor

Jerry Lewis
USA 1963

In this Jekyll - and - Hyde variant has the alter ego of ingeniously clumsy and dangerous experimental chemistry professor Kelp everything that is missing: Buddy Love is a womanizer, handsome, cool - but still a monster. Lewis summarized this paradox in an essential scene: After Kelps first transformation the focus narrows down to a point-of-view shot from his eye, where he perceives the horrified reactions of people passing him. But instead of the expected gruesome deformity we get shocked with the immaculate appearance of Buddy Love.

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  • Jerry Lewis
  • Kathleen Freeman
  • Stella Stevens
  • Med Flory
  • Howard Morris
  • Henry Gibson
  • Elvia Allman
  • Les Brown and His Band of Renown
  • Del Moore
  • Milton Frome
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Bill Richmond
  • Hugo Grenzbach
  • Charles Grenzbach
  • W. Wallace Kelley
  • John Woodcock
  • Walter Scharf
  • Hal Pereira
  • Walter Tyler
  • Edith Head
  • Ernest D. Glucksman
  • Jerry Lewis
Paramount Pictures
35 mm
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