Patsy

V' 13

The Patsy

Jerry Lewis
USA, 1964
101min, OF

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The Patsy

Jerry Lewis
USA, 1964
, 101min, OF

Cast: 
Jerry Lewis
Ina Balin
Everett Sloane
Phil Harris
Keenan Wynn
Peter Lorre
John Carradine
Cast: 
Producer
Ernest D. Glucksman
Screenplay: 
Jerry Lewis
Bill Richmond
Sound: 
Howard Beals
Camera: 
W. Wallace Kelley
Editor: 
John Woodcock
Composer: 
David Raksin
Decoration: 
Cary Odell
Hal Pereira
Costume: 
Edith Head

Production: 
Paramount Pictures, Patti Enterprises
Format: 
35 mm
Color

After the client, a famous comedian, had an accident, the production team needs a new star. The choice falls on the clumsy, but hilarious in everyday life, hotel boy. But on stage he is forced to follow the script - not funny. Only when his producers let him down and he is back alone, he can bring up his talent and becomes overnight an acclaimed comedian. Among the stars playing themselves in Lewis' satire on the show business is: Peter Lorre in his last role.

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