Retrospektive 2013

The Patsy

Jerry Lewis
USA 1964
101 min

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.

Presented in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

  • Peter Lorre - Roderick Raskolnikov
  • John Carradine - Hatfield
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Everett Sloane - Dr. Eugene Brock
  • Ina Balin
  • Phil Harris
  • Keenan Wynn
  • Jerry Lewis
  • Bill Richmond
  • W. Wallace Kelley
  • Howard Beals
  • John Woodcock
  • David Raksin
  • Hal Pereira
  • Cary Odell
  • Edith Head
  • Ernest D. Glucksman
Paramount Pictures, Patti Enterprises
35 mm
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