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The Nutty Professor

Theatrical poster for The Nutty Professor (1963)
Directed by Jerry Lewis
Produced by Ernest D. Glucksman
Arthur P. Schmidt
Written by Jerry Lewis
Bill Richmond
Starring Jerry Lewis
Stella Stevens
Del Moore
Kathleen Freeman
Les Brown and His Band of Renown
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography W. Wallace Kelley
Editing by John Woodcock
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 4, 1963
Running time 107 min.
Country USA
Language English
IMDb profile

The Nutty Professor, starring Jerry Lewis, was filmed from October 9-December 17, 1962. Written, produced, and directed by Lewis, it was released by Paramount Pictures on June 4, 1963, and proved to be one of the comedian's most popular films. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Stella Stevens ( born October 1, 1936 ) is an actress. ... Del Moore (b. ... Kathleen Freeman Kathleen Freeman (February 17, 1919 - August 23, 2001) was an American film, television, and stage character actress. ... Les Brown Sr. ... Walter Scharf (1 August 1910 - 24 February 2003) was an American film composer. ... John Woodcock (1974-75) Passed away in September of 1998 from a heart attack at his home in Fremont, California. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... // Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr. Strangelove. ...

Contents

Plot

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

Professor Julius Kelp (Jerry Lewis), is an unkempt, buck-toothed, introverted, socially inept college faculty member who invents a serum that turns him into the extremely smooth, obnoxious, girl-chasing hipster, Buddy Love. This newfound persona gives him the confidence to pursue one of his students, Stella Purdy (Stella Stevens). At first she despises Love, but she finds herself strangely attracted to him. Stella Stevens ( born October 1, 1936 ) is an actress. ...


The formula wears off at inopportune times, often to Kelp's embarrassment. He must rush back to his laboratory in the hopes that no one will discover his secret.


Although Kelp knows that his alternate persona is an arrogant person, he cannot prevent himself from continually taking the formula as he enjoys the newfound attention that Love receives.


In the end his true identity is revealed during the prom, as the Love persona transforms to Kelp during a speech. He admits that he has learned a valuable lesson, and Purdy admits that she likes Kelp better than Love and they get married.


Trivia

  • The character of Buddy Love is often interpreted as a lampoon of Lewis' former showbusiness partner Dean Martin, however Lewis has denied this in his 1982 autobiography. Many believe the character of Buddy Love is actually a goof on Frank Sinatra.
  • The Professor Johnathan I. Q. Frink, Jr. character from the animated television series The Simpsons loosely borrows much of his mannerisms and technique from Lewis's delivery of the Julius Kelp character. In one episode, the character of Frink's father appears, and was voiced by guest star Lewis.

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DVD releases

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See also

In the fields of sociology, behavioral psychology, and evolutionary psychology, with specific reference to intimate relationships, romantic relationships, or friendships, interpersonal chemistry is a reaction between two people or the spontaneous reaction of two people to each other, especially a mutual sense of attraction or understanding. ...

References

  • Jerry Lewis: In Person with Herb Gluck. New York: Atheneum, 1982, ISBN 0-689-11290-4

External links

  • The Nutty Professor on imdb.com
  • French paper about the movie: "Dr Jerry & Mister Love"

 
 

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