The Nutty Professor
Well, any scientist who makes a girl like this can't be all mad.
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: September 26, 2017
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Commentary by Jerry Lewis and Steve Lawrence
- The Nutty Professor: perfecting the formula
- Jerry Lewis at work
- Archival materials
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono - English, French
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore & Kathleen Freeman|
|Performer:||Howard Morris, Skip Ward, Norman Alden, Med Flory, Henry Gibson, Elvia Allman & Milton Frome|
|Directed by||Jerry Lewis|
|Edited by||John Woodcock|
|Screenwriting by||Jerry Lewis & Bill Richmond|
|Composition by||Walter Scharf|
|Art Direction by||Hal Pereira & Walter Tyler|
|Produced by||Jerry Lewis & Ernest D. Glucksman|
|Director of Photography:||W. Wallace Kelley|
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Contains some of Lewis's most outré directorial flourishes. Full Review
Rating: 4/5 -- Much better than the remake; Jerry Lewis' best movie.
Atlantic City Weekly
The Nutty Professor is a waste of talent, a waste of superb color photography and a waste of time. Full Review
Rating: 4/4 -- Demonstrates that Jerry Lewis is the absolute master of screen space: There's not a single indifferent shot in the film. Full Review
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Rating: D -- Silly, manic, juvenile, square, unfunny in an offensive way and serving as an egomaniacal testament to Mr. Lewis. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Rating: 4/5 -- Certainly Jerry Lewis at his best.
Kansas City Kansan
Rating: 3/4 -- a quite funny romp
Nerd. Milquetoast. Klutz. These are just three of the many undesirable words that can be used to describe Professor Julius Kelp. But all that changes when the chemistry expert invents a potion that transforms him into a suave, sexy chick magnet, whom Julius aptly names Buddy Love. Unfortunately, there's one side effect: Buddy can't control when he'll change back into Julius, an event that always happens at inopportune times. How will Julius/Buddy resolve his Jekyll-and-Hyde dilemma' This film cemented Jerry Lewis's reputation as a comic genius; he co-wrote and co-produced the film while also turning in a fabulous performance. This film served as the basis for Eddie Murphy's later Nutty Professor films.
In his college lab, a goonball, bucktoothed professor concocts a potion that turns him into a suave ladies' man. A Lewis classic.