The Errand Boy

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"Fractures Hollywood with a Million Howls!"
  • PG
  • 1961
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 6.4  (2,134)

In the classic comedy film The Errand Boy, Jerry Lewis portrays Morty Tashman, a clumsy and accident-prone young man who lands a job at the fictional National Studios in Hollywood. Morty quickly finds out that he has been hired as an errand boy, tasked with running various errands and doing odd jobs around the studio lot. Despite his initial disappointment at not being cast in any of the studio's films, Morty soon becomes determined to prove himself as a valuable asset to the team. As he bumbles his way through a series of misadventures and comedic mishaps, Morty inadvertently uncovers a plot by some of the studio's employees to sabotage an upcoming production.

As Morty sets out to foil the saboteurs and save the day, he finds himself at the center of a series of hilarious situations that showcase Jerry Lewis's trademark physical comedy style. Along the way, he befriends a number of other characters at the studio, including a grumpy sound engineer played by Howard McNear and a benevolent studio head portrayed by Brian Donlevy.

The Errand Boy is a lighthearted and charming film that showcases Jerry Lewis's comedic talents at their best. Lewis, who also directed and co-wrote the movie, delivers a hilarious and endearing performance as Morty, a lovable underdog who eventually finds his place in the world of show business.

The film is also notable for its behind-the-scenes glimpses of Hollywood in the 1960s, including a number of cameos by real-life actors and actresses such as Ed Wynn, Milton Berle, and Shirley MacLaine. Fans of classic Hollywood will appreciate the film's lovingly crafted set pieces and attention to detail, which capture the vibrant energy and glamour of the movie industry during this era.

Overall, The Errand Boy is a charming and funny film that showcases one of Hollywood's most beloved comedians at the height of his powers. With its infectious humor, delightful characters, and memorable set pieces, it remains a classic of the comedy genre and a must-see for fans of Jerry Lewis and classic Hollywood.

The Errand Boy is a 1961 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

The Errand Boy
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    1 hr 32 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (2,134)