The Errand Boy
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The second of Jerry Lewis' directorial endeavors, The Errand Boy, like its predecessor The Bellboy, is essentially a series of "spot gags," some hilarious, others only moderately amusing. The gossamer-thin plot finds Morty Tashman (Lewis) being hired by the CEO of "Paramutuel Pictures" (Brian Donlevy) to spy on studio employees and report any incidents of wastefulness and sloth. This gives Morty a chance to wander all over the Paramutuel Pictures lot, inadvertently interfering with work in progress, encountering strange characters and inexplicable events, and overall… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The skeleton of Hollywood, half fakery and half magic"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"One of Lewis' more successful efforts."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The film is a series of sight gags, with not too many hitting the mark."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Apesar do fraco roteiro, que se resume a uma série de quadros mal-amarrados, o filme contém seqüências inspiradas que se encontram entre as melhores da carreira de Lewis."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The self-reflectivity of The Errand Boy is so pervasive it truly becomes the content of the film."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
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