The Patsy
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Intended as a sequel to Jerry Lewis' 1960 success, Bellboy, The Patsy was originally titled Son of the Bellboy. Lewis is, again, hotel bellboy Stanley Belt. After the death of a big musical celebrity, Stanley finds himself approached by a team of managers eager to replace the late singer. Stanley is soon trained for imminent stardom but repeatedly lets down his team by screwing up his performances and public appearances. By some stroke of luck, he lands a gig on Ed Sullivan's television show. Stanley's managers high-tail it before it is too late but he may yet have a little… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Who is Jerry Lewis, and why is he funny when he's serious and serious when he's funny?"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"The Patsy reflects a genuine affection for the artisans and jacks-of-all-trades that make careers like Lewis's possible."
‑ Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
"Jerry follows along the comedy lines of Chaplin, but with far less good results."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Frantic and over-produced, with the ungoverned star at his spastic worst."
‑ Jake Euker, F5 (Wichita, KS)
"Jerry Lewis romp has its rib tickles."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Fascinatingly made Lewis film. Too bad it's not very funny."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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