The Bellboy
The Bellboy (1960)

Jerry Lewis is a bellboy in a posh Miami hotel. He speaks no dialogue in his interactions with a variety of hotel guests, which sets up for many sight gags in this slapstick comedy.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1960
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Critic Score: 70% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

For my meager money, Jerry Lewis' best & one of funniest all-time comedies.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The Bellboy is nearly silent, in what could easily be taken as a nod toward French comedy titan Jacques Tati.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jerry at his rawest and most creative.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of Lewis' more successful outings.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

In spite of all the French jokes, Jerry Lewis' directorial debut, The Bellboy (1960), is nothing less than a masterpiece.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
A successful debut of Jerry behind the cameras and still making great scenes with slapstick and physical comedy.
JY Skacto
Jerry Lewis steps behind the camera, as well as in front, to construct a successful slapstick comedy known as <i>The Bellboy</i>.<p>As stated… More
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