The Ladies' Man
The Ladies' Man (1961)

Comedian Jerry Lewis began directing movies in 1960, and this often unkind satire on the nature of American womanhood is one of his early efforts in that regard. The rubber-legged, rubber-faced Lewis plays Herbert, a man who is despondent… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 28, 1961
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Richard Brody
New Yorker

In the end, the movie exalts the modest pleasures of everyday people, but, along the way, Lewis reveals the madder music within that they whistle while they work.

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Sean Axmaker
Turner Classic Movies Online's hard not to be awed by the technological leaps of this production, and at their best his gags delve in to the realm of the surreal last visited by the Marx Brothers.

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

A bizarre, sexually ambiguous, cantankerously skeptical burlesque on the ascent of feminine independence.

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Fernando F. Croce

A masterwork of demasculinization

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Steve Crum

Really funny moments happen with Jerry Lewis in all-girl rooming house.

Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Creatively goofy thanks to his inspired insanity, Lewis is at his naughty best in this carousing comedy

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This is one of Jerry's more creative comedies.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Jerry Lewis' The Ladies Man (1961) is yet another work of genius.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Nicely mounted, interestingly done, but typically unfunny Lewis.

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Lucas Martins
One of the most brillhant, funniest and criative Jerry Lewis' movies. The Ladies Man, without a doubt a true masterpiece. Fresh.