The Patsy
The Patsy (1964)

Jerry Lewis plays a dim-bulbed bellhop who, after an extraordinary series of events, finds himself being groomed to step into the comical shoes of one of the country's best young comedians.

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Rated: G
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Release Date: August 12, 1964
DVD Release Date: October 12, 2004
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Fernando F. Croce

Who is Jerry Lewis, and why is he funny when he's serious and serious when he's funny?

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Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

The Patsy reflects a genuine affection for the artisans and jacks-of-all-trades that make careers like Lewis's possible.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jerry follows along the comedy lines of Chaplin, but with far less good results.

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Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Frantic and over-produced, with the ungoverned star at his spastic worst.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Jerry Lewis romp has its rib tickles.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Fascinatingly made Lewis film. Too bad it's not very funny.

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