Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Ladies Man (1961)

Notes: 5/4/11
Jerry Lewis lunacy. Seriously absurd.
Elaborate opening scene on a busy street.
Kathleen Freeman was an imposing figure.
Lots of girls! Big elaborate sets.
George Raft plays a gangster.
Strange set pieces. Jerry has a slight French style to his direction.
Rather strange and kooky atmosphere.
Lots of howling and chasing and assorted slapstick.

Review: C-
Jerry Lewis lunacy raised to the kookiest level. Lots of elaborate sets filled with girls, chase scenes, and assorted slapstick. Moves quickly despite not having a story or anything to really recommend, aside from the marvelous Kathleen Freeman. A Lewis misfire.

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