Jerry Lewis directed, co-wrote and starred in this riotously funny movie that set a new standard for screen comedy and inspired the hit remake. Lewis plays a timid, nearsighted chemistry teacher who discovers a magical potion that can transform him into a suave and handsome Romeo. The Jekyll and Hyde game works well enough until the concoction starts to wear off at the most embarrassing times.

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  1. Jerry Lewis

    Director, Writer

  2. Bill Richmond


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  1. Jerry Lewis

    Jerry Lewis

    Professor Julius Kelp / Buddy Love / Baby Kelp

  2. Stella Stevens

    Stella Stevens

    Stella Purdy

  3. Henry Gibson

    Henry Gibson

    Gibson, College Student

  4. Richard Kiel

    Richard Kiel

    Man in Gym (uncredited)

  5. Del Moore

    Del Moore

    Dr. Hamius R. Warfield

  6. Norman Alden

    Norman Alden

    Football Player

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • June 4, 1963
    NR, Theatrical



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